Your donation to Southwest Human Development qualifies for $400/single and $800/married Arizona state tax credit a dollar for dollar tax credit back in state refund.
If you care about home ownership, you should care about high quality early childhood programs. According to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Study, at age 27, children that recieved high quality preschool were nearly 3x more likely to own a home than the children in the control group that did not go to preschool. Your donation today will result in more homeloans 30 years from now.
Going back to school is a difficult time for any child, especially for kids that have been removed from their parents due to abuse or neglect and may be starting in a new school. There is so much stress these kids are dealing with that having the proper supplies should be the last thing on their mind.
Last year, as our supplies of backpacks dwindled a young girl came to our office just a few days before school started. We were worried that we might not have any supplies to give her, but thankfully had a few stuffed backpacks left when she arrived with her family. We let her choose and her eyes lit up! “Dora the Explorer, my favorite, how did you know?!” were the first words out of her mouth. Inside were matching notebooks, pencils and other supplies all with her favorite character. Imagine her confidence going to school on the first day with her trusty Dora supplies supporting her educational success.
Every year, thousands of Arizona’s children go back to school without the necessary materials they need to succeed in the classroom. We’re hoping to change that for many low-income families each year! With your support, we can ensure Arizona’s young children have what they need for a happy, healthy and productive return to the school year!
Southwest Human Development’s Foster Care and Adoption program assists families seeking to provide homes for children who have been removed from their parents due to abuse or neglect. Services include training, kinship home studies, foster care licensing, adoption certification, annual guardianship reports, and placement supervision and support. Our annual Back to School supply drive supports these families.