Charity Spotlight


     
  • Charity Spotlight: DreamCatchers

    Organization: DreamCatchers Leadership: Founder: Caitlin Crommett Annual Budget: Approximately $90,000 Origin: Caitlin Crommett founded DreamCatchers when she was 15. She had been volunteering with a local hospice for three years and wanted to have a more tangible...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
  • Charity Spotlight: Gesher Disability Resources

    Gesher Disability Resources Supporting individuals with special needs in the Jewish community and their families so they can lead fuller lives Organization: Gesher Disability Resources Leadership: Executive director: Amy Hummell Board co-chairs: Wendy Horwitch and Nora Schaefer...

    • Posted February 25, 2021
  • Charity Spotlight: A PAL When Families Need One

    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones offers the camaraderie and support that come from experience CEO/Executive director: Kim Humphrey, a nationally recognized expert on drug abuse and its impact on families. Humphrey retired after nearly 32 years with...

    • Posted January 28, 2021
  • Charity Spotlight: Healing Harps

    Therapeutic Harp Foundation uses an ancient instrument to bring comfort and peace Organization: Therapeutic Harp Foundation Leadership: Executive director: Kim Sterling-Heflin Board chair: Rene Kyl Annual Budget: $125,000 Origin: Therapeutic Harp Foundation evolved from Hospice of the...

    • Posted December 29, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: Increasing Independence

    Courtney’s Place helps adults with special needs develop abilities, confidence and social skills Organization: Cortney’s Place Leadership: Founders: Jim and Cindy Carpenter Executive director: Chasidy Gray Annual Budget: $1.2 million Origin: In 1985, Jim and Cindy Carpenter...

    • Posted October 29, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: Angels in the Outfield

    Organization: 4MOM Leadership: CEO: Braden Bishop, Seattle Mariners outfielder and founder of Cognition Coffee Co-founder: Hunter Bishop, San Francisco Giants outfielder and up-and-coming DJ Origin: After Suzy Bishop was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 54, her son...

    • Posted August 27, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: Healing from the Wounds of War

    Warrior Songs uses music to help veterans relieve PTSD Organization: Warrior Songs Founder and executive director: Jason Moon Origin: Singer/songwriter Jason Moon served in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 as a general construction equipment operator in a...

    • Posted August 4, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: One Organization, Many Services

    Wesley Community & Health Centers serves the whole health of its community THE STORY For 70 years, Wesley Community & Health Centers has provided community programs, services, classes, and activities for families living in south-central Phoenix. For...

    • Posted May 7, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: Hearts of Gold

    Rescue A Golden helps beloved breed THE STORY             In 1998, Joyce Hubler, a retired detective from the Phoenix Police Department, did some sleuthing that changed thousands of dogs’ lives. She had gotten her first Golden Retriever,...

    • Posted April 2, 2020
  • Charity Spotlight: Changing the Cycle

    Go With the Flow is there when girls need it THE STORY             In 2017, Demetra Presley saw a Facebook video that changed her life. The video showed how a teacher, who was often approached by students...

    • Posted March 5, 2020