Want a way to support one of your favorite causes while getting a fun night out for you, friends and family? SummerWinds Nursery is partnering up with the Phoenix Zoo to provide a way to both raise much needed basic supplies for our children's shelter and give back to our supporters.
combining her love of kids and art was an opportunity she couldn't pass up.
When she was given the chance to showcase artists at the Orange Table in
Scottsdale, she knew she wanted to try and get the children of Crisis Nursery
six months Crisis Nursery has been excitedly counting down the days until our
Breaking the Cycle Luncheon, and we know you have been too. The chance to
become a hero for over a thousand of Arizona's children is right around the
corner! If you have RSVP'd to your table host, then join us on October 25th
at noon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort's McArthur Ballroom.
Rene Dennis, Selma Sequra and Nicole Boloyan all took time out create their own calls for action.
We are now just six hours away from the expiration of our partnership with Groupon. Currently, we're at 213 donations - 87 away from our ultimate goal of 300, or $3,000 that would got toward our Children's Shelter. We've been trying as hard as we can to email, Facebook, and Tweet our supporters to both get the word out to friends and to donate themselves. Everyone in the office has been incredibly excited for this week because of the tremendous opportunity our time on Groupon gives us.
For our Children's Shelter, hitting the tipping
point is only a free throw shot in a difficult game.
Yesterday we hit the tipping point on our Groupon campaign within hours of its launch! While we're excited about the promise to provide services for five children, it's just a start. Those five children would only receive services for a single day, based off the tipping point; it does not account for the fact that many of our children require our resources for weeks, months, and (in some cases, like one boy who's been with us for most of his life) years. This also does not account for the fact that we regularly, unfortunately, have to turn children/families away because our beds are taken by children from the Department of Public Safety, leaving local kids without a chance.
We launched on Groupon today! When we checked at 8 this morning, we had 9
donations; within just two hours we were at 60 and rising. We're now at 109!
That means that 14 children can receive emergency services at our
Shelter! We're beyond ecstatic regarding the results so far, and thank you to
everyone who's contributed. However, we still have two and a half
days left on Groupon, and we're aiming to provide more. Can you help us reach 150 donations
before the end of the night?
Perceptions of what a Children's Shelter is really like varies wildly by
person. For one person, a shelter may be a place where re-hydrated and reheated
food is served to unwanted kids that sleep in sleeping bags and spend their
days having counseling with a social worker. For another, a shelter may be no
different from a typical elementary school classroom. Crisis Nursery has its
own share of perceptions: we may, at times, appear to have too little resources
Groupon has become one of the top spots
for finding the best deals to use to go out with family, discover new hobbies,
splurge on a treat, or to hit the gym. Now, through it's G-Team, it's reaching
out to become the go-to place to support your favorite
Nursery Invites You To A Children's
Celebration When: Saturday, April 30th Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Children's
Shelter 2711 E.
Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 More Info: 602-273-7364 This is a FREE event for the
community! Hot-dogs, chips and soda provided. Fun Children's Games and Prizes.
Community resource information tables.