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 gives care packages out, daily, to the homeless on the streets that contain food and hygiene materials, such as tooth paste. tooth brush, shampoo, combs and brushes, etc.
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 is celebrating its 12th 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.
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 will be conducting an Essay Scholarship Project on April 27, 2019 where three seniors from three high schools will write essays; the winner will receive a $500 Scholarship.
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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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.