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Special Thanksgiving Surprises in Arizona
The Crispo & Gil Families were given a big reason to give thanks this holiday season as they not only moved into their new Habitat homes in Glendale & Peoria, respectively, but were surprised to find them completely furnished thanks to a Homes for the Holidays team effort spearheaded by First Things First. Nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Central AZ, the two families with five children between them were overwhelmed by the furniture, TV, washer/dryer and computer donated by Aarons, the mattresses gifted by R&S Mattress, furnishings shopped for by U-Haul volunteers, and the pantry filled with food, including a turkey and all the fixings, provided by Kellogg’s and Safeway. All five children even received bikes thanks to the Pedal Power Foundation. Including these families, First Things First has blessed a total of 37 families since inception with Homes for the Holidays!
Dec. 1 Deadline for Mission: Possible! Spring Break Scholarships
Youth groups organizing a service-based mission trip for spring break 2016 to benefit a community in the United States are encouraged to apply for a Mission: Possible scholarship by clicking here. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded to groups of junior high, high school and college students traveling together. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2015 and groups will be notified by Feb. 1, 2016. Deadline for summer mission trip applications is April 1, 2016.
Pringles and Cheez-It Joins FTF as Presenting Sponsor for 13th Annual Ultimate Football Experience
First Things First is proud to announce the addition of Pringles and Cheez-It as the Presenting Sponsor of its signature fundraising event, the Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience scheduled for March 11 & 12, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. Up to twelve 8-person teams will take the field at the Arizona Cardinals Training Complex for a competitive flag football tournament with celebrity QBs at the helm. The Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience Presented by Pringles and Cheez-It gives football fans the opportunity to play with and against NFL stars like Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Phil Simms, Colin Kaepernick*, and of course Kurt Warner among others. The thirteenth annual event is expected to sell out fast! Click here for more info and call 602-385-0840 to reserve your spot or team today! (*previous celebrities, not guaranteed at 2016 event)
Treasure House, a supported residential community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is the latest philanthropic endeavor of Kurt and Brenda Warner. Visit treasurehouse.org to learn more about this new 501(c)(3) charity.