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 with every amenity needed for a true staycation. The Fiesta Bowl Charities provided:
- Welcome bags stuffed with pool toys and other goodies
- Dinner on Friday night and lunch and dinner on Saturday
- Board games for the kids to play
- 12 staff members to assist with the lunch and program on Saturday
Additionally, the families had 2 complimentary breakfasts, all the water / cookies / fruit drinks they could consume and movies by the pool on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The staycation was a dream come true for these families. Donna called it “a wonderful treat for my children that I could never been able to afford otherwise.” Mindy said that her oldest daughter has asked for the past two years when would they get to take a vacation and that she was ecstatic about the experience. Amber said she “left refreshed and relaxed.”
It was a “hands on” event for the Fiesta Bowl staff as they spent their Saturday afternoon visiting and playing games with the families along with assisting the moms as they took their children through the food line.
Jose Moreno, Director of Community Relations and Charitable Giving, summed up the excitement on the part of the Fiesta Bowl Charities staff: “We’re thrilled to give these hard-working moms a chance to kick back and relax with their children. The efforts of Helping Hands align with Fiesta Bowl Charities’ core mission, and we’re proud to support single moms in the program.”
From the bottom of our hearts, the staff of Helping Hands for Single Moms says “thank you” to the Fiesta Bowl Charities for a weekend that these women and their children will never forget. You worked so hard to make it so special! Also, much thanks to the Chaparral Suites, soon to be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, for their hospitality. And, thanks to Ali FauntLeRoy, Communications Manager (Fiesta Bowl Charities), for a great press release that we borrowed from for our article.
ABOUT FIESTA BOWL CHARITIES
The Fiesta Bowl’s vision is to be a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. Throughout the 2015-2016 season, Fiestas Bowl Charities granted $1.5 million to nonprofits across the State of Arizona. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports, education and human services. Since 1971 Fiesta Bowl Charities has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year round, during and outside of bowl season. For more information about its local impact and how to get involved, visit fiestabowl.org.