CenturyLink and the Suns are teaming up this season to assist local non-profit organizations who are positively impacting the community! What non-profits will receive the monthly $2,000 donation from CenturyLink this season? Be sure to check back as the five winning non-profit organizations are announced.

And the winner is...
St. Vincent De Paul

APRIL 2018: St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. SVdP has been serving our community throughout central and northern Arizona since 1946. Programs include:

• Services for the homeless.

• Medical and dental care for the working poor.

• Charity dining rooms that serve thousands each day.

• Thrift stores throughout the region.

• A bridge housing shelter.

• General assistance for individuals in need. We provide help for people's physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

Learn more at: https://www.stvincentdepaul.net

St. Vincent de Paul
Catholic Charities of AZ

MARCH 2018: Catholic Charities of AZ

Over the years, Catholic Charities staff and volunteers continued to monitor the needs of central and northern Arizona communities and responded by providing life-changing services that protect and nurture children, help strengthen families and assist individuals in crisis - growing to serve communities in Maricopa, Yavapai, Coconino and Mohave Counties. We continue the thread of our early work today by delivering services in foster care, adoption and pregnancy counseling, North Star youth development and Westside Head Start early education. Over the years in response to community needs, our agency has grown to serve veterans and their families, sex-trafficked survivors, victims of domestic abuse, refugees and those experiencing homelessness. Catholic Charities is a place where miracles happen every day in the lives of more than 100,000 men, women and children every year. Join us in this incredible work and be a miracle to someone today.

Learn more at: https://www.catholiccharitiesaz.org

Catholic Charities Community Services
Boys and Girls Club

FEBRUARY 2018: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley is a community based, character building youth development organization. We deliver the highest quality programs and provide opportunities to assist youth and teens in developing their self-esteem, values and skills in a fun and safe environment. Our professionals guide members through personal, educational, and social development, to realize their full potential and become positive, value-oriented and productive citizens. Our vision is to be the premier provider of youth services reaching all youth and teens in the communities we serve. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley provides programs and services to the Mesa Arts Academy Charter School as well as after-school and Summer Day Camp programs at 11 branches in Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tempe and the Gila River Community.

Learn more at: https://www.clubzona.org/

Boys and Girls Club
BCAZ

JANUARY 2018: Black Chamber of Arizona

The mission of the Black Chamber of Arizona is to improve the economic development of our business entrepreneurs and the communities for which we serve. The BCAZ serves as the cornerstone for educational training, resource programs, resources and economic growth opportunities with a specific emphasis on “Business in Action.”

Learn more at: https://www.blackchamberaz.com/

BCAZ
OCJ Kids

DECEMBER 2017: OCJ Kids

OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip at risk and foster youth with tools, resources and healthy relationships to succeed and excel in every area of life.

Our Vision; Connecting at-risk & foster youth with caring communities for support and assistance, Creating a foundation of family for children and youth who have none, and Cultivating at-risk & foster youth with purpose, direction, hope and a brighter future.

Learn more at: https://www.ocjkids.org/

OCJ Kids
Be A Leader Foundation

APRIL 2017: Be A Leader Foundation

The Be A Leader Foundation's mission is to increase the number of college-going students by inspiring and empowering elementary and high school students to become college bound, focused and prepared through leadership training and mentoring. Our vision is to reduce the educational attainment gap for historically underserved students by changing their mindset from believing that college is just a dream to knowing that higher education is, in fact, a very true reality. Our theory of change rests on the belief that providing youth with guidance, mentorship, educational resources and empowerment enhances their chances of pursuing a college education. We believe that through year-round, structured programming students become focused on a well-defined path to college. This methodology significantly improves educational outcomes for all our students.

Learn more at: www.bealeaderfoundation.org

Ambassadors of Compassion

MARCH 2017: Ambassadors of Compassion

The Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) Leadership Program is an interactive journey that brings together the wisdom and expertise learned by leaders and influencers to equip youth with resiliency and the personal leadership skills to navigate and succeed through life's inevitable challenges. It is designed to teach the critical life principles that every person should know and incorporate into their life in order to reach their full potential.

Learn more at: www.aoclife.org

St. Vincent de Paul

FEBRUARY 2017: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. SVdP has been serving our community throughout central and northern Arizona since 1946.

Learn more at: www.stvincentdepaul.net

Youth On Their Own

JANUARY 2017: Youth On Their Own

Youth On Their Own is a dropout prevention agency and strives to eliminate barriers to education and empower Pima County’s homeless youth to stay in school. They provide financial assistance, basic human needs, and one-on-one guidance. With the help of their supporters, annually Youth On Their Own empowers over 1600 homeless youth to remain in school and pursue opportunities for self-sufficiency.

Learn more at: www.yoto.org

OCJ Kids

DECEMBER 2016: OCJ Kids

OCJ Kids' (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Foster Kids) mission is to equip at-risk and foster youth with tools, resources and healthy relationships to succeed and excel in every area of life. OCJ Kids gives these youth the opportunity to thrive and succeed, surrounds them with a community of support, and helps deliver justice and restoration.

Its philosophy is that the needs of the most vulnerable in our society (foster children) can be addressed through love, services, resources and caring adults and organizations to ensure they know they are not alone.

Learn more at: www.ocjkids.org

2016-17 Winners:

STEM

APRIL 2016: Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America STEM Project

STEM Scouts (“STEM” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a co-ed program for youth in 3rd -12th grades created by Boy Scouts of America in 2013 to help reduce the gap between the supply and demand for STEM qualified employees to fill future STEM jobs. STEM Scouts is currently in the secondary pilot phase. Catalina Council was chosen as one of 12 second year pilot sites—out of 273 Councils nationwide—because Tucson has a strong technology base.

The Council also has a strong traditional Scouting volunteer base that is committed to STEM Scouts. STEM Scouts meet in a "Lab" once a week for 90 minutes at their school to have hands-on STEM experiences. STEM Scouts covers subjects in fun, focused modules. Each theme-based module lasts four to six weeks and is chosen a month in advance with the input of participating students.

Learn more at: STEM Day Camps of Southern Arizona and Southern Arizona STEM Scouts

Tu Nidito

MARCH 2016: Tu Nidito

Tu Nidito provides comfort hope and support to Arizona children who are grieving a serious medical condition of themselves, a parent or who are impacted by the death of a special person in their life. This year Tu Nidito will support over 950 children in our community. All of Tu Nidito’s services are provided at no cost to families due to the generosity of the community and businesses like CenturyLink as well as over 350 people who volunteer their time and talents.

Learn more at: TuNidito.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

FEBRUARY 2016: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 30,000+ young people in grades K-12. At our youth dental clinic and thirteen clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, BGCMP provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people in four key areas: Fun With a Purpose, Academic Success, Be Great, Do Good, Healthy Choices.

Learn more at: BGCMP.org

Phoenix Children's Hospital

JANUARY 2016: Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only hospital honored by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education.

Learn more at: www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org

St. Vincent de Paul

DECEMBER 2015: St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. SVdP has been serving our community throughout central and northern Arizona since 1946.

Learn more at: www.stvincentdepaul.net