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AZ Giving: Pink Out 5K

 

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In 2009, at the age of 39, Holly Rose discovered she had a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. She was fortunate enough to find the cancer in the early stages and save her life.

During that time, her family and community were there for her, cheering her up...

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AZ Giving: Models Mutts Meow Calendar

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For the third year in a row, the Arizona Animal Welfare League has brought models, photographers, make-up artists, photo studio owners and experts alike all together to volunteer their time, talent and resources to help raise money for the shelter.

Three years ago, creator and organizer of the annual calendar, Whitney Steele, came up with the idea to showcase animals that have been in the shelter for a long time to hopefully give them a new home, all while raising money for the upkeep of the shelter. The last two years, they've raised thousands of dollars for the shelter...

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Oct. 14: Rendez-Zoo at Phoenix Zoo

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Be prepared to journey back in time to a prehistoric era where dinos roamed as the Phoenix Zoo hosts Rendez-Zoo on Oct. 14. VIP guests of Rendez-Zoo will enjoy a lakeside evening of hors d’oeuvres, libations and entertainment, with an elegant seated dinner to follow on the terrace of the C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center. Plus, Rendez-Zoo guests have the opportunity to place their bids during a silent auction.

The night will continue as guests roam under the stars at the

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AZ Giving: Your Experience Counts To Train Classroom Volunteers

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Mesa schools have expressed a great need for classroom volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. “We have a shortage of at least 20 classroom volunteers to meet the needs of students and teachers in the Mesa Public Schools,” says to Mike Beardslee, program director for Your Experience Counts (YEC). YEC provided 39 volunteers to support nine Mesa elementary schools last year, but “principals have requested nearly 20 more for 2017-2018."

YEC, a program of HandsOn Greater Phoenix, is in its 12th year of training and placing volunteers in classrooms in five Phoenix area school districts – Mesa, Balsz, Osborn, Washington and Dysart. ...

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AZ Giving: Teen Lifeline

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As the school season hits, pressures grow for local youth. That is where the Valley’s Teen Lifeline comes in to be a source of hope and help for young people considering suicide.

Teen Lifeline first opened its doors in Phoenix in 1986. The program began after the 1985 network show, “Surviving,” aired. The show, starring Molly Ringwald, was based on two teens who died by suicide. It resulted in headlines popping up addressing the problem of teen suicide. At the time, Arizona was ranked second highest in the nation of teen suicides per year. As a result, the program started a year later and has focused the past 31 years on preventing teen...

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