This time of year always brings out the philanthropic side of people. Residents seek out volunteer opportunities and places to donate goods and money. Here is a list of local Northwest Valley organizations that need volunteers and donations—not just in November, but all year round.
1—For Those Without a Voice
For Those Without a Voice supports Arizona's children and animals living with distressing circumstances. The organization always needs monetary contributions and volunteers to help out at various events throughout the year. FTWAV.org
2—AZ Compassion in Action
AZ Compassion in Action assists those in urgent need of food, clothing, diapers and furniture. AZCIA is always looking for the right people to help link valuable resources to those in need. Volunteers collect food and clothing from associated retail outlets and help distribute the items to those in need. For more information call 602.384.4447 or go online to AZCompassion.org.
StreetLightUSA assists teen girls suffering from significant trauma due to abuse that puts them at risk. There are several ways to give to this organization, including a monthly monetary gift or by donating items off the wish list. StreetLightUSA.org
The vision of Thrive AZ is to help prevent children from being removed from their families due to a lack of basic needs and resources. ThriveAZ works in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Child Safety caseworkers to help reunify children from the foster care system with their biological families. They also partner with older children as they transition into adulthood. ThriveAZ.org
5—Soldier's Best Friend
Soldier's Best Friend is a non-profit that provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related PTSD or traumatic brain injuries with dogs, most of which have been rescued from local shelters. You can help by volunteering time, donating money or wish list gifts, or even fostering a dog. SoldiersBestFriend.org