I-ology has had an amazing year of growth and transformation, and because of that we all have so much to be grateful for! So this holiday season the I-ology team set out on a mission to give back to people in the community who are in need.
Our president and CEO, Trish Bear, was invited to compete in the Arizona’s Children Association 2nd Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge. This charity event was created to help raise money and awareness for the more than 19,000 children in out-of-home care. Not only did she win the People’s Choice Award, but she also raised over $19,000 that will go directly to the Arizona Children’s Association “Strengthening Families” Fund. The event was a huge success and raised over $175,000 from supporters and sponsors.
In addition to supporting the Arizona Children’s Association, we sponsored three young women who are being supported by the Florence Crittenton Foundation. These in-kind gifts provide much needed support, from basic necessities to new clothing. Often the youth at Florence Crittenton arrive with only the clothing on their backs and simple donations can make a world of difference for them as they begin to change their future. To learn more about Florence Crittenton visit their site here. To make a donation, follow this link.
On top of these efforts, the I-ology team has been hard at work collecting diapers and wipes for the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona. The Diaper Bank provides diapers to partner agencies that work with people in need.
According to the organization, “As government programs continue to be cut or frozen, more families are finding themselves in dire straits. Food stamps and WIC programs do not cover diapers and other baby necessities. The Diaper Bank aims to support families and mothers working to reach self-sufficiency and personal success.”
To donate, host a drive or become a volunteer visit the site here.
From all of us here at I-ology we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!