“Spook”tacular Halloween House Tour benefiting the Foothills Food Bank will be held on Thursday October 23rd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 41319 N Rolling Green Way. Bill and Toni Huser will be your “ghosts” for the evening. No “bones” about it, their home is “boo”tifully decorated. Pam DiPietro, Executive Director of the Foothills Food Bank, will be on hand to accept your “treats”.
The Foothills Food Bank established the Snack Pack program. The program provides preschool, grade school and high school children in the Deer Valley Unified School District with food items to take home with them over the weekends. The Food Bank needs $5.06 per week per child to fund this program; they are currently helping 135 Anthem students per week for 40 weeks of school attendance. YOUR help is needed to assist with funding and to this end you are cordially invited to a “reverse” Trick or Treat!
Amy Bennett, a 23-year-old Anthem native, died recently in a tragic bicycling accident in Wyoming. The Amy Bennett Foundation is a commemorative and fundraising website for Amy’s passion for the arts. A non-profit organization in this name is in the process of being founded. It’s immediate aim is to recoup some of the medical costs from her critical care in trauma centers. The part not covered by insurance may reach 100K. The foundation also hopes to go beyond that to create a scholarship fund that shall be used to enrich the lives of youth and college performers at Starlight, where Amy got her start, at University of Northern Colorado’s Musical Theater Program, and many other institutions. Donations may be made online or to a special fund at MidFirst Bank. For more information, please see amybennettfoundation.com. (more…)
Phoenix firefighter Gary Johnstone died in a tragic accident on Friday, August 8. He was the proud father of three boy’s ages 6th grade, 7th grade and 10th grade as well as a loving husband. To help this family, NAAAP-member We Care Anthem has set up an account at Mid First Bank to receive donations (We Care Anthem for the benefit of JOHNSTONE FAMILY #2033008787). Donations to this 501c3 account are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated. (more…)
The Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities Association will host Ignite the Night, the Charities’ annual banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, September 6th at Anthem’s Ironwood Country Club. Festivities begin at 6 P.M. with dinner featuring Italian fare. The Charities will recognize members and partners for their service and the 2014 Firefighter-of-the-Year will be honored. The Charities will also raffle items generously donated by local businesses and friends of the Charities. This year’s raffle items include Disneyland tickets, a stay-cation package, a firearm, and golf packages. Tickets are just $50 each and are available at www.FirefightersCharities.com. All money raised will be used to help people in need within the three communities of Desert Hills, Anthem and New River. (more…)
HOPE in Anthem, a mother-daughter non-profit charity has teamed up with Anthem Pets, a local non-profit animal rescue, for Food for Fido Pet Food Drive July 28th – August 15th. Drop off barrels are stationed at PostNet in Anthem located at 3655 W Anthem Way. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm and Saturday from 9am – 3pm. If you need assistance with pick up, please call Anthem Pets at 480-287-3542 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.HOPE logo (300×300)
When Sabrina Seifert (13 year old, 8th Grade at Anthem Prep) discovered there was a pet food shortage she jumped on the chance to help. HOPE just completed a very successful clothing and supplies drive for the Veterans of Victory Place and Sabrina thought we could be just as successful with HOPE’s 1st food drive for Anthem Pets. Sabrina title
d the drive “Food for Fido”. The ladies of HOPE all work together on the project; creating posters, flyers and promoting Food for Fido.
NAAAP-member Anthem Giving Circle annually puts together backpacks with necessary school supplies for kids who need them. This year, the traditional funding source for this program is unavailable. To keep this program going, the Giving Circle is seeking contributions. Please consider supporting the program through a contribution through NAAAP following the instructions on the donations tab