Child Crisis Arizona’s Lunch for Love Raises $500,000 for Prevention, Intervention & Education Programs

Annual Fundraising Luncheon Features Stories of Love, Courage & Resiliency


MESA, ARIZ (September 27, 2018) – Child Crisis Arizona welcomed more than 500 guests to its annual Lunch for Love fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, September 26, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

“We are pleased to announce that our Lunch for Love fundraising event surpassed our $500,000 goal,” said Torrie Taj, Child Crisis Arizona CEO. “This event is an integral piece of our fundraising strategy and provides for operations, future growth and sustainability.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Ny’Kol Dillon

“I want them to know that they are perfect the way they are,” says Ny’Kol Dillon, Child Crisis Arizona Emergency Children’s Shelter volunteer. Ny’Kol, who is studying to become a pharmacist, first became involved with Child Crisis Arizona to fulfill community service volunteer requirements for her college program. She quickly formed a bond with the kids and decided to become a regular volunteer working with 7 to 10 year olds living in the Big Kids House. She commutes from Casa Grande to volunteer at the shelter once a week, and has given more than 135 hours of her time, compassion and talents.

Thanks for Making the First Day of School a Big Success!

School is back in session!  Thanks to generous donors, kids in the Emergency Children’s Shelter, Family Resources, Early Education Services, and Foster Care programs are starting the school year with new backpacks full of school supplies and new school clothes and uniforms. Over the last three months, companies, social groups, and individuals have gone the extra mile to help our kids and families.

Foster Family Supports Teen’s Transition to Adulthood

At the age of 13, Allistar found himself in a position that many teens in foster care face. Due to no fault of his own, he had to leave the foster home he’d been living in for years and move in with a new foster family. While many teens struggle as they transition into a new living situation, Allistar was fortunate to be placed with the Palmer family who opened their home and hearts to him.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Foster a Teen

Teenagers need loving, supportive and fun parents just as much as younger children! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should foster a teen. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit our Foster Care & Adoption page for more information: Learn more Resources for Foster Parents The search for…