Welcome to our Summer Newsletter
Playground Fire
~ Tragic start to a wonderful Summer ~

As you may have heard, on June 4, 2018, our playground was destroyed in a tragic fire. Our ARCH Family was devastated to learn the newly constructed playground had suffered severe fire damage. Fortunately the community enveloped us with love and support.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the media outlets (ABC 15, 12 News, Fox10 News, AZ Central and 3TV/ CBS5) that brought public awareness to the playground fire. They all did a fantastic job reporting the story and generated a lot of positive feedback for our cause.

We would also like to thank all that have donated to the rebuild of the playground, sent kind words and prayers, and to those who have expressed interest in volunteering.

We are still working with the Phoenix Fire Department and our insurance company to figure out our next step in the rebuild. We will keep everyone updated as we know more.

If you would still like to donate to the reconstruction of the playground, pleasw click the button bellow.

A Wonderful Summer After All

~ Summer Program coming to an end ~

ARCHKids were heartbroken to find the playground gated up after the fire but, thanks to the amazing ARCHKids Staff, that did not stop us from enjoying a wonderful summer!
We were able to resume activities in the gym and attend exciting field trips like Lego Land, Laser Quest, and Diamondbacks game.

It is sad to that Summer Camp is over, but we know the ARCHKids Staff are planning great activities four our after school program this fall.
Summer Peformance
~ Thanks for your support ~
Thank you to everyone who attended the Summer Performance. Our performers rehearsed for months and it certainly paid off!
Gone Fishin' Club

The Creighton nurses joined the Gone Fishin' Club at Papago Park and enjoyed a sunny afternoon of fishing. Thank you Creighton nurses for all you have done to help keep our participants healthy!

We also want to thank A.T. Still University's School of Dentistry and Oral Health for their generous donation to our Gone Fishin' Club!
Summer Bash

We had so much fun hosting our annual Summer Bash! Participants enjoyed cooling down at the pool, a delicious BBQ dinner, and dancing with their friends.

Congratulations to Sammie Hall winning BINGO!
Our trip to the County Fair
Congratulations to the ARCH artists who won awards for their artwork at the County Fair! We always encourage our participants to express themselves through their art and it was a great experience to have their art showcased. To see the artwork, click HERE to access the County Fair Blog.

We love our visits from our furry friend Bentley!

Bentley is a therapy dog that frequents our facility. Our participants love taking Bentley out for walks and giving him all the love and attention he could ever need.

A big thank you to Mike Brown, a volunteer and Bentley's human, for allowing our participants to bond with Bentley and learn about proper pet care.
A Big Thank you to our Recent Donors

A Big Thank You to our Recent Donors
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
CDBG Neighborhood Services (City of Phoenix)
C. R. Bard Foundation
&
The Summer Youth Program Fund
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