‘Tis the season of giving back. There’s no better way to make an impact in the community then by donating, volunteering, and supporting a local nonprofit organization. Here in Metro Phoenix, there are tons of nonprofits to choose from this holiday season.

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T.W. Lewis Foundation

T.W. Lewis Foundation, which supports higher education, children and families in need, youth education and a variety of other community charities, is gathering donations for five local nonprofit organizations at the beginning of December! Spanning Dec. 4 through Dec. 15., people can visit the foundation’s social media sites to donate to St. Vincent De Paul, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, The Foster Alliance and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. For more information, please visit www.twlewis.com/philanthropy.php and/or connect on Facebook (@TWLewisFoundation), Instagram (@twlewisfoundation) and X/Twitter (@TWLewisFound_).

Arizona Humane Society

The Arizona Humane Society is continuing its life-saving work for the most vulnerable animals in its trauma center, rescue and cruelty investigation program, Bottle Baby and Puppy Parvo intensive care units, and more.

To make a financial contribution: donate online.

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix

GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, providing free educational and therapeutic programs that advance literacy, math, and motor skills to over 1,000 families. All programs are provided to families at no cost. GiGi’s Playhouse is dedicated to increasing positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns and educational programs. Right around the corner, in January, is the 10th annual GiGi’s Ranch Gala. Valley residents can dust off their boots and ballgowns for a fun night, while supporting a great cause. For more information about GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix, please visit www.gigisplayhouse.org/phoenix/.

Circle the City

Circle the City provides high-quality healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, including the only medical respite program in the state of Arizona, which has become a model for the country.

To make a financial contribution: donate online.

Arizona Animal Welfare League

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Arizona. Founded in 1971, AAWL rehomes and rehabilitates more than 4,000 rescue animals across the state that have been abandoned or surrendered. Besides adoptions, AAWL offers a variety of services such as animal foster programs, rural rescue outreach, youth education and low-cost clinics. Through Dec. 17, AAWL and BISSEL Pet Foundation have partnered to waive pet adoption fees. For more information, visit aawl.org.

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

Goodwill is dedicated to ending poverty through the power of work — taking a holistic approach to employment by providing job seekers the tools to feel confident, purpose-driven and successful. Donating or shopping at Goodwill supports no-cost career services, which are available to anyone looking for a new job, education or training.

To make a financial contribution, donate online.

United Food Bank

United Food Bank has provided hunger relief to people in the East Valley and eastern Arizona since 1983. As a Feeding America member food bank, the organization collects, acquires, stores, and distributes food to 150 partner agencies and programs throughout five counties. Each year, United Food Bank distributes over 21.6 million pounds of food equating to 50,000 meals a day. Its mission to unite communities and alleviate hunger is executed each day. For more information visit UnitedFoodBank.org to learn more about the mission and find ways you can help.

Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Make a financial contribution online or over the phone by texting “habitatcaz” to 44321.

The Foster Alliance

The mission of The Foster Alliance is to support the foster care community by providing essentials to benefit children in foster care. As Arizona’s largest provider of essential resources for the foster community, the organization offers beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, and personal care items as well as backpacks filled with school supplies to help children succeed in school. It also fulfills birthday dreams and holiday gifts to help foster children never forget how special and important they are. On average, The Foster Alliance serves 34 foster children a day and is always looking for new foster allies to support its mission. Volunteers can donate their time, dollars and brand-new items. To learn more about how to become a #FosterAlly, visit [www.thefosteralliance.org/]www.thefosteralliance.org/.

New Life Center

New Life Center serves more than 1,000 children and adults annually through an emergency shelter and outreach support program, where more than 70 percent of the shelter population is children. In 2017, New Life Center served more children and provided more beds than any other single facility providing emergency shelter to domestic violence survivors in Arizona. The New Life Center owns a thrift store called Hope’s Closet where every child and adult seeking refuge at New Life Center’s emergency shelter has access to all the clothing and furnishings offered at the store completely free of charge. All proceeds from Hope’s Closet are used to support New Life Center’s shelter operations. To learn more, visit https://newlifectr.org/support/.

Equality Health Foundation

Equality Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to level the healthcare playing field in culturally diverse and underserved communities. Established in 2019, the organization works to expand access to care, accelerate health education, and eliminate healthcare inequalities. A bold vision like this cannot be accomplished alone and requires extensive collaboration across local communities around the country to make a sustainable and transformative change—a movement for advancing equal health for all. Learn more at https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/

The Singletons

The Singletons is a homegrown Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to meeting the needs of single-parent families battling cancer. The organization provides monthly programs, healthy meal kits, essential household items, utility payments and programing to inspire friendship and comradery among Singletons parents and families. To learn how you can support The Singletons through donations, corporate sponsorships or volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.thesingletonsaz.org/.

Ryan House

Ryan House offers pediatric palliative and respite care to children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. It is the only organization of its kind in the Southwest, and one of three in the country. All services are provided at no cost to families. Ryan House is supported 100 percent by charitable contributions from donors in the community.

To make a financial contribution: donate online. You can also volunteer or get involved in a fundraising opportunity.

Phoenix Children’s Foundation

Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering philanthropic support from individuals, families, organizations and corporate partners committed to Phoenix Children’s mission: to advance hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. One of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, Phoenix Children’s offers 170+ family-centered care programs that are fully or partially funded by philanthropy. There are many ways to give to Phoenix Children’s Foundation to invest in the health of children. Please visit givetopch.org for more information.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals who have nowhere else to turn for help. Monetary donations are needed to help keep services in operation, modify services, and aid families coping with income disruption, loss of housing, food shortages, etc.

To make a financial contribution: donate online or purchase much-needed supplies through Amazon Wishlist.

If you’d like to be added to the list of on-call volunteers, please email: volunteer@svdpaz.org with “Here to Help” in the subject line, or call 602-261-6886.

Drop off food, clothing or sanitizing supplies during regular business hours at the main campus: 2120 S. 3rd Drive, Phoenix 85003.