Arizona Helping Hands
For the last three years, PlanetOne has volunteered with Arizona Helping Hands. Earlier this month, our team participated in the organization’s 23rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting children ages 0 to 21, in foster care only. For 2021, the community event was a festive drive-thru experience featuring live music and holiday entertainment, delicious snacks and pictures with Santa. As families came through to drop off their toy donations, the PlanetOne team assisted in collecting, separating and loading toys onto the delivery truck. Each year, the goal of the Arizona Helping Hands Toy Drive is to provide every child with a toy to open during the holidays. The first year the toy drive was held, Arizona Helping Hands was able to provide 500 kids with toys and books for the holiday season. This year, Arizona Helping Hands will serve more than 1,000 children in foster care through the annual toy drive. In addition to the annual toy drive, PlanetOne has participated in Arizona Helping Hands’ Back-to-School Support Week. During this event, the PlanetOne team assisted children and their families in getting all their necessary back-to-school supplies, including new shoes and clothing. Another one of PlanetOne’s favorite projects with Arizona Helping Hands is Birthday Dreams, a program that provides personalized birthday gifts wrapped and decorated by volunteers. More than 250 boys and girls each month receive gifts and party packages to celebrate their special day. Arizona Helping Hands was founded in 1998 to honor the wish of “one good deed being done every day.” The organization’s mission is “to provide essential needs for children in foster care through our programs promoting safety, permanency and health. Arizona Helping Hands is the largest provider of essential necessities for children in foster care in the state. For more information, visit https://azhelpinghands.org/about-us/.
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