Top Picks - Great Organizations with Proven Results

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Homeless ID Project
QCO ID# 20296
up to $33.33/mo

Qualified Charitable Organization

Homeless ID Project empowers homeless individuals and families to end their homelessness and rebuild their lives by providing the critical first step of replacement identification services.

 

Founded in 1988, Homeless ID Project partners with more than 50 agencies serving the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Maricopa and Pima Counties. Our goal is to end homelessness. Our belief is that a person’s ability to get a plastic card or piece of paper should not be what stops them from ending their homelessness.

 

Without an ID it is impossible for an individual to get a job, for a family to get housing, or for children to get enrolled in school. We provide of 7,500 to 8,000 document per year – including State IDs and Birth Certificates – from our primary locations on the Human Services Campus in Phoenix and the Center of Opportunity in Tucson.

St. Joseph the Worker
QCO ID# 20248
up to $33.33/mo

Qualified Charitable Organization

St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) was founded in 1988 in response to the pleas of the homeless while serving dinner in the park, “we want to work, but we don’t have the tools.” That moment of clarity over 30 years ago still guides our mission and belief that a job is the one true way out of financial devastation and homelessness.

 

The singular mission of St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) is to assist homeless, low-income, those in transition, and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through obtaining quality employment, including those laid off due to COVID-19.

 

True to our founding values, we believe that all people matter, that there is dignity in work, and that employment is essential to the health of individuals and the communities in which they live.

 

If someone wants to work, they should be able to, no matter what their obstacles. Employment is a practical pathway back to purpose, dignity, self-respect and self-reliance. 

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
QFCO ID# 10015
up to $41.66/mo

Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization

Free Arts transforms children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. 

 

Over the past 26 years, Free Arts has transformed the lives of more than 130,000 children in Maricopa County by providing a unique combination of arts, a trauma-informed curriculum, and mentoring to children who are in out-of-home care. 

 

Foster children, traumatized by mental, physical, and/or sexual abuse and neglect, have an increased risk of stress-related diseases and cognitive impairment that runs well into adulthood.  In these situations, children need to be connected with positive, caring adults and have the opportunity to explore self-expression through art, to gain personal insight, develop new skills, and build resilience.

 

Last year just over 20,000 children in Maricopa County were living in out-of-home care.  Free Arts is committed to interrupting the cycle of trauma in these children’s lives and, through the arts, provide a path to a healthier life. 

Top Picks Serving Foster Youth - Pre-Qualified Just for You

We Can Do Better Arizona was established to show people who pay income tax in the state of Arizona how to help fund qualified charities with their tax dollars, like schools, food banks, and qualified foster charitable organizations. This includes people who earn as little as $5000 a year in taxable income. Serving foster youth will make a huge difference in our future communities, creating better lives for tomorrow.

It really is a no-brainer when you understand how simply you can make a difference in the lives of youth aging out of foster care. Many thought using tax credits was complicated until We Can Do Better Arizona made it easy and simple to do. Now that you’re here, all you have to do is click on the links below the featured organizations and set up your monthly giving program.

We Can Do Better Arizona’s team surveyed the dozens of Qualified Charitable Organizations (QCOs) and Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organizations (QFCOs) and those that complement each other in the service to youth in and aging out of the foster care system in Arizona. The top picks in serving foster youth are featured below.

Each Organization has it’s own monthly giving program. Your can participate in one or all. The links will take you directly to their donation portal. We Can Do Better Arizona collects NO MONEY from YOU. We just want to help youth aging out of foster care and this is a great way to do so. 

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