Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Issue 17 June 2011
In This Issue
Rethinking Independence
Supporter Spotlight
HOPE Award Nominations

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How Your Donation Helps Girls in Need 


Whether you donate $10, $25 or $75, your gift matters. Here are a few ways how:


$10:  a pair of shoes or
          school supplies for
          one girl

$25:  one new outfit for
          one girl

$75:  one hour of
          individual or group
          therapy for one
          girl and/or
          family members 


Please click on the  

"Donate Now" button
below and make a
difference for girls
in our community. 


On behalf of the thousands
of girls we help each year, thank you.



Quick Links
Heels for Healing


Mark your calendars for July 23 for the 3rd Annual Heels for Healing at Flo's on 7thShoe fashionistas will find
an amazing selection
of designer, vintage, casual
and dressy shoes
, as well
as fabulous handbags.   


Donations of new and gently used shoes and handbags are appreciated and will be accepted at Flo's on 7th through July 22. All donations are tax deductible.




Heels for Healing

Sat., July 23

10AM - 6PM


 4166 N. 7th Ave.

(7th Ave. & Indian School)

Phoenix, AZ 85013


 Donations Accepted:

Mon. - Fri: 7AM - 5PM

Sat.: 10AM - 5PM


 Store Hours:

 Mon. - Sat.: 10AM - 6PM

   715 W. Mariposa St.    

Phoenix, AZ 85013


P: 602.274.7318

F:  602.274.7549


Rethinking Independence  

Independence Day is just around the corner. For many of the girls and young women who are helped by our programs, independence takes on a new meaning. They come to Florence Crittenton, searching for independence - from abusive situations, destructive cycles and homelessness.   


Take Jane, for instance. 


Jane has spent the past year in Florence Crittenton's Transitional Living program. Before arriving here, she lived in a Child Protective Services group home after being removed from an abusive situation at home. Without any familial ties, she had no one to turn to and no one to help her prepare for her future when she aged out of the state system.


Staying on task with school and work, Jane has flourished in the Transitional Living program. Budgeting has been challenging for her, but this driven young woman has made changes in how she manages her money. Her program staff have been impressed with her attitude and her work ethic to make a better life for herself.


As a new high school graduate, Jane has her eyes set on the future. She is motivated to go to college and is in the process of joining the military to help her achieve this goal. Her dream is to study culinary arts and to one day open her
own restaurant.


Stories of new-found independence happen every day at Florence Crittenton, thanks to friends like you. Here these girls and young women find the resources and support they need to reach their full potential as successful and independent members of  our community. We ask that you please click the "Donate Now" button below to ensure young women like Jane continue to receive the support they need.


Happy Independence Day! 




Supporter Spotlight
Florence Crittenton is grateful to Lowy's Tax Planning & Accounting, PLLC and their clients for their generous support of our programs. Over the past several years, Lowy's and their clients have donated more than $12,000 through the Working Poor and School tax credit programs.

Under the Working Poor tax credit, married couples filing jointly on their Arizona state income taxes may be eligible for a $400 tax credit and individuals filing single may qualify for a $200 tax credit. You may even be able to claim your Working Poor tax credit gift on your 2011 federal income taxes.  

Through the School tax credit, married couples filing jointly on their Arizona state income taxes may be eligible for a $400 tax credit and individuals filing single may qualify for a $200 tax credit. Like the Working Poor gift, you may even be able to claim your School tax credit gift on your 2011 federal income taxes.  

You don't have to wait until the end of the year to take advantage of these tax credits. Click the red "Donate Now" button and help us provide safety, hope and opportunity to thousands of girls right here in our community. Be sure to note that your donation is a Working Poor or School tax credit gift. For more information, please visit our website (flocrit.org) or call our Development Department at 602.288.4555.



Now Accepting 2012 HOPE Award Nominations 

For the first time, Florence Crittenton is asking for nominations from the public for its prestigious HOPE Award, which is presented each year during the Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon.  By opening the HOPE Award nomination process, the community can recognize a deserving individual's outstanding efforts on behalf of children. The HOPE Award recipient is an individual who provides a Head start, Opportunity, Positive future and Education for children - or HOPE. Past recipients of the HOPE Award include Gerda Weissmann Klein, Gene D'Adamo of The Arizona Republic, the Honorable Janet Napolitano, the Duke of York, Wayne Gretzsky and Jack Nicklaus.


To nominate an individual for 2012 HOPE Award, download the nomination form. Deadline for submission 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! Florence Crittenton's 10th Annual Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon is scheduled for March 1, 2012, at the Arizona Biltmore. Now in its 10th year, the Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon is Florence Crittenton's signature event. Funds raised from the event support the agency's core programs such as Transitional Living, Therapeutic Group Home and Community-Based Services. Call Debbie Weisz at 602.288.4575 and be first to reserve your table or ticket!