Several disadvantaged children and families participated in MAAFL's 6th Annual Toy Give-Away at Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Center at 2405 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix AZ on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Dr. Wanda Taylor and CEO of MAAFL partnered this event with Mr. Ben Gray, President of West Valley Family Outreach (WVFO); Shirley Butler, Chairman; Joyie Oliver, Vice Chairman, Board Members, Ledis Brooks, Ted Baker and Linda Thompson, as well as Cecil Holden (The Hard Fighting Soldier of KXEG 1280 AM and a host of volunteers helped to make this event a great success!
Special Thanks to the following donors and supporters of MAAFL: The Arizona Informant Newspaper, Walmart and Sam's Clubs, Safeway, Albertson's, JW Marriot, Harrah's Casino, Durant's, Bobby Q's and a host of other donors and volunteers.
Children were given prizes for the best answer of "What does Christmas Mean To Me?" First winner was 10 year old Chennel; 2nd Place winner was 9 year old Nevaeh Riley and 3rd Place Winner was 7 year old Jamari.
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Special thanks to Ben Gray (Top left), President and Founder of West Valley Family Outreach who co-sponsored
First-place winner was eight-year old Nevaeh; second place winner was six-year old, Jaidamonic; third-place winner was eight-year old Brion; and fourth=place winner was eight-
year old Promise
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Event took place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2405 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040.
MAAFL delivers care packages to the homeless on the streets, weekly.
MAAFL offers financial literacy workshops to individuals who participate in the Food Stamp program.
MAAFL will hold its backpack event on July 20th at 2405 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040.
MAAFL provides college tutoring for low-income college students year-round.
MAAFL assists teens in finding jobs as well provide business etiquette training year-round.
The MAAFL Holiday Party took place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the home of Ed and Nita Black. The purpose of this event was to show appreciation for Board Members, staff and volunteers who has helped MAAFL to have a successful year. Holiday food and gifts were exchanged making a glorious holiday celebration.
MAAFL's Toy Event was held at the Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Center on Saturday, December 16th where 30 children gathered to receive toys and snacks and sing along with the Hard Fighting Soldier, Cecil Holden, who led them in Christmas songs. This event was co-sponsored by Shirley Butler of the City of Phoenix, Community Worker III.
The MAAFL Easter Basket Event was held at the Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Center on Sunday, April 15 where 25 children received Easter Baskets and snacks. This event was co-sponsored with Damion Gosa Memorial Foundation (DGMF) and included performances by the Kids for Christ.
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Dr. Wanda Taylor taught a Grant Writing Workshop at Victory High School to 13 entrepreneurs who are interested in giving back to their communities. Participants received Certificates of Completion.
MAAFL's Back Pack Event was held on 12/17/17 at the Vista Colina Homeless Shelter, where 70 children received back packs and snacks. MAAFL Board Members and Vista staff combined their efforts to make this a successful event.
MAAFL is currently sponsoring financial literacy sessions for anyone who is participating in its Hunger' Event; these are individuals who receive food stamps and AHCCCS. The receive counseling on budgeting their finances.
MAAFL provides an on-going Teen-to-Work project to assist teens in obtaining employment after school; teens learn business etiquette and the importance of having a resume and cover letter when applying for jobs.
MAAFL provides an on-going small business training workshops to assist youth and adults in incorporating their own businesses as well as the marketing.
MAAFL will be sponsoring a "Feed the Homeless" Event that will provide Thanksgiving meals to the homeless in Phoenix Communities.
MAAFL will be conducting its 4th Annual Toy-Give-Away Event at the Broadway Neighborhood Center at 2400 E. Broadway in Phoenix AZ on Saturday, December 15th from 10 am - 12 pm.
MAAFL is celebrating its 13th Annual Holiday Party this year; it will be held at the estate of Ed and Nita Black from 1 pm - 4 pm; and the community is invited.
Joyful faces greeted Dr. Wanda Taylor, President and CEO of MAAFL as she, as well as volunteer, Celeste Lawary and volunteer Nevaeh Riley arrived at the homes of several families on Saturday, April 5, 2021. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, which impacted several Phoenix Neighborhoods, MAAFL was not able to hold the event at a central location this year so had to deliver 26 Easter Baskets to individual residences. The picture above features the Riley and Rollins Family.
Co-sponsoring The Easter Event was Mr. Ben Gray, CEO & Founder of West Valley Family Outreach (WVFO); WVFO offers outpatient behavioral health services to youth, ages 4-18, throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan and West Valley Areas.
Little 4-year-old Julius, when asked “What does Easter mean to you,” he said, “Egg – it means Easter Egg!” Little 4-year-old Callie Mae of the Harris family, said “Easter is a fun time to get a Easter Basket and play with my friends.” The joy was on their faces as they made their comments was priceless and made the Easter Event so worth it!
Ten families and 26 children participated in MAAFL’s 9thAnnual Easter Event. The individual families included the following: Riley, Rollins, Riley II, Landson, Redmond, Thompson, Cross, and Campbell Family.
Special thanks are given to the donors and supporters of MAAFL: The Arizona Informant Newspaper, Walmart and Sam’s Club, Safeway, Albertsons, Kroger’s Stores and a host of donors and volunteers.
To learn more about MAAFL, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation, contact Dr. Wanda Taylor at 602-332-5053 or email email@example.com; Website: www.maafl.org. To learn more about West Family Outreach, contact Mr. Ben Gray at 602725-1350 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.WVFO.org.
On Saturday, March 31st, MAAFL celebrated its 4th Annual Easter Event with 40 youth at the Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center in Downtown Phoenix. Co-Sponsor was Shirley Butler, Community Worker III, of the the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services, as well as Barbara Tucker, Joyie Oliver, Juanita Stafford, Jackie Brown Rene Murphy, Adrien McNeil, Pearlie Miller, Erin Hines Patricia Phillips, Lee Dean and Nevaeh Riley.
As youth signed in for the event they received a raffle ticket where two lucky girl winners and two young men winners received a bucket of goodies. Each of the children also received a bag of treats, a bag of school essentials, colored eggsand refreshments, along with their Easter Baskets. When asked "what does Easter mean to you?" Sanaa Armstead said, "Easter is a time to celebrate Christ!"
Special thanks were extended to MAAFL donors and supporters such as: Walmart & Sam's Clubs, Safeway, Albertson's, and a host of donors. MAAFL continues to provide the following services: DES/AHCCCS application and interview services; Food Handler and referral services, Notary services, college tutoring, unemployment claims, disability claims and many other services.
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Easter Event 2019
Easter Event 2019.
The event was located at the home of Ed and Nita Black.
The event took place on Saturday, December 15, 2018
Several Board Members, volunteers and children (ranging in age from 1 - 12).
MAAFL conduct the annual Holiday Event to say Thanks to Board Members, volunteers and donors who support MAAFL year-round; the toy event provides toys to low-income children who may not have a Christmas if not for the support of MAAFL.
MAAFL is a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization whose mission is to provide a leadership program in the Phoenix with a focus on at-risk children, the homeless, domestic violence victims and people who are in transition
To provide numerous programs to low-income individuals to assist them in assuming the leadership of their lives, such as job search/placement, consultations, referrals, job training, and business etiquette.
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