The Arizona Hope Concert with Jimmy Wayne Benefits Siblings in Foster Care!
I am a member of the D-backs’ Give Back League team – Fostering Hope. About a year ago our organization challenged our employees to get even more involved in the local community. We explored many local community needs, but it became very apparent that we needed to support the 15,000+ kids in Foster Care in Arizona. While I have had success in my career here with the D-backs nothing has been more rewarding than the organization rallying behind our quest to continue to do more for the local foster care kids.
This year we have chosen to focus our efforts on the siblings of foster care. When kids are taken out of their home environment, 75% of the time they are separated from their sibling(s). Once this happens it is rare that they get the chance to interact and keep that relationship alive, often bouncing from foster home to foster home. Our team has been working diligently with the state, AASK, and other organizations to create memorable events to bring these siblings together! So far we have seen a lot of laughs, bonding, and of course some tears. This is an initiative that our team wishes to continue & we have high hopes of helping to put on the first ever week long sibling camp next summer. But we need your help!
On Tuesday, December 3rd we will be hosting a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for these initiatives. We have been very blessed to secure a partnership with CCV to host the concert at their main auditorium (which holds 3,500 people). And just today we secured our headlining act, country music start Jimmy Wayne! Jimmy grew up in foster care and has an incredible story to share along with his music. For those of you country fans here is his top billboard song. We will have other special musical guests performing and guest speakers as well.
How you can help!
– Attend the concert Tuesday, December 3rd @ 6:30PM. RSVP at www.arizonafostersiblings.org
– Help promote the concert (We want to pack the house) – Share the above link/flyer on your personal/business social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
– Silent Auction Items – We will also have a silent auction in the lobby. If you have any items that can be donated, we would love to have them.
I truly hope that you can join us for this night of hope, inspiration, and fun! Please help us make this night a success!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you.
Christ’s Church of the Valley
7007 W Happy Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85383