In an effort to address the backlog of homeless families in need of housing and services, Save the Family of Mesa was awarded a $75,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. Funding will support the Homeless Families Intervention Project, and will be directed toward case coordination and programs for children including drop-in childcare, Little KidsWorks and Youth Enrichment and Achievement (YEA).
Thunderbirds Charities, a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, raised more than $9.3 million from the 2016 tournament to benefit Arizona charities.
“We are deeply grateful for this incredibly generous support from Thunderbirds Charities,” said Save the Family CEO Jacki Taylor. “This funding will make a big difference in achieving our goal to serve more than 650 families this year, including over 1,200 children.”
Despite a significant loss of federal funding over the past four years, Save the Family has been able to increase the number of families served by more than 30 percent.
“One of the primary reasons we’ve been able to reach more families is because of funding support from community-focused organizations like Thunderbirds Charities,” Taylor said. “They are truly making a difference in the community.”