• October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Know the Stats One in every four women and nearly one in seven men in the U.S. report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. National domestic violence related costs exceed $5.8 billion annually, including $4.1 billion in health care expenses. One in five teens will experience dating abuse in Arizona. Emerge! answers more than 5,000 calls on its crisis hotline every year. There are over 12,000 domestic violence calls to 911 in Pima County each year. In Arizona, a child witnesses a domestic violence incident every 44 minutes. On average, someone in Arizona dies every three days due to domestic violence. Resources If someone told you they were being abused, would you know what to do? Hearing about someone’s abusive si…

    04 2014
  • End hunger one bag at a time

    Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will be teaming with Edward Jones to help provide meals for struggling families in Arizona. From now until November 8th you can collect non-perishable food items and contribute to Edward Jones’s 8th annual BAG-A-THON! All donations will be taken on November 8th, 2014 from 8:00 am-12:00pm on the corner of La Canada and Lambert drive in Oro Valley. We ask that all donations please be dropped off on November 8th,   during the main collection day. We are very excited to help Edward Jones meet their goal of 100,000 pounds!  *If you need bags for collecting donations, we have Trader Joe's bags at our Resource Centers that you can use.

    24 2014
  • Girl Scout Troop 172 Donates to Diamond Children's Hospital

    Girls Scout Troop 172, from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, raised money through their cookie sales in 2014, to purchase and donate toys and games to Diamond Children’s Child Life Program for children staying at the hospital. The Troop, made up of nine-7th grade girls, wanted to focus on children for their community service project this year and chose to donate toys and games to patients at Diamond Children’s Hospital, to give them something to do and make their time there less frightening. The Troop met with Lori Mitts, Child Life Specialist at Diamond Children’s, to find out what the hospital needed and what would be the safest toys and games to purchase. The girls went shopping with a $550 budget and purchased items that fit all age groups and divided them into packets. The toys…

    22 2014
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