Suns/Cardinals Stars Reach out to Helping Hands Moms      

Volume 1, 2012
Gorilla and kids
The Gorilla was N-The-House!
ali and candice
krissy and son
boys eating

markieff and kids
Markieff entertains the kids
Dear friends of Helping Hands


The semester break provides an important time for our Helping Hands moms to recuperate from the challenges of a long semester.  It provides them the opportunity to reconnect with their families after a busy season of school and for the moms and kids and to catch up on the flood of home tasks that have been put to the side by school priorities.


Although the respite is welcome by all of our moms, the holiday season can be a difficult time for them financially with little, if any, resources available for gifts or entertainment for the kids. However, two Valley sports stars delivered unexpected gifts to Helping Hands moms and their families. On December 23rd Markieff Morris, the first round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns, treated ten Helping Hands moms to a shopping spree. The moms, and their children, met at Dave and Busters in the Tempe Market place. After handing out $500 gift cards to each mom and sending them out to shop, Markieff treated the kids to dinner and an hour of fun at the arcade. Markieff was joined by Suns forward Josh Childress, as well as volunteers from the Suns organization, who kept an eye on the kids. The evening included a special visit by the Phoenix Suns Gorilla who handed out special gift bags and then spent the next thirty minutes getting the already excited kids even more fired up.


To top off this magical evening, the Phoenix Suns distributed 75 lower-level tickets to Helping Hands moms and their families for their game with the 76ers on December 28th. You can see a video of the event by clicking on the following link.  CLICK HERE

happpy cardinals fan
A happy Cardinals fan!

On New Year's Day, Kevin Kolb, the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, welcomed in the New Year for our moms by providing 100 tickets for the Cardinals game against the Seattle Seahawks.   Kevin's donation thoughtfully included a food voucher for each ticket and a parking pass.  And, because you can't go to an Arizona Cardinals football game without proper attire, 100 Cardinals caps were included. It was an incredible day that included an overtime victory for the Cards. Though Kevin was unable to play due to an injury, his generosity deeply impacted 38 single moms and their children, creating a cherished memory for them.  


We thank Kevin and Markieff along with the Cardinals and Suns organizations for their support of Helping Hands.

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