Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Issue 16 May 2011
In This Issue
Stop Neglect, Help Respect
Supporter Spotlight
Crittenton Society


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Many local and national companies encourage their employees to make
gifts to charitable organizations. Here's what you may not know...they also go one step further by matching employee donations!  In fact, a lot of companies will match dollar-for-dollar, possibly more.


Is your company one of them? Talk to your human resources department to find out if your company will match your gift to Florence Crittenton.



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Heels for Healing


Mark your calendars on July 23 for the 3rd Annual Heels for Healing at Flo's on 7th!


Shoe fashionistas will find an amazing selection of  designer, vintage, causal and dressy shoes, as well as fabulous handbags.  All of the net proceeds support Florence Crittenton's programs for at-risk girls and their families.


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



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715 W. Mariposa St.
Phoenix, AZ 85013


P: 602.274.7318

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Stop Neglect, Help Respect


Girls For A Change Team 26 was fired up about animal abuse in their neighborhood. Believing that proper pet care is a community-wide responsibility, they wanted to give abused animals a voice and encourage others to help protect animals.


Their solution came through the power of media. The girls wrote, performed and recorded an original rap song to educate the public on the importance of responsibile pet ownership.



The girls plan to spread their message through various social networking sites. They also are asking local animal shelters and the Humane Society to post the video to their Web sites.


The Girls For A Change program provides the tools, resources, partnership and support girls need to gain the voice, ability and problem-solving capacity to realize their full potential. Through projects such as Team 26's, girls are empowered to be innovative, risk-taking and visionary to make change in their communities.


Girls For A Change is currently seeking coaches for the Fall 2011 semester. Coaches guide and support teams through the process of identifying a challenge in their communities, then designing and implementing a creative solution to address that issue. If you are interested in making a positive impact in a girl's life, download an application or call 602.680.8182




Supporter Spotlight
Florence Crittenton would like to
thank Salt River Project (SRP) for their generous donation of $5,000.


The grant will fund Project Eco, which will enable freshmen at Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona to acquire the tools needed to study ecological and hydrological real-time samples along the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project.

In 2010, SRP donated nearly $3 million in monetary and in-kind contributions to local charities. Florence Crittenton is pleased to be among these charities. Thank you for helping provide safety, hope and opportunity to thousands of girls in our community!



Crittenton Society Update

To thank Crittenton Society members for their thoughtful contributions to Florence Crittenton, we held a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the Phoenix home of interim chair Rebecca Ailes-Fine. 


During the fiesta, Dr. Mark Francis from the Arizona Charter School Incentive Program spoke to members about charter schools and the benefits of single gender education. Dr. Francis is considered an expert on charter schools and offered insight as Florence Crittenton launches Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona. 

From left: 1) John and Oonagh Boppart, 2) Carole and George McManus,

3) Larry and Tracey Lytle, 4) Board Chair Michael J. Olsen and Imagine More
Chair Dawn M. Olsen, 5) Denise McClain, Tom McClain, Dr. Mark Francis
and Brent Ereckson and 6) Bill and Char Hubble


Crittenton Society members understand the need to prepare young women to transition into self-sufficient adults. Their contributions help build a strong community by supporting and strengthening thousands of young women and their families every year. As a member of Crittenton Society, you help strengthen and sustain Florence Crittenton's programs that help at-risk girls in our community.


Your gift of $1,000 or more automatically enrolls you in Crittenton Society to

create positive change for girls who often have no one else. For more information, please contact Bill Schmidt, Florence Crittenton's annual giving manager at 602.288.4583.   





Viva Las Vegas Recap

The Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club held their 17th Annual Viva

A sampling of the exciting
items up for auction

Las Vegas Event on April 30 to benefit Florence Crittenton. This year the event
took place at Southbridge in Scottsdale and offered nearly 1,000 guests fabulous food from several top Valley restaurants, open bars, live entertainment from Elvis Before Noon, casino style games, exciting silent auction and raffle items, and more. The event was a great success and will help to ensure that Florence Crittenton can continue providing safety, hope and opportunity to every girl whose life we touch. 


Elvis Before Noon takes the Viva
Las Vegas stage.


Florence Crittenton is thankful for our partnership with Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club. In addition to selecting our agency as the beneficiary of Viva Las Vegas, club members meet here monthly for a "Girls Night Out." As volunteers, they provide activities, play games and act as role models and caring supporters for the girls. Over the past 15 years, the club has donated almost $500,000 to Florence Crittenton!