AZAFAP Events & ActivitiesChildren's Basic Needs
For decades back to school shopping has been a tradition in most homes. Getting those brand new outfits is exciting and important to the self-esteem of youth. This event provides each child in the family with a brand new pair of shoes that they pick out at the shoe store! Families arrive at scheduled times and shop until everyone finds that perfect pair of shoes.
Even in Arizona, the temperatures can get pretty cold in the winter. It is a basic need for children to have a warm jacket to wear in these colder months or when they go up to our family camp events. This event allows for every child in the family to have a brand new jacket or sweatshirt of their very own that they choose from a local mall.
Recycle Your Bicycle and Toys
This event involves the community giving back. Partner businesses and volunteers collect used bicycles from the community. These bicycles are then gathered at a workshop site where hundreds of volunteers pour their time and energy to revitalize the bikes for children from foster care. A big pick-up event is held on a weekend in December where parents are able to pick up the bikes that they have requested. In 2020, brand new bicycles were provided to over 600 children due to restrictions of the pandemic. Children who do not need a bicycle receive a brand new toy suited to their provided wish list.
This clothing closet in Coolidge, AZ helps serve children and families in Pinal County. Many times when children come into care, they are not able to bring any of their belongings with them- including clothes! Our volunteers help to make sure children have nice, appropriate sized and seasonal clothing at a moment’s notice! Foster, kinship and adoptive families may also utilize the closet resources as their kids grow!