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December 27, 2022

Making a Difference, One Penny at a Time

Tucson – The 27th annual Penny Pitch was a huge success! The event that takes place every year in Tucson put on by KiiM-FM helped raise 5,472,189 pennies in 2022. All proceeds go directly to our emergency fund that helps families and children with any unexpected inconveniences or hardships. This […]

December 5, 2022

Holiday Festivities & Change for Children

Yuma – Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) hosted their Change for Children event in Yuma during their Holiday Tree Lighting on November 12th! The main event was the tree lighting that night, but there were tons of fun things for families to do. There were arts and crafts, games with prizes […]

November 30, 2022

Kappa Delta Gives Back

The Northern Arizona University (NAU) chapter of Kappa Delta (KD) has supported Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) for 7 years, beginning in 2016. Since then, Kappa Delta has raised nearly $90,000 to support AzCA’s children and families across Northern Arizona! Kappa Delta’s national philanthropic efforts are focused on supporting Prevent Child […]

November 10, 2022

A Life of Passion & Purpose

While everyone has their own unique story, Donna Hernandez has certainly experienced her own set of trying circumstances and has overcome plenty of obstacles – especially in her early years. Donna experienced foster care and adoption as a young girl growing up in Phoenix, and understands how difficult it can […]

October 31, 2022

From Athletics to AzCA

David Cuen grew up in a small town called Somerton, Arizona. He played baseball and basketball at Cibola High School in Yuma. During his senior season of high school baseball, David was named All-Arizona, recognition for the best 15 players in the state. He helped lead his team to the […]

October 20, 2022

Making a Difference: One Cup & Sand Tray at a Time

We are so thankful for Dutch Bros and members of the Tucson community for volunteering earlier this month for United Way’s Days of Caring. Volunteers spent the day at our Tucson office cleaning and reorganizing our Las Familias sand room, and creating a brighter environment for children healing from trauma. […]

October 20, 2022

A Pretty SWEET Storefront

Feel sweet while enjoying your favorite treats! Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is partnering with See’s Candies through their Yum-Raiser program with our own online storefront! Shop our online store when you are craving your favorite See’s candy or looking to find the perfect gift this holiday season. Arizona’s Children Association […]

October 19, 2022

Gifts of Hope is here!

For most of us, the holidays are filled with happiness, friends and family—a time when children look forward to fun and presents. This is merely a dream for many of AzCA’s children and families. Providing the joys of the holidays is often very difficult for foster families and for the […]

October 19, 2022

Making Your Voice Count: Ryan’s Story

“At the time, the government treated being poor the same as being abused.” This is how Ryan Young, a Peer Mentor with Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), described the service structure that resulted in his removal from his biological family and placed in an orphanage. Although the traditional orphanage model has […]

October 13, 2022

A Grandmother’s Bond

Garleah Spicer is a 67-year-old grandmother who has raised Vincent since he was about 2 years old. Vincent is an autistic teen who has severe trauma and is heavily medicated. Garleah has been Vincent’s only mother figure as she helped his father care for him when they moved to Arizona. […]