As a single mom to two sons with autism, Lisa Masters was concerned for her children as they approached adulthood and she learned of the gap in support services available to them. In 2021, Masters took matters into her own hands by founding Autism Life & Living, which aims to empower young adults with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Nonprofit of the Month: Mercy C.A.R.E.S.
Everyone deserves access to health care. Since 1985, Phoenix-based Mercy Care has worked to provide that access.
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
From simple acts (like enjoying local wine and sustainable eats) to grander gestures (including nominating a neighborhood school for a learning garden), read on for an array of ways to celebrate Earth Day in Phoenix.
Nonprofit of the Month: Ryan House
Tracy Leonard-Warner, executive director of Ryan House, discusses the variety of ways the Valley can contribute to this wonderful cause as well as its Community Breakfast, taking place March 31.
Nonprofit of the Month: The CARE Organization
Roni Warda, COO of The CARE Organization, discusses the success of the nonprofit’s first gala event and how readers can take action.
5 Black-Led Phoenix Nonprofits
In honor of Black History Month, read on for five Black-led, Arizona-based organizations to support this month and beyond (including exciting events to put on your calendar).
Nonprofit of the Month: 100 Black Men of Phoenix
A beacon of leadership, 100 Black Men of Phoenix provides programs to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all people of color, serving more than 100 youth per month since 1994.
Nonprofit of the Month: Women4Women Tempe, Inc.
Women4Women Tempe, Inc. was founded with a mission to distribute feminine hygiene products to unhoused and low-income women who might have difficulty affording such items. Here, Kay Wright, co-founder and president, discusses how the nonprofit got its start and how readers can get involved.
Nonprofit of the Month: United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona sets out to provide comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Ensuring its members enjoy “Life without Limits,” the organization imparts physical and developmental support as well as educational growth.
Phoenix Holiday Toy Drives
The season of giving is officially here in Arizona, and it’s time to give back to our community by supporting local toy drives for little ones. The following are a handful of Phoenix toy drives to contribute to this holiday season.