We are a community-based, character building youth development organization. We deliver the highest quality programs and provide opportunities to assist youth & teens in developing their self esteem, values and skills in a fun and safe environment.
A volunteer-run and faith-based organization, The Clothes Cabin provides free clothing, shoes, and linens to low-income families. The organization accepts only new or gently used items that are then washed, ironed, and sorted by size to offer an experience similar to shopping at a retail store. Its volunteers served more than 1,000 families in 2011, providing more than 60,000 articles of clothing and household linens. The Clothes Cabin also has a free laundry service and, whenever possible, supplements clothing and linens with donations of books, hygiene items, toys, and diapers.
Sunbird Golf Resort lines up 18 picturesque holes in its par-66 executive course, which spreads over 4,384 yards amid a welcoming residential area. Though relatively short in overall length, the Gary Panks design brims with obstacles capable of ensnaring wayward balls, including greenside bunkers, water on 10 holes, and mischievous palm trees that drop coconuts to confuse searching golfers. Before a round, players can test green speed on practice putting greens next to the 1st and 10th tee boxes and warm up with shorter strokes on a slightly truncated driving range.
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Arizona Bird Store is home to blue and gold macaws, blue-fronted Amazons, and sulphur-crested cockatoos—all of which can alight on visitors' shoulders or nuzzle their necks. The sociable birds range from hand-fed babies to adult breeders, and they include varies species, such as tiny finches and large, chatty parrots.
The specialty shop also boards birds, and its staff performs grooming services. In addition, Arizona Bird Store supplies patrons with a wide variety of cages and specialty accessories.
Helen's Hope Chest started when Mesa United Way started collecting new and used clothing for Arizona's foster children in 2009. Today, Helen's Hope Chest helps provide these kids with clothing, school supplies, toys, and hygiene items, offering a setup similar to shopping in a consignment store so children can select their preferred styles and colors. In 2011, Helen’s Hope Chest provided clothing and other basic items to more than 2,800 foster children.
The Child Crisis Center (CCC) provides educational and developmental resources for families, operates the Arizona Adoption & Foster Care program, and runs an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned, and neglected children.
Since it's inception in 1981, the CCC has housed more than 12,700 children from infancy to age 11. The shelter now contains 42 beds and houses 300–350 children every year. Young guests get a warm place to sleep, meals and snacks, and meaningful recreational and educational activities, including regular homework time and opportunities to play outdoors.
Since 1991, Aqua-Tots Swim School's comprehensive eight-level program has turned thousands of hydrophobes into probes of the aqueous abyss. Levels range from tadpoles (little swimmers aged 6–18 months) to stingrays, a level for swimmers of any age who can already freestyle independently with sidestroke and backstroke, but want to refine their skills. Class capacity never reaches more than four students in order to provide focused, individualized instruction and equitable splitting of double Popcicles. An active board member of the U.S. Swim School Association, Aqua-Tots Swim School doesn't just teach children how to swim; the rigorously trained instructors are dedicated to making a difference in the kids' lives through confidence-building encouragement and early space training to give them an edge in moon-college admissions.