Community Involvement

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center's (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past decade, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has worked diligently to provide quality services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder.


Military Assistance Mission Arizona is a non-profit military support organization. Our mission is to support our Arizona military, their families and our returning wounded warriors facing dire financial needs. We assist with requests such as food, utilities, vehicle payments and repairs, rent and mortgage assistance. We support rank E6 and below. The lowest ranks receive the lowest pay and are actually in the poverty category. We do not want a military family struggling while supporting our freedoms. As a country, we need to show our support and help when they need a hand up. Freedom is not free.

Since 1985, Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix has offered a comfortable, welcoming and affordable home-away-from-home, hosting more than 37,000 family visits. The families stay for days, weeks, sometimes months at a time, while their children undergo medical treatment at Valley hospitals. They are asked to pay just $15 a night to stay at the House, but no family is ever turned away because of its inability to pay. The Phoenix Houses can accommodate up to 63 families each night and the organization serves more than 1,800 families a year.  A third House will be built in the East Valley.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix is a non-profit organization supported by individual, corporate and foundation donations.  For information, visit

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