Holly Yzquierdo

Holly Yzquierdo

Holly Yzquierdo is an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager and has served at Catholic Charities since 2014. She is passionate about helping nonprofits share the impact of their work in a digital world. Holly has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University. Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending time with her family.

Jonetta Ross is a home-based educator with Catholic Charities—and her day never stops. Working for Catholic Charities West Side Early Head Start program, Ross makes daily home visits to parents to teach them about caring for and educating their children ages 0 to 3.

“Parents are their children’s first teacher,” Ross said.  “The parent’s level of engagement has a lot to do with their children’s growth.” 

The children in Catholic Charities unaccompanied minor program (UMP) decided to make a big difference for sick and injured animals without homes this month.  They started a blanket drive for the Arizona Humane Society, with donations coming from Catholic Charities and The Refuge Café employees.

Sophia called the Catholic Charities pregnancy hotline at midnight from the hospital after her son was born. She was distressed about whether to keep her child or not. Catholic Charities staff came to the hospital first thing in the morning to counsel her.

TI Fitness, located in Gilbert, Ariz., has been a supporter of My Sisters’ Place for years. “We wanted to do something repeatable, that we could do year after year and not worry about interference from weather conditions,” said Terrance Johnson, co-owner of TI Fitness. Their solution was Own the Trainer Week.

During Own the Trainer Week, anyone can challenge their trainer to do difficult workouts, for a price. A sign-up sheet in the lobby records specific workouts and the trainers assigned to them with the pledge amounts.

When most people think about retirement they think about traveling, spending time on the golf course or with their grandkids but Carol Gastelum had other things in mind. She has been volunteering at Catholic Charities since 2009.

To say that Carol volunteers is really an understatement. Carol works a full 40 hour work week splitting her time between volunteer services and parish and community engagement.

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