Glendale’s From the Heart program donates $157,500 to community programs and services thanks to the generosity of Glendale utility customers
Meals to the hungry, shelter, parenting assistance, Alzheimer’s education and arts programs for abused children are just a few community services that will get an extra financial boost thanks to Glendale’s From the Heart program.
An Amazing Gift
Thanks to the generosity of the city of Glendale’s utility customers, $157,500 was distributed June 20 to 20 non-profit agencies to fund programs and services for residents in need of social services. Residents donated the money to the city’s From the Heart program by adding $1 to their city utility bill each month. The BHHS Legacy Foundation, in turn, provides a 50-cent match for every dollar donated by citizens. The recent donations were made possible through funds raised during the 2005 calendar year.
Representatives from 20 non-profit agencies attended the grant award presentation.
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Legacy Foundation Chief Executive Officer Jerry Wissink and Quality of Life Community Services Executive Director Paige Garrett presented the grant award checks to agency representatives during a special reception.
Agencies receiving funding are:
Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter
Arizona Baptist Children’s Services
Association for Supportive Child Care
Back-to-School Clothing Drive Association
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Florence Crittenton Service of Arizona
Foster Grandparent Program of West Maricopa County
Free Arts of Arizona
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
New Life Center
PREHAB of Arizona, Inc.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Solecito Services, Inc.
St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance
West Valley Child Crisis Center, Inc.
Young Woman’s Christian Association of Maricopa County
Anytown Arizona, Inc.
The purpose of From The Heart is to promote the positive development of youth, strengthen families and assist residents of all ages in addressing crisis situations and emergency needs. The donation program is a collaborative effort between residents, the city of Glendale, the Quality of Life Community Services, formerly named Glendale Human Services Council, and the Legacy Foundation. The mission of the Legacy Foundation is to identify and fund unmet needs and service gaps in health and health-related areas.
From left: Councilmember Steven Frate, Legacy Foundation CEO Jerry Wissink, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Quality of Life Community Services Executive Director Paige Garrett, Vice Mayor Tom Eggleston and Councilmember Joyce Clarke. Councilmember David Goulet and Councilmember Phil Lieberman were also in attendance.
How You Can Give
Glendale utility customers have the option to donate on their utility bill. Residents who do not receive a city utility bill can donate to the program by mailing a personal check to:
From The Heart,
Customer Service Office,
City of Glendale
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ, 85301
Checks should be made out to “From The Heart.” All donations go directly towards providing essential human services to residents. For additional information on the programs and services funded through From the Heart, call Paige Garrett of Quality of Life Community Services at 623-937-9034.