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.
The mission of Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Arizona strives for a community of acceptance, by building inclusionary programs for those with and without ID.