Arizona Helping Hands
For this quarter’s From the Heart initiative the team headed to Arizona Helping Hands, an organization that focuses on bringing hope to children in the foster care system. Every child deserves to be remembered on their birthday. However, unfortunately children in foster care do not always experience this celebration. Each year, Arizona Helping Hands is committed to fulfilling birthday wishes for nearly 3,600 children in foster care so they know how special and loved they are. Sadly, oftentimes the birthday package provided by Arizona Helping Hands is the first birthday present a child in foster care has received and the first time their birthday is acknowledged.
The From the Heart squad of Shawna Hayes, Derek Solorzano, Suzanne Toncar and Kyle Wood contributed their time and matched up with a birthday request form of a child in foster care with the child’s name, gender, birthdate, age, and interests. They personalized and decorated a white bag for each child and then “shopped” in the warehouse for three perfect gifts and a new book. Finally, they wrapped each gift, placed them in the decorated bag with tissue paper and ribbon creating unique and festive birthday gifts for five children in all.
The PlanetOne family is grateful for our many blessings and wish all in our collective community continued safe surroundings and good health as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times.
For more information on Arizona Helping Hands please visit https://www. https://azhelpinghands.org/
For more information on PlanetOne’s From the Heart initiatives visit https://www.planetone.net/company/fromtheheart/