Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: grandparents remain family bedrock despite day-to-day struggles

I absolutely love being a grandfather. Having my 6-year-old grandson run up to me with a huge smile yelling “grandpa” is a complete joy. I love [...] Continue Reading →

Unto us a child is born: A Christmas Day message

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.  He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” [...] Continue Reading →
Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: for foster children, Thanksgiving is often just another Thursday

For me, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a day we gather with family and friends, and express gratitude for the blessings we’ve been [...] Continue Reading →
Arizona Helping Hands

Foster parents inspire volunteers at Arizona Helping Hands

It is so very sad to think of children growing up in the care of adults who put their needs and wants first. It’s almost unimaginable to think of [...] Continue Reading →

Tax credit donations make teenage birthday dreams a reality

Thanks to tax credit donations — and the generosity of those who support our organization — Arizona Helping Hands is now able to [...] Continue Reading →

Opinion: Helping Hands sends ‘shout out’ to DCS caseworkers

What does it take to be a Department of Child Safety caseworker? DCS has shared a video on its website for all interested candidates to view, [...] Continue Reading →

Three women pitch in to brighten holidays for AZ children

In 1998 Judge Paul Donaldson and his wife Kathy formed Arizona Helping Hands as a volunteer group to do good deeds for others. Kathy had made a [...] Continue Reading →

Kathy Donaldson: Scottsdale’s unsung community hero

It is so wonderful to know that one or two individuals can have a remarkable and lasting impact on their local community just by caring and doing [...] Continue Reading →

Opinion: Big dreams for children in foster care

As a CPA by profession, I’ve never been much of a dreamer.  I’ve spent most of my professional career as a technician, focused on often minute [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale nonprofit making a difference to assist Arizona’s foster-care crisis

As you read this, consider that there are 19,000-plus children in Arizona’s foster care system — a staggering number, more kids than the [...] Continue Reading →