Philanthropy

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Nonprofit of the Month: Junior Achievement of Arizona

For more than 65 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona has prepared local students to succeed in both work and life, empowering the futures of more than two million students. Here, Anne Landers, vice president of Strategic Impact, discusses the 20th anniversary of JA BizTown and the upcoming JA Bottles for BizTown event.

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Paws for a Cause

On Nov. 21, local photographer Kay Eskridge of Phoenix’s Kay & Co. Photography is offering a free pet portrait session to those who donate an unopened bag (25 pounds or more) of dog and/or cat food in honor of Paws for a Cause.

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Nonprofit of the Month: notMYkid

Today, notMYkid aims to inspire youth to grow, thrive and reach their full potential via a full continuum of mental and behavioral health and wellness programs. Here, Shane Watson, public information officer, discusses how the pandemic has affected notMYkid, its new The Well campus and how readers can support its noble mission.

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St. Vincent de Paul Launches Dignity Drive

To ensure that all women have a bra–one of life’s most basic needs that offers a variety of health and emotional benefits–St. Vincent de Paul’s Women in Service and Hope (WISH) group launched the Dignity Drive to collect new or gently used bras all month long for the Phoenix center.

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Nonprofit of the Month: Teen Lifeline

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of calls and texts to Teen Lifeline, which works to prevent teen suicide in Arizona, has risen exponentially. Here, Michelle Moorhead, executive director of Teen Lifeline, discusses ways to aid the nonprofit, the role of its teen volunteers and in what ways it is honoring Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.