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Belongings Thrift Store Helps Support UMOM

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Many thrift and consignment stores sell unique antique and vintage items. From a pair of 2016 Chanel espadrilles, Kate Spade purses, to a hand-painted set of dining room chairs and vintage wall signs, Belongings Thrift Shop has everything old to new. However, what make Belongings special is not only what they sell but also what the store offers the Phoenix homeless community.

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A New Leaf: Telling Untold Stories, The Di Bella Family

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by Candy Thompson

The panoramic view creeping through the windows of the massive Greyhound bus, coupled with the excitement of a new construction job awaiting him in Colorado, kept Tom and his wife Marissa on the edge of their seat. The steady roar of the engine was just enough to lull their three-year old son, Lucas to sleep for much of the 22 hour trip.

The Di Bellas were thrilled at the prospect of a new life, job and home. They could already picture a brighter future. However, that picture had been embellished with unfulfilled promises.

The temporary living...

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Sierra Tucson Supports the Ice Breaker Run For Mental Health Awareness Month

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By Sierra Tucson

Some journeys are historic because of the distance. Others make history because of what happens along the route; the participants involved; or the impact they will make. Currently underway, six individuals are embarking on the Ice Breaker Run—a 24-day, 3,100-mile journey across the United States—for all of those reasons. These runners seek to shine a light on the barriers between mental illness and mental health.

The Ice Breaker Run is expected to establish a new world record for a 6-person relay team, but that’s not what makes this run unique. The participants in...

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High Street’s Livin’ in the 80s Fundraiser to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of AZ

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Go back to the days of big hair, bright colors, amazing music and unforgettable films of the ‘80s – all for a great cause.

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A New Leaf: Telling Untold Stories, One Mother’s Hope

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by Candy Thompson

She spent her early childhood in suburbia, never realizing how difficult it was for her mother, a single parent, to maintain that home and provide for her family’s needs. Stephanie didn’t understand she was living in an unstable home. Her father was in and out of her life until he left for good when she was twelve years old. “That’s when I first learned what it was like to be homeless,” she said. “I can remember hiding under bridges on many rainy nights, trying to keep dry.”

“My mom never complained as a single parent and I didn’t realize how difficult it was for her raising...

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