CREATING CHANGE together
Congratulations to our Shine On groups! They each earned $5,000 from your votes, as well as a $5,000 initial grant awarded in 2015. Learn more about these amazing organizations and see how you can continue to help them by volunteering or donating.
See below to learn more about our Shine On groups.
Future for Kids
Having a positive role model helps children learn and succeed at home and in school. Discover Your Future is an after school program that provides small group mentoring for kids ages 6 through 14. Mentors meet weekly with students in a structured small-group program, focusing on academics, athletics and ethics.
Child sex trafficking — often considered a problem in other countries — is a real issue in the United States, with 300,000 American youth victimized every year. Streetlight USA is the nation’s largest residential care facility, helping girls ages 11 to 17 receive life skills assistance and counseling to build self-esteem and work toward becoming independent and successful young women.
Save the Family
Having a place to live is only the first step in helping homeless families heal and work toward self-sufficiency. Save the Family empowers families by providing transitional and permanent housing, as well as financial education, career coaching, legal assistance, life skill classes, and youth enrichment programs.
Battling cancer is difficult enough; fighting cancer as a single parent can seem overwhelming. Singleton Moms provides support and resources to single parent moms (and dads) battling cancer. Some of their services include financial assistance, support groups, basic supply donations, pre-prepared meals, house cleaning, and outings for the parents and children.
St. Joseph the Worker
Imagine trying to find a job without a phone, mailing address or access to the Internet. St. Joseph the Worker helps people who are homeless or low income find gainful employment through mentoring and support services. Clients receive assistance with resumes, applications, computer and email access, job searches, interview skills, transportation, dress clothes and more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Mentoring helps boost academic achievement, self-esteem and social development. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona provides mentoring services for at-risk youth through their traditional community program, as well as a site-based program (where children meet with a mentor during their school lunch hour).