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On Friday, June 10, twenty-three single mothers made their way to the Chaparral Suites for a relaxing weekend getaway. Fiesta Bowl Charities made this staycation possible to give these women a much-needed break, as they all manage to work part-time, attend college full-time, manage their homes and raise their children. It was a fantastic weekend […]

For our Friends in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area: If you’re in the middle of Spring Cleaning, bring your no-longer-wanted items to Meridian Bank instead of throwing them away or having a yard sale. We’ll collect them, have them picked up by Weigh to Fundraise, and for every pound they pick up, a monetary donation goes […]

On September 18th, 2014 the U.S. Airways Center Pavilion came alive with former and present Phoenix Suns players along with an assembly of NFL and MLB athletes. These professionals, many who were raised by single mothers, gathered to raise $40,000 to help low-income single moms attend college. Event host, Eddie Johnson, played 17 years in […]

He·ro  Noun Webster: one who shows great courage or is admired for achievement and noble qualities On December 14th, over 350 guests/gift wrapping volunteers gathered in the Arizona Ballroom at the Phoenix Marriott Airport Hotel for the Second Annual Holiday for Heroes event.   The event is named in recognition of the courage exhibited by our single […]

     Dear Friend of Helping Hands, Perhaps you are like many people who get discouraged when you see stories of poverty – not because you don’t care but because you recognize that efforts to solve the problem through government handouts or charitable gifts can sometimes be nothing more than temporary band aid solutions.  In other […]

  As we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, here are five things our organization is thankful for:

A Special Event to Thank Our Donors Our annual meet the moms event is a special night that gives us a chance to show how much we appreciate you, our donor! This is an opportunity to converse with the very women you have heard about, supported and encouraged, while enjoying wonderful hors d’oeuvres and cocktails […]

by Michelle Ye Hee Lee – Dec. 2, 2010 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic College life isn’t always conducive to single mothers, who must juggle classes, homework, jobs and motherhood. But a helping hand can make a big difference in a single mother’s daily life: someone to fix her car when it breaks as she’s […]

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