Q4 2017 – St. Vincent de Paul’s Christmas Adopt a Family  – https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs/adopt-a-family-christmas-program

For the 4th Quarter, we have decided to combine the contribution with the volunteer event so that we can Adopt a Family for the holidays. We will be going through St. Vincent de Paul’s Christmas Adopt a Family Program. Families are chosen for sponsorship by the Conference of St. Vincent de Paul. We are excited to say that we will be sponsoring a local single mother and her four children by providing them with Christmas gifts and a Christmas dinner. We are really looking forward to helping this family during the holiday season!

Q3 2017 – St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – http://www.firstfoodbank.org/about/

We chose St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance because this is an organization that gives back 95% of the proceeds to local individuals and families in Arizona. Their efforts help feed hungry individuals and families throughout two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties.

Donation made on 10/18/17

Q2 2017 – Cancer Research Institute – https://www.cancerresearch.org/

I chose this charity as our first donation because it is a cause that is near and dear to me for many reasons. Cancer touches everyone, one way or another.  Aside from losing several family members due to cancer over the years, the past 3 years have been extremely tough for me. I watched a good friend, whom was far too young, fight for his life up until the end. Unfortunately he lost his battle earlier this year. Charity Watch, recommended by Consumer Reports, has this organization as one of the top cancer charities to donate to.

Donation made on 7/21/2017