Catholic Charities Connect - October 2022 Edition

Catholic Charities Connect - October 2022 Edition

October 2022

Corporate Partner Spotlight

Arizona Cardinals Sponsor Emergency Santa

The Emergency Santa program at the Catholic Charities Care Campus had a lot to celebrate when Adam Richman from the Arizona Cardinals stopped by! 


A special thank you to the Cardinals for kicking off our Emergency Santa program with a generous donation that will provide holiday gifts to vulnerable youth.


Last year, the Emergency Santa program provided gifts to over 500 children, bringing joy to more than 180 Arizona families.  

Southwest Gas FUEL for LIFE
Awarded AFP Organization of the Year

The FUEL for LIFE Program, an employee-led giving program at Southwest Gas, has been partnering with Catholic Charities since 2016. By the end of this year, FUEL for LIFE will have invested over $500,000 in Catholic Charities programs!


We are inspired by the generous employees at Southwest Gas and honored to nominate the FUEL for LIFE Program for the prestigious Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Philanthropy Day, 2022 Organization of the Year award!


Read more about this important partnership!

Special Thanks to Diocese of Phoenix Parishes

We are grateful for the partnership and support of parishes within the Diocese of Phoenix. As the social service arm of the diocese, we strive to help meet needs in our communities and give parishes an opportunity to be a part of our lifesaving and life-changing work. 


Local parishes are instrumental in serving the vulnerable within our communities. Learn more about our parish partners and how they serve alongside us. 

Helping Individuals and Couples Become Foster Parents

Catholic Charities’ Foster Care program provides a blend of online and classroom courses, known as Foster Parent College, that individuals or couples must complete to become licensed foster parents. 


Foster Parent College educates parents on how to keep children safe in foster care, help them deal with trauma, and maintain healthy relationships with biological families. A facilitator monitors each student’s progress and provides support throughout. 


Read more about this fantastic training and the families who have completed it.

We would like to thank a special long-time donor who designated a $165,000 gift to My Sisters’ Place in her estate. If you are interested in including Catholic Charities in your will or estate plan, please contact Angie Trumble at or 602-499-6030 for more information on Planned Giving. 


Read more about Planned Giving.

‍Team Member Spotlight

Dulce Valdez Named PSM

Leadership Team Chair

Congratulations to our colleague Dulce Valdez, for being selected as the new national Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry (PSM) Leadership Team Chair. After a year participating as an outstanding member, she was asked to walk alongside Catholic Charities professionals and others engaged in social ministry across the nation. Dulce’s role supports spiritual growth, networking opportunities, information sharing, and skill training for parish social ministers in Catholic Charities agencies, dioceses, and parishes.

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