Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Issue 18 August 2011 
In This Issue
Hope Award Nominations
Not a Made-for-TV Movie
Board of Visitors Challenge
Wanted: Girl Action Team Coaches
Shop for a Cause

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2012 HOPE   

Award Nominations  


Have you nominated someone
for the 2012 HOPE Award?
There's still time to act!   


If you know someone who provides
a Head start, Opportunity, Positive
future and Education (HOPE) for
children, please download and
complete the nomination form.  


The HOPE Award is presented
each year during our Teaming

Up For Kids Luncheon. Past
HOPE Award recipients include
Gerda Weissmann Klein, Gene
D'Adamo of The Arizona Republic,
the Duke of York, Wayne Gretzky
and Jack Nicklaus.   


Deadline for submissions is
September 1, 2011
. Completed
forms may be submitted to Debbie
Weisz, special events manager
of Florence Crittenton, via email
at dweisz@flocrit.org.


Save the Date! 

Our 10th Annual Teaming Up
For Kids Luncheon
takes place on
March 1, 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore.
Be the first to reserve your
table or ticket by calling Debbie
Weisz at 602.288.4575.




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Thank You! 


Thank you to our amazing
supporters, Valley personalities,
donors, and shoppers
for making
Flo's on 7th's Heels for Healing
event a fashionista's dream! We
also wish to extend special gratitude
to Jessi Colter, Clear Channel Radio, Dillard's, E&J's Designer Shoe
Outlet, Allison DuBois, Lisa James,
Jordin Sparks and Studio No 5


Ready to shop, a crowd gathers outside the doors of Flo's on 7th,  

just before 10 AM.


Shoppers enjoyed fabulous finds
ranging from Manolo Blahnik to Jimmy
Choo to Prada at great prices. Best
of all, everyone who donated and
shopped at the special event helped
raise nearly $13,000 to support
Florence Crittenton's programs
that bring
safety, hope and
opportunity to
at-risk girls
in the Valley!


 It doesn't have to be a special day
to shop Flo's on 7th! Every purchase and donation helps girls who need it most.  



Store Hours:

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 S: 10AM - 5PM


4116 N. 7th Ave.

(7th Ave. & Indian School Rd.)

Phoenix, AZ 85013   



715 W. Mariposa St.

 Phoenix, AZ 85013


P:  602.274.7318

 F:  602.274.7549 


Not a Made-for-TV Movie    

Being 15 is hard enough. Imagine being 15 and being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. At an age when being different is the worst possible thing, this label is enough to make you want to run away. Or worse, harm yourself.


This isn't a Lifetime movie description. It was Amber's life.


She came to Florence Crittenton's Therapeutic Group Home last winter, after several runaway attempts and being hospitalized for self-harming. Here Amber found healing, self-discovery and, most importantly, hope. Like so many girls, she arrived at Florence Crittenton's campus carrying the burden of an unimaginable depression and aggression.


Through Florence Crittenton's counseling and support programs, Amber gained confidence in herself and developed a sense of self worth. Remarkably, within months, she began displaying positive breakthrough behavior. She offered solid feedback to her peers during group sessions and became a positive role model for girls just coming into the Therapeutic Group Home. Her hard work gave her the courage she needed to become a strong and empathetic leader among her peers, some of whom came to the
program before her.


Amber gained the ability to identify her moods and use appropriate coping skills to deal with them. As a mature, intelligent young woman, she learned to give and accept honest feedback, even during challenging times.


When staff members commended her for achievements, Amber insisted her goal isn't to win accolades from others, but to gather the necessary skills so she can become a better person for herself, her family and her friends.Today, Amber is back home with her family and using the skills she learned at Florence Crittenton. 


Amber is one of 200 girls ages 10-18 who receive help through our Therapeutic Group Home each year. We need your help to bring hope to life for some of our community's most vulnerable population. Whether it's $25, $50 or $75, your gift matters because every girl matters. Please click on the "Donate Now" button below and help us help them.





The Board of Visitors Challenge 
BOV logo - no tag, no bkgrndWho doesn't love a good challenge? Especially when that challenge is about establishing a healthy future for at-risk girls in our community!


Florence Crittenton is in the midst of an endowment campaign, highlighted by a $1,000,000 matching grant from The Board of Visitors. To earn the million dollars, we need your help in raising $100,000 by December 31, 2011.


"The Board of Visitors Health and Wellness Endowment offers an exciting opportunity for our donors to double the impact of their donations to Florence Crittenton," said Beckie Mayberry, chief development officer of Florence Crittenton. "The money raised will be set aside to create a health and wellness endowment, which will provide a permanent source of revenue for our Therapeutic Group Home."


Why is creating an endowment so important now? Simple. It ensures that our programs, such as Therapeutic Group Home and On-Site Medical Services, can continue their important work in helping at-risk girls and young women attain care for mind, body and spirit.


Help us meet the challenge! The Board of Visitors Health and Wellness Endowment presents an incredible chance to continue and advance our programs, as well as our mission of providing safety, hope and opportunity to every girl whose life we touch. To make a contribution, please click the red "Donate Now" button below. Be sure to mention in the additional comments section that your gift is for the Health & Wellness Endowment.




Wanted: Girl Action Team Coaches   

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Girls For A Change, powered by Florence Crittenton,
is now accepting Girl Action Team Coach applications for 2011-12 Girl Action Teams in the Phoenix Metro area!


As a Girl Action Team Coach, you work with a team of girls for 12 weeks, supporting them while they design and implement a project to change their community. It also is your chance to tell girls they are important and powerful and that they can change the world.  


We ask coaches to commit for 12 weeks, either from August to December 2011 or January to May 2012. All it takes is 15 hours of your time each month, including one meeting per week with your team. You'll be partnered with another female coach and Girls For A Change will give you all the training and resources you need to be successful.  


Not only will you make a powerful difference in the lives of girls as a Girl Action Team Coach, but you'll also learn a few things, too. In fact, here is what past coaches have reported gaining in the process:

  • Better attitude at work and in personal life
  • How to listen
  • Better communication skills
  • Insight into the lives of youth  


 "The greatest thing about coaching has been watching the girls'  self-esteem and confidence grow exponentially since starting the program. The girls have gone from shy and 'taking the world as it is' to 'outgoing and changing the world to what it needs to be'..."

- Girl Action Team Coach 


Upcoming coach orientation dates are scheduled for August 2011 and January 2012.* Don't wait...become a Girl Action Team Coach today! To apply, contact marrigo@flocrit.org or call 602.680.8182


 *Once we receive your coach application, we'll provide you with specific orientation dates
and locations.



Supporter Spotlight - Shop For A Cause    

Macy's and Florence Crittenton are teaming up for you to shop and change lives at the same time! Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass from Florence Crittenton and you can enjoy exclusive savings in every Macy's store and online at macys.com on Saturday, August 27, 2011. In fact, you'll receive up to 25% discounts on almost all regular, sale and clearance items. Plus, there will be giveaways, raffles and more in store during the event. Best of all, Florence Crittenton keeps 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Shopping Passes to support our much-needed programs that help at-risk girls in our community.


Since 2006 Macy's Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $38 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. Don't wait - purchase your $5 Shopping Passes before August 26. Contact Debbie Weisz at 602.288.4575 or dweisz@flocrit.org to get yours.