The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Anthem, Arizona is hosting its second annual “Friends of the Poor, Walk a Mile in My Shoes” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne church located 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. The net proceeds of this Run/Walk will go towards building the food pantry at St. Rose which will provide temporary emergency subsistence for families who are suffering. St. Vincent de Paul works in conjunction with other not-for-profits in the service area to distribute food and many other services to any family or person in need regardless of age, religion or ethnic group. St. Vincent de Paul serves the Anthem, Tramanto, Black Canyon, New River and other north Phoenix communities.
The 5K Run/Walk is open to all casual and serious runners and walkers. The course is out-and-back and is predominantly asphalt. Water will be available at the turn around and start/finish line. Families are encouraged to participate through reduced fees for children. Parents with strollers are welcome. Run/Walk fees include a tee shirt, indoor restrooms and goody bag. The St. Rose Knights of Columbus will serve all participants a free pancake breakfast after the race; non-participants may join in the breakfast for a small fee.
Anthem Community has come together to provide cheering for the participants and in other ways provide a fun event for participants and spectators alike. Run/Walk Sponsors will have booths near the Start/Finish line to provide information and service.
Anthem Cares through Service (ACTS) presents the 5th Annual ACTS Auction benefiting families in need in Anthem, Arizona.
The Auction will kick off on February 20, 2015 at 4:30pm at the Ironwood Country Club in Anthem, Arizona. Hundreds of exciting auction items will be available to choose from such as art, wine, gift certificates, vacation packages, golf packages, and much more! This promises to be a fun-filled night to remember.
“Little acts of kindness and assistance goes a long way to help Anthem families get back on their feet. The proceeds generated from the ACTS auction provide this support”, said Joe Huseonica, ACTS Auction Chair.
Founded in 2009 to meet the growing needs of the Anthem community, ACTS is comprised of over 70 volunteers who raise and distribute funds, help with utility bills, provide transportation, prepare meals, obtain groceries and assist with projects such as home or yard cleaning.
“Please support ACTS through auction attendance and/or a donation” added Mr. Huseonica.
Donations to ACTS may be tax deductible. Mail donations to: 3655 W Anthem Way 109-349, Anthem AZ 85086. Receipts for your tax purposes will be mailed accordingly. To learn more about ACTS visit www.anthemacts.com.
DATE: February 20, 2015
TIME: 4:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION: Ironwood Country Club, Anthem Arizona
NAAAP-member Foothills Food Bank program is looking to make a difference this holiday season for a family in need. See http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/2014/11/adopt-a-family/ for details.
Looking for some interesting holiday gifts? NAAAP-member Anthem Pets’ Twelve Days of Christmas Online Auction is a good place to look for holiday gifts. From now to December 12th, Anthem Pets is auctioning great gift items, with the highest bidder at the close of the auction winning the item(s). With the proceeds, Anthem Pets hopes to replenish its Medical Fund so we may continue to treat the animals that come under their care. Check out http://www.biddingowl.com/auction/home.cfm?auctionID=3080.
As beautiful as our community is, the sad fact is that many Anthem residents are in need. Last year, NAAAP-member organizations helped well over hundreds of persons in need. These include people who are hungry, who are or may become homeless, who are ill and struggling to get the medical care they need and even people who laboring just to keep their pet. NAAAP organizations help with resources which come from fund raisers over the year and from your donations. On Giving Tuesday or any time this holiday season, NAAAP asks that you support your area charities so they can help our neighbors. In the upper right hand corner of this page, please click on “Donations” to find out how you can donate. Thank you for your consideration.
Join NAAAP-member Anthem Cares Through Service (ACTS) for its annual Holiday Home Tour on Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11 from 6:00 to 8:30. Six homes on the tour will be spectacularly decorated for the holidays. Children of Anthem who are in need of clothing and food will be the beneficiaries of the evening. Tickets are just $20 per person. Reserve your tickets by emailing contacting