Dear Friends of Angel Charity for Children, Inc.,
Over the past 34 years, through the generosity of our individual donors, foundations and corporate partners we have positively impacted the lives of more than one million children in our community through the donation of over 25 million dollars. Thanks to the support of our loyal donors and dedicated volunteers, we begin another year of improving the lives of children in Pima County! This year Angel Charity will partner with ﬁve non-proﬁt organizations and fund $747,010 to accomplish the following:
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona – The Diaper Bank provides an emergency supply of diapers to children and families living at or below the poverty level. The Diaper Bank distributes over 1 million diapers each year to infants and children in Pima County. The Diaper Bank is the nation’s ﬁrst diaper bank and has served as the model for more than 220 diaper banks across the country since its inception 23 years ago. The Diaper Bank will receive $600,000 to eliminate its mortgage, allowing it to use those funds to buy about 12 million additional diapers for the infants and children in our community.
Beads of Courage, Inc. – Since 2003, Beads of Courage has provided innovative Arts-in-Medicine programs for children coping with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Pima County. A gift of $100,000 will be awarded to Beads of Courage to establish the Angel Charity Arts-in- Medicine Program to improve the quality of life and help to alleviate the suﬀering of children coping with these long-term and life-threatening conditions. More than 8,000 children in Pima County will beneﬁt from the Angel Charity Arts-in-Medicine Program
Ben’s Bells – Ben’s Bells provides educational programming throughout the community to support the development of kindness skills (regulating emotions, self- control, responsible decision-making, showing empathy for others, etc.). Learning kindness skills is vital for a child’s individual achievement and for community health. Ben’s Bells was awarded $27,010 to purchase a new, safe, and economical van so that it may continue to serve the children of Pima County for many years to come.
Erik Hite Foundation – The Erik Hite Foundation provides ﬁrst-responder families aﬀordable, high quality, center-based early childhood education with extended hours in a secure setting, and supportive services to accommodate ﬁrst responders’ irregular schedules and unique needs. The Erik Hite Foundation was awarded $10,000 to provide scholarships for summer camps and supervised care for Pima County’s ﬁnancially-needy ﬁrst responder families.
Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) – JA works to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA has been educating K-12 students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and ﬁnancial literacy since 1957. JA was awarded $10,000 to launch the JA Finance Park® Virtual Program in Tucson. Successfully oﬀering this virtual program will enable students in low income Tucson schools to learn these critical life lessons. The needs of children in our community are greater than ever.
Thank you for your consideration of Angel Charity and this year’s beneﬁciaries.
Olivia Sethi Shannon Chapman Deanna Miles
2017 General Chairman 2017 Vice Chairman 2017 Capital Campaign and Underwriting Chair