Giving Back

group-pic-from-united-food-bank-volunteer-eventDuring the holiday season or as the year comes to a close, we are all reminded to give back. Most non-profits push for tax donations at the end of the year, or do food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But what about the rest of the year? People are in need year-round and there will always be people that are less fortunate than we are. So, as a family, we have made it a priority to give back year-round. We stuffed backpacks with United Food Bank last year. As you saw on my last post, we helped Elliot’s Closet with a clothing drive for kids going back to school. Over the holidays, we adopted a home thru The Centers for Habilitation/TCH for people with disabilities. We also donated to Kyrene Schools, Arizona Autism United, Tempe Chamber of Commerce and the 100 Club of Arizona as we are passionate about what they do.tch-adopt-a-home-program

So, as you are preparing your taxes for the year, remember to include donations to your favorite charities. They need it!

Here are a few links to my favorite charities, just in case you don’t have your own…


United Food Bank’s Backpack Program

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We joined the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador group at the United Food Bank last week to pack backpacks for kids in need. There were about 25 of us and we packed over 1100 bags of food while we were there. We had a great time and enjoyed doing something to give back in our community. To learn more about United Food bank and their volunteer opportunities, check out