Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Gov. Doug Ducey has declared October to be Safe Sleep Awareness Month. In the proclamation, it was declared that 83 Arizona infants died due to [...] Continue Reading →
Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: Donate responsibly by knowing where your money goes

There are so many challenges to running Arizona Helping Hands. We are a growing nonprofit organization — the largest provider of basic [...] Continue Reading →

Shufelt: AHH strives to give babies a safe place to sleep

The DCS Safe Sleep Campaign is an initiative sponsored by the Arizona Department of Child Safety promoting safe sleep for infants. The program [...] Continue Reading →
Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: Feeling reinvigorated after 24 hours of gratitude

“I have the best job!” That was the title of one of my first blog posts after becoming president of Arizona Helping Hands in 2014. I still [...] Continue Reading →
Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: Have tax law changes hurt local charities?

This year’s federal tax law changes have brought confusion to taxpayers on many fronts. The increase in the standard deduction available to [...] Continue Reading →
Dan Shufelt (Arizona Helping Hands)

Shufelt: 20 years of providing holiday toys to Arizona foster children

In 1998, in their north Phoenix garage, Paul and Kathy Donaldson set out to fulfill a dream. Their dream was that every child would have a toy to [...] Continue Reading →
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 →
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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 →