2009 Charities

TRENDS CHARITABLE FUND 2009 GRANT RECIPIENTS

A&A COTTAGES, INC:
A&A Cottages,Inc's Empower program is a transitional living program for formerly foster care women 18-25 who are more likely to face homelessness, joblessness and incarceration. These women are provided a safe place and the support they need to succeed in the future.
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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF PHOENIX
Assistance League of Phoenix's Operation School Bell, is an ongoing program which has provided 4,000 new school clothes for children from low-income families, kindergarten through 6th grade. This program will serve approximately 4,200 children in 2009-2009.
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GREATER PHOENIX YOUTH AT RISK FOUNDATION
Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc's PALS Mentoring Program provides mentoring for children ages 5-15 living in homeless shelters. Mentors are matched to children, and are able to provide individual attention which they are not able to receive in the shelter or at school.
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HOMEWARD BOUND
Homeward Bound's Helping The Working Poor is a program which assists homeless and domestic violence families reach long term economic independence by providing many tools to single, female heads of households.
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MISSION OF MERCY
Mission of Mercy, Arizona's Access to Care provides a mobile care clinic for the poor. This mobile clinic serves sites in Phoenix, Maryvale, Mesa as well as South-Central Phoenix and West Valley locations in the very near future.
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ROSIE'S HOUSE
Rosie's House's STRINGS will provide for additional low income students to receive instructions from professional music educators. This program will serve 79 students this year, including 21 who are new to the program.
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SAVE THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona's Adult Instruction for Homeless Intervention Project will provide an adult instructor who will instruct and encourage nurturing and care of children, family stability and health. These are mostly single, female heads of households with 2-3 children.
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WASTE NOT
Waste Not's Food, Rescue & Delivery Program (Child, Youth and Family Sector) will enable nutritious food to be provided for at-risk children, youth and struggling families. Waste Not projects it will feed 8,400 individuals annually. Within this funding, TCF has also provided funding for another badly needed refrigerated truck.
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THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY
The Wellness Community (TWC) is a national non-profit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. Most importantly, TWC provides a home-like setting for people fighting cancer to connect with and learn from each other.
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