Heart for the City Arizona


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    Fun Way to Reach Over 900 People!

    A Valentine Affair & Casino is one of our biggest fundraisers.  We are looking for sponsors and donations for our silent auction.   Read more about it below. 

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  • Java Grounds to Open New Peoria Store, Employ Low-Income Teens

    Java Grounds recently announced plans to open new Peoria store later this year. The space at 8340 W. Peoria Ave. will be its second location. But this is not just a coffee shop.

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  • Why Support Heart for the City?

    Read our Top 11 reasons why we feel that supporting Heart for the City AZ with a one-time gift, or monthly donation, is a very solid decision to impact the lives of inner city kids.

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  • Mentors & Good Memories Are Key

    We have found that young people tend to open up to, and trust, those who show that they really care about them and prove it by donating their time and energy and dedicate it to their needs.

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  • After School Sports Better than Gangs

    The inner city kids we reach are mostly junior high age - thirteen or fourteen -- a point in their lives when they often choose to pursue street life in the gangs, or find a way into mainstream society.

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  • Thank You Letters From Principals

    One of the greatest rewards that we derive from our program is when we receive letters from school administrators thanking us for a mission well done.

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  • Kids Get Skills in Our Community Garden

    We are currently developing yet another opportunity offering as we implement our plans for opening our Community Garden where we can teach the young people in our program basic gardening skills.

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  • New Friends a Big Hit at Winter Camp

    Many inner-city kids have never left their own gang-governed neighborhoods, but at winter camp we provide a unique setting to experience life's "mountain tops," free of fear or pressures back home.

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  • What if You Were the Panhandler?

    Being on the street, even for that short period of time, I felt completely vulnerable. To hold up that sign asking for money made me swallow every bit of pride that I had.

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