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2016  Accomplishments

AZAFAP continues our founding tradition of ‘by families for families,’ and in 2016 served thousands of children and families with these unique, supportive events:

  • “Tax Tips for Foster and Adoptive Parents” trainings in January of 2016 and 2017 provide valuable, provide information and insights about the unique requirements of tax preparation for foster and adoptive parents.
  • “Legal Tips” training in January 2017 helps parents understand their legal rights, and how to navigate the juvenile courts.
  • Fifty kids come out for a baseball clinic in January, 2016 and January, 2017 to meet major league and minor league players and sharpen their baseball skills.
  • “Trauma training” class is held in the spring and fall for ‘sold out’ classes of more than 150 foster and adoptive parents.
  • Summer means the ‘summer Staycation,’ that brings together more than 60 families for a weekend of fun and sun at a local resort.
  • “Christmas in July” brings together children and families for a fun evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, and of course, Christmas presents!
  • The “Dad’s Day” event at Top Golf honors foster and adoptive dads for their commitment to the children in their care.
  • “Parent’s Nights Out” throughout the year give parents some time together, and kids a safe and fun place and time to play.
  • AZAFAP partners with Helen’s Hope Chest, Jose’s Closet, Arizona Helping Hands and storage rooms across the state to make clothing and supplies available to families for their children in foster, adoptive and kinship placements.
  • Michele Wright and Goodman’s Furniture in Tucson, provide a clothing exchange each month for children in group homes and families in Tucson.
  • The annual AZAFAP Family Camp adventure in the Fall, a “Winter Wonderland Camp” brings together foster and adoptive families from across the state for a weekend of networking, support, dancing, hiking, fishing and lots of FUN.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity at Arizona State University sponsors picnics in the spring and fall that bring together more than 1000 adults and children for fun, networking and support.
  • Volunteers refurbish more than 1300 bicycles and give them away to children in foster care during the holiday season.  An additional 350 children receive toys in the annual AZAFAP  holiday toy and bike drive.
  • AZAFAP board members participate on the DCS Oversight Committee and continue to provide input and support to DCS and legislators in decisions regarding children in foster care and the loving families who care for them.

2014  Accomplishments

  • The very popular “Tax Tips for Foster and Adoptive Parents” seminar kicks off the year in January, providing practical tax information for foster and adoptive parents.
  • In February, the “By Kids for Kids” Clothing drive and boutique provides clothing for more than 100 children in foster care.
  • “Night of Knights and Princesses” sponsored by the Fountain Hills High School FCCLA brings together 400 children and adults for an evening of Renaissance fun.
  • In partnership with the Faith Opportunity Zone, more than 300 parents, children, agency workers and child welfare advocates celebrate foster care awareness month in May, by tying 16,000 blue ribbons(one for every child in foster care), on the trees along Washington Ave. The ribbons stayed up for the entire month of May.
  • The Christmas in July event (because children don’t only come into foster care over the holidays), provides toys and an afternoon of ‘cool’ fun for nearly 200 children.
  • “Trauma training” class is held in the spring and fall for ‘sold out’ classes of more than 150 foster and adoptive parents.
  • AZAFAP partners with Helen’s Hope Chest, Jose’s Closet, Clothes for Keeps and storage rooms across the state to make clothing and supplies available to families for their children in foster, adoptive and kinship placements.
  • Michele Wright and Goodman’s Furniture in Tucson, provide a clothing exchange each month for children in group homes and families in Tucson.
  • The annual AZAFAP Family Camp adventure in the Fall, a “Adventureland Family Camp” brings together foster and adoptive families from across the state for a weekend of networking, support, dancing, hiking, fishing and lots of FUN.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity at Arizona State University sponsors picnics in the spring and fall that bring together more than 1000 adults and children for fun, networking and support.
  • Volunteers refurbish more than 750 bicycles and give them away to children in foster care during the holiday season.  An additional 280 children receive toys in the annual AZAFAP  holiday toy and bike drive.
  • AZAFAP board members participate on the DCS Oversight Committee and continue to provide input and support to DCS and legislators in decisions regarding children in foster care and the loving families who care for them.

 Prior Accomplishments

  • More than 300 parents, children, agency workers and child welfare advocates celebrated foster care awareness month in May with our Courage for Children Awards event and weekend at a local resort.
  • Yard signs and blue ribbons created by AZAFAP sprout up statewide to celebrate foster care awareness month.
  • AZAFAP partners with Helen’s Hope Chest, Jose’s Closet, Clothes for Keeps and storage rooms across the state to make clothing and supplies available to families for their children in foster, adoptive and kinship placements.
  • Michele Wright and Goodman’s Furniture in Tucson, provide a clothing exchange each month for families in Tucson.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity at Arizona State University sponsored picnics in the spring and fall that brought together more than 1000 adults and children for fun, networking and support.
  • Volunteers refurbish more than 700 bicycles and give them away to children in foster care during the holiday season.  An additional 74 children receive toys in the annual AZAFAP  holiday toy and bike drive.
  • AZAFAP board members continue to provide input and support to CPS in decisions regarding children in foster care and the loving families who care for them.
  • The very popular “Tax Tips for Foster and Adoptive Parents” seminar is broadcast statewide.
  • The annual AZAFAP Family Camp adventure in the Fall, a “Three Ring Circus” brought together foster and adoptive families from across the state for a weekend of networking, support, dancing, hiking, fishing and lots of FUN.