In fact, we have six! We are so pleased to announce that each and every organization received funds to continue shining a light on the great work they do in our community.
Coming in at 507,707 votes, the winner of the $30,000 grant is Operation School Bell (Assistance League of Phoenix)! A big "thank you" for supporting these amazing organizations and the impactful work they do.
It's proven that starting a new school year feeling self-confident is a child's first step towards educational success. Operation School Bell provides brand new school uniforms and properly fitting shoes to kids who would have otherwise gone without and risked missing out.
For kids who depend on meals provided by school, breaks from school also mean a break from food. Bags of Hope provides nutritious, shelf stable meals and snacks so kids in need receive the consistent nourishment outside of school that’s needed to live a healthy life.
Bullying, racism and hatred are widespread issues that must stop. No Place for Hate® is a program that helps K-12 schools to create safe learning environments that promote inclusion, appreciation of diversity and respect for others, helping kids reach their full potential.
Some see a dirt lot as just dirt, but MentorKids USA sees the South Phoenix corner as the perfect spot for the Hope Neighborhood Garden. The 96 plot garden and meditation center will bring families together, build community and increase neighborhood pride.
The arts give children a voice. Each year, more than 2,800 kids living in group homes and homeless shelters spend 16 weeks with devoted Free Arts mentors who use music, creative writing, drama, and art to help kids express themselves and change the course of their lives.
More than 100 animals are euthanized each day in Phoenix shelters because of treatable injury, illness or young age. HALO Animal Rescue provides a safety net for these animals, providing medical care to get them on the road to adoption.
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