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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
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
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
Eighty seniors from around the West Valley all the way out to Tonopah received free meals during Meals of Joy’s first-ever Taste for Joy event Nov. 14. 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
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes program and Operation Gratitude are teaming up with Skyway Church in Goodyear to serve a drive-thru breakfast on Veterans Day to those who served in the U.S. military. more
The Western Maricopa Coalition, Westmarc, presented its 2020 Best of the West awards during an Oct. 22 dinner at Phoenix Raceway. more
When Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation President Beth McGee started a mask-sewing project in March to help local health care workers, first responders and other essential employees who were in dire need of face coverings in the COVID-19 pandemic’s infancy, she never dreamed how many people would join in the project nor how many masks they’d sew and distribute. more
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. more
In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials … more
Starting Monday, Aug. 24, the Buckeye Public Library System will expand the “no-contact pickup” service hours to include evenings and Saturdays. more
His return to Arizona has been as unpredictable for Kole Calhoun as anyone’s 2020. more
Sun Health At Home is continuing to see growth as more seniors look for ways to remain active and in their homes. more
Buckeye’s Public Library System received two separate grants totaling $22,000 to develop a collection of children’s audio books and to assist local businesses. more
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