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 impact on patients’ lives. After noticing that many patients were rarely visited by family or friends — and […]

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 the Phoenix Police Department, during which he served as a commander for almost 16 years. While he was […]

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 Valley’s Integrative Therapeutics Program and has been serving the Valley for 20 years. Delivering the power of live […]

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 welcomed their first child, Cortney. Despite being born with congenital nervous system malformations that left her unable to […]