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(PHOENIX – July 24, 2020) Twice a year, Esperança sends shipment containers filled with donated medical supplies and equipment to its trusted partner in Nicaragua, where they will be used by surgical volunteers and distributed to local hospitals in need in the region. Due to COVID-19 and to comply with social distancing to keep everyone safe, Shipment Day looked a little different this year compared to years prior. In a closed event with 16 staff members and interns, Esperança’s dedicated team loaded a 40-foot shipping container, in under four hours, with supplies that included wheelchairs, x-ray machines, syringes, catheters and more.

These supplies were donated from individuals, hospitals and clinics from across the United States – Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between.  In about five weeks, Esperança’s Nicaraguan partner, AVODEC will receive the container filled with $1.2 million in donated medical supplies.

Derived from the Portuguese word for “hope,” Esperança has been dedicated to transforming lives since its inception in 1970. The Arizona-based nonprofit began its mission abroad, serving the most under-resourced and poverty stricken communities throughout the Central Amazon Region. While providing health education and volunteer medical care, including surgical procedures, Esperança quickly became known as a symbol of hope to those that have learned to live hopelessly.

Today, Esperança continues to provide medical missions to such places as Peru, Mozambique, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. In addition, volunteers and indigenous partners provide these communities with access to clean water, stable sources of food, disease prevention, health education and ecological home-building.

Esperança’s domestic program in Phoenix partners with Title I schools, dental clinics and community centers, Esperança’s bilingual and bicultural health educators to provide children with oral health literacy, referrals for free or low-cost dental care and daily health and wellness exercises. They stress the importance of nutrition and physical activity, providing information in a language and at a level the kids can understand.

Known as Salud con Sabor Latino (Health with a Latin Flavor), adult classes are built around the idea that a family can be healthy, without losing touch with their culture. Participants engage in hands-on activities, such as cooking sessions and tours of local grocery stores.

For more information, plus ways to volunteer and contribute, visit www.esperanca.org.

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July 24, 2020

Esperança Shipment Day: Staff Pack/Load Medical Supplies for Distribution in Nicaragua

(PHOENIX – July 24, 2020) Twice a year, Esperança sends shipment containers filled with donated medical supplies and equipment to its trusted partner in Nicaragua, where […]
July 24, 2020

Governor Ducey Announces Statewide Campaign To Promote Mask Use Developed In Partnership With Arizona Advertising Agencies

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July 22, 2020

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Names Erica Missicano Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management

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July 20, 2020

University of Arizona Tech Parks Business Development Leader Appointed to Arizona Association of Economic Developers Professional Development Committee

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July 20, 2020

Anna Ortiz Elected to Board of Directors for the International Association for Community Development

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July 14, 2020

HMA Public Relations Announces Promotion of Autumn Jarrett to Account Executive

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July 13, 2020

Terrence Daniels Joins Jewish Family & Children’s Service as its Chief Financial Officer

(PHOENIX – July 13, 2020) – Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) today announced Terrence Daniels is joining the nonprofit organization as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Daniels has been acting as the interim CFO since April 2020. He previously served as a financial consultant to both JFCS and Sojourner Center over the past three years.
July 10, 2020

Trevor Wilde Appointed to Junior Achievement of Arizona Board of Directors

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July 7, 2020

Jewish Family & Children’s Service Receives HealthyVerified Certification

(PHOENIX – July 7, 2020) – Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) today announced that its three integrated healthcare centers and outpatient behavioral health clinic have […]
June 29, 2020

Trevor Wilde Appointed to Child Crisis Arizona Board of Directors; Sponsors Curbside Dinner Program to Help Provide 6,000 Meals to Valley Families

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