PHX Renews to host nonprofit collaboration to benefit families

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Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Families Giving Back and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona are partnering together to host a day to benefit families and create an educational volunteering experience. On Saturday, March 28, the activities will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at PHX Renews, 4221 N Central Avenue, a 15-acre community garden and urban agriculture site in the heart of central Phoenix organized by Keep Phoenix Beautiful.

“We are very honored to be a part of this unique collaboration with Keep Phoenix Beautiful and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona,” said Lisa Geyser, co-founder and vice-president at Families Giving Back. “This type of event shows how valuable it is to our community to have families, with children of all ages, volunteering to make a difference.”

The day will consist of four stations including an organized drum circle, a painting station where youth will be painting a 4x8 mural, a soil discussion and planter decoration, and a materials hunt. Nearly two hundred children and families are expected to attend the day.

“Keep Phoenix Beautiful is proud to partner with Families Giving Back and Free Arts for Abused Children,” said Tom Waldeck, president & CEO of Keep Phoenix Beautiful. “PHX Renews is the perfect place to host such an incredible event that will benefit so many families and the community in one day!”

About Keep Phoenix Beautiful

Keep Phoenix Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. They have been working in Phoenix since 1982 to promote the preservation and protection of our environment. With the help of thousands of volunteers annually and financial support from the City of Phoenix Public Works Department and many corporate partners, Keep Phoenix Beautiful dedicates its efforts to recycling initiatives and education, litter reduction, beautification, and community improvement activities including the recently launched PHXRenews. For more information, visit www.KeepPhxBeautiful.org or call 602-262-4820.

About Families Giving Back

Founded in 2012, Families Giving Back is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to family volunteering in the Phoenix metro area. Families Giving Back works with Valley nonprofits to create volunteer opportunities that families with kids of any age, can do together. In addition to creating 2-4 volunteer opportunities each month, they also serve as a comprehensive resource for family volunteering, which includes a detailed monthly calendar of family-friendly volunteer opportunities, at-home volunteer project ideas, book recommendations, conversation starters, and more.  Whether families have toddlers or tweens, Families Giving Back will assist them in finding great opportunities to make a positive impact in the community. For more information visit http://www.familiesgivingback.org/.

 

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is the only nonprofit organization in Arizona delivering creative and therapeutic arts programs to abused and homeless children, ages 3 to 21 years.  Established in 1993, Free Arts offers four distinct programs and serves more than 7,000 children annually. We partner with 32 child welfare agencies, spanning 100 + sites throughout Maricopa County, including group homes, crisis shelters, residential treatment facilities, and unaccompanied minor programs.  Since our inception we have provided creative healing services to more than 80,000 youth. The dedicated adult volunteers and employees of Free Arts are proud of our twenty-one year history of consistently and compassionately providing quality programs that result in changed lives for vulnerable and neglected children in our community.

Media Contacts

Tiffany Hilburn
Keep Phoenix Beautiful
P: 602-261-8793
C: 602-295-0279
tiffany@keepphxbeautiful.org
www.phxrenews.org
www.KeepPhoenixBeautiful.org

Rachel Brockway
Families Giving Back
P: 602-957-8881
C: 602-561-1707
rbrockway@hmapr.com
www.familiesgivingback.org

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