ARA supports these local and national charities.
Special Thanks to our volunteer members!
2022 Cactus Conference - St. Mary's Food Bank St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.
St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving 9 of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
2021 Fall Event and 2020 Cactus Conference - US Vets U.S.VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.
2019 Cactus Conference - Sunshine Acres
ARA Board/Community Service committee recently coordinated a weekend event for the kids of Sunshine Acres to attend the Arizona Rattlers Football Game.
2018 Fall Event - #1 Arizona Humane Society
By teaming up with relocation companies across the country, Move For Hunger is creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs. Their movers offer to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks.
2018 - The Melonhead Foundation A pediatric not-for-profit cancer charity offering basic needs assistance. The Foundation is part of the 2% of cancer charities that is not funding for research.
March 2016 Charitable Event
2015 Charitable Event
U.S. Vets Phoenix Veteran's Home
This not-for-profit organization offers housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support for transitioning Vets and their families. The goal is to get Vets off the streets and out of the homelessness cycle.
The program provides transitional and permanent housing to approximately 260 veterans daily.
ARA members have been privileged to spend time with our Vets at the housing facility where we've barbequed, played bingo and laughed for hours over our attempts at Karaoke. We raised over $3,500 at the 2015 Best of the West Conference, ARA sponsored a room in the facility.
Packages from Home
Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH)
Providing hope, healing and the best healthcare to children and families since 1983. Today, PCH is one of the 10 largest pediatric hospitals in the United States. It offers specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families throughout Arizona and the Southwest.
Leadership Circle involves members in the community who donate money annually, pool their donations and then decide by vote which grants receive funding. Voting occurs at an annual Luncheon in April. Finalists are awarded the funds at a Gala in May.
This global social enterprise is a not-for-profit organization committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes.
Soles4Souls assists the needy in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S. A new pair of shoes provides relief today . . . so thousands can succeed tomorrow.
|SWAN & The Butterfly House
Someone Worth Accepting Now was conceived out of a desire to create a different type of safe haven for those affected by domestic violence . . . one without the restrictions and limitations of standard shelters. This 'home vs. shelter' model and unique methodology create an inviting, comfortable environment for women. It provides women the support they need in order to have a higher long-term success of living violence-free.
The 'Butterfly House' is a place where women can maintain a more normal routine such as cooking a meal or baking cookies for their children. The house equips these families with more than a safe place to detox from a life of violence, grow and learn . . . it equips them with money management and critical survival skills.