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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Photo by Kris Cartwright Helping others is just one of many holiday season themes. Friends and area residents gathered at the Kirt and Susan Hamm residence to collect unwrapped toys, at the same time enjoying each other’s company, light snacks and holiday cheer. Guests included, from left, Nan Hamlin, Julie Mitchell, Heather Woody, Susan Hamm, […]

Kid Power

Kid Power

Photo by Chelsea Martin Resource students from Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School presented their semester project to a welcoming, supportive crowd, including the students’ families, a contingent of fellow students and special guests, including district superintendent Dr. David Schauer; principal Dr. Marianne Lescher, who developed the project; and district science coordinator Monica Crowder. The students’ […]

Employment remains biggest challenge for rehab non-profit

Employment remains biggest challenge for rehab non-profit

      Story by Chelsea Martin Opportunity should not exist merely to engage the capable body but extend to all in a community, including those who require assistance for special needs. And, although helping others isn’t a priority for all, for others it’s a way of life. Combine determination and a passion to achieve that […]

Hospitals embrace latest crop of ‘Volunteens’

Hospitals embrace latest crop of ‘Volunteens’

Every summer, around 150 high school age students faithfully spend at least four hours a week volunteering at either Chandler Regional or Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of the hospitals’ Volunteen program. Some, like Lindsey Chew and Claire Mahaffy, both 17, are motivated to volunteer by their desire to work in the medical field […]

Dad’s rare qualities create a lifelong roadmap to success

Dad’s rare qualities create a lifelong roadmap to success

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate those who embraced their roles in the essential development of their children, offering love, care and acceptance, along with a bond that often is unparalleled. A father’s role is looked upon as the sturdy foundation that preserves a family. Sometimes days pass without spoken words of appreciation for […]

Welcome home!

Welcome home!

Smiles were everywhere as the city of Tempe and Habitat for Humanity offered a long awaited first look at two new homes constructed with the combined efforts of Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, SRP and East Valley Catholic Coalition. Church volunteers, college students and local business people worked for months to build the homes, part of […]

Prominent Valley entrepreneur to keynote annual event

Business owners will get a chance to meet and greet one of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs when the Tempe Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual luncheon on Friday, June 28. Keynote speaker for the event is Steven Mihaylo, founder of Inter-Tel and the guiding light for some of Arizona’s most recognized accomplishments for more […]

Community Action Agency campaign targets Tempe’s homeless

Community Action Agency campaign targets Tempe’s homeless

For Patrick Winters, working with the homeless is more than a job. It’s a calling. “I’ve worked with the homeless population for seven years now, and I just love it,” he said. “It’s a passion of mine.” Winters, who has worked as a case manager since 2010 at the Tempe Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program […]