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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...

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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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Valley Youth Theatre to Host Shrek Themed Fundraiser: Soirėe In the Swamp

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The stage is set for Valley Youth Theatre’s annual fundraising event, VYTal Affair on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 5:30pm at Herberger Theater Center. The 2017 gala, Soirée in the Swap is themed after Valley Youth Theatre’s current production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. The fantasy filled evening will feature cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and “Shrek-takular” musical performances by stars of Valley Youth Theatre.

Established in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is an award-winning, professional quality, non-profit theatre dedicated to helping young people achieve their full...

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AZFoothills.com's Nonprofit of the Year: PANDA

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In the spring, AZFoothills.com kicked off its first-annual Nonprofit of the Year competition in which more than 300 Valley organizations vied for the winning title and a sponsorship package from Arizona Foothills Magazine. After weeks of voting, PANDA, which was founded in Phoenix in the 80’s, came out on top. Here, get to know the noble nonprofit that has a mission of improving treatments and aiding in the discovery of cures for devastating childhood diseases.

 

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