AZAFAP Events & ActivitiesFamily Connections
Christmas in July
This event is held each summer and has visited a variety of venues from the Children’s Museum to a sports arena to a resort. Each child, whether they are a foster child, a kinship placement, an adopted child, or a biological child, receives a present that is appropriate to their age and developmental level. It is imperative that families have supports in providing these special things to the children who are currently in their family.
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.
Recycle Your Bicycle and Toys
This event involves the community giving back. Typically, aside from 2020, 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.