Give Back Arizona!

Special day set aside for non-profits

Arizona residents are being asked to give back this month on March 20 – a special day set aside to support hundreds of non-profits across the state.

“All Arizonans will be asked to participate in the first-ever Arizona Gives Day,” says Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

Beginning at midnight on March 20 and continuing until 11:59pm, Arizonans can go online at to support a local non-profit in their community, or pledge their financial support to one of the hundreds of participating non-profits across the state. “For as little as $10, non-profits in Arizona can and do make a difference,” adds McWhortor. “Together, we hope to raise more than $2 million on this single day.”

During the recent economic downtimes in Arizona and beyond, individual giving has declined says Marissa Theisen, president and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

“This is our chance to bring it back in a big way.”

Hundreds of non-profits are participating in this event from the Greater Scottsdale and Northeast Valley areas, including:

  • Anne Rita Monahan Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
  • Courtney’s Place
  • Desert Foothills Library
  • Devereux Arizona
  • Feeding MattersAZGives
  • Four Seasons Orchestra
  • International Cancer Advocacy Network
  • Mothers’ Awareness on School-Aged Kids
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • notMYkid
  • Phoenix Herpetological Society
  • Project Linus
  • Scottsdale Prepatory Academy
  • Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services
  • Singleton Moms
  • Tourette Syndrome Association of Arizona
  • Waste Not, Inc.
  • Welcome to America Project

Businesses, schools and communities are encouraged to rally friends, family, classmates and co-workers leading up to the big day. Learn more about the non-profits participating and then donate at Spread the word by joining the movement on Facebook and Twitter.


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