Neighbors
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Eleven-year-old Constintine, or CJ as he’s called, is like most fifth grade boys. He’s friendly and talkative, loves the outdoors, and wants nothing more than a family to call his … more
The Diamondbacks are the Valley of the Sun’s undisputed hometown team, with a large and loyal red sea of support to prove it. Yet the fan base of their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, can give them the blues, especially on their home turf. more
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley has presented its 4th fourth annual Renee Parsons Girls Leadership Award to Kaiah James. The award honors girls who symbolize fundamental leadership … more
Salina thrives in the classroom and she wants to stay there when she is grown up. “I want to be a teacher because I want to teach kindergartners their ABCs and stuff,” Salina … more
When Army veteran Richard Perkins passed away at the age of 92 in 2014, he left behind a treasure trove of hundreds of photos he took while stationed in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl … more
Music helps people express their deep emotions and listening to it helps Aiden to know he isn’t the only one who has felt that way. A long list of favorite artists includes “Maroon … more
If you’re looking for a little conversation, sit down next to 14-year-old Keegan. “He is a story teller,” says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to … more
More than 600 blood donors are needed this weekend at Vitalant’s Saving Arizona Blood drive.  While Christmas through New Year’s Day is the lowest week of the year for blood … more
Just as the sky above seems to know no limits, neither does 15-year-old Sky. “I really like to tell people that I want to be president,” she says, “but I know I have to be mayor … more
 The Salvation Army is in the final days of its Red Kettle Campaign, a critical stage in collecting donations to “Rescue Christmas” for our neighbors in need. Due to economic … more
A lot can be said about how a society treats its aging, vulnerable and disenfranchised communities, but at First Place AZ advocates there are seeking a holistic approach to day-to-day life for those … more
Few people are as self-aware as Gauge, a boy barely into high school who knows his strengths and knows where he needs to improve to reach his goals. “Gauge is always trying to do … more
The Arizona Cardinals and Desert Financial’s annual toy drives pivots their focus this year to accommodate health concerns surround the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday Dec. 5, the toy … more
Life lessons come in all shapes, forms and fashion but the virtues of responsibility, respect and characters are rites of passage many would argue everyone needs. But some children don’t … more
While everyone has been stuck at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus, not many have been as stuck at 16-year-old Aaron. When someone in Aaron’s group foster home tested positive for … more
Like a lot of teens doing remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Julio misses the classroom. Well, at least the other students in the classroom. “He does not like virtual … more
It’s hard keep a straight face when you’re talking to a puppet, so 16-year-old Nelly is all giggles while building a hand puppet at Puppet Pie, a wondrous workshop operated by Stacey … more
Fears about the spread of COVID-19 caused families around the world to shut their doors to strangers, literally and figuratively. But dozens of foster families and adoptive families with Aid to … more
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