Phoenix nonprofit helps single moms break the cycle of poverty

Helping Hands for Single Moms held an annual vacation occasion earlier this month to rejoice the moms in the program who had earned their faculty levels alongside, with a shock announcement: Each mother would obtain an additional $1,000 due to an nameless donation the group acquired.

Members of the Phoenix Suns basketball staff accomplice with the nonprofit to assist single moms who’re pursuing a school training. This year, the vacation occasion was offered by Phoenix Suns staff participant Mikal Bridges. The Suns mascot referred to as the “Gorilla” attended the occasion to assist make the particular announcement about the donation.

Aleigha Dorame is a single mom who enrolled in Helping Hands for Single Moms this year and is learning to be a nurse. “Before coming here, I was telling the ladies (other moms) that I wasn’t going to be able to get my son anything for Christmas. I was praying that God would help me,” Dorame stated. Three days later, Dorame stated she obtained the name about the vacation occasion and realized that she would obtain Christmas items for her son.

“I am so grateful. I was moved to tears hearing about the $1,000,” Dorame stated. She could not afford a Christmas tree this year and plans to make use of a portion of the money to purchase one.

The Phoenix Suns Gorilla makes an appearance at the

Helping Hands for Single Moms offers scholarships and companies together with automotive upkeep and repairs to single moms whereas they attend faculty. The purpose? To break the cycle of poverty inside households.

The Downtown Phoenix-based group acquired $10,000 from Season for Sharing final year. It was one of 164 Arizona nonprofits that shared $1.8 million in donations from readers of The Arizona Republic and others who supported the annual Republic-sponsored drive. The funds helped present scholarships for moms in the program.

Ways to offer

  • Fill out the safe, on-line kind at
  • Text “SHARING” to 91-999 and click on on the hyperlink in the textual content message.
  • Go on-line at and search for the “DONATE HERE” put up.
  • Clip the coupon on Page 4A of The Arizona Republic, fill it out and mail it to P.O. Box 29250, Phoenix AZ 85038-9250.
  • Make a donation if you purchase tickets to Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden.
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