On the Avenue with Barbie®

2018 National Barbie® Doll
Collectors Convention

Silent Auction CharityFree Arts Logo

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal. All of the children in Free Arts programs have experienced combinations of family trauma, homelessness, and violence. To begin to heal, they need services including mentoring, a caring community, and an opportunity to learn new skills and express themselves.

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona believe:

• Art Heals – The creative arts transform and inspire lives.

• Every Child Matters – All children have the right to be cared for and respected.

• Mentoring Works – Mentoring builds resilience by helping children identify their strengths and increase their confidence.

For over 20 years they've used the creative arts to help more than 95,000 children:

• Build trusting relationships with caring adults

• Learn to express their emotions in positive ways

• Develop and practice artistic and life skills

• Feel valued and connected to a community.

When children learn to use their new artistic skills as coping methods, they are inspired to make positive changes. They begin to overcome their past and dream about a better future.



Live Auction CharityUMOM logo

UMOM's mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. On any given day, up to 145 families, 120 single women, and 70 youth lives are being changed through the services and programs offered at UMOM.

Founded in 1964, UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services and affordable housing to the most vulnerable populations in Maricopa County. UMOM's services includes case management, medical care, childcare, substance abuse treatment, vocational training, and workforce development.


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