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.
On August 9, 2017, Store Manager Mike Thomas from Walmart Store #3465 presented MAAFL with a grant for $2,500 during their grand opening. Also, on July 7, 2017 Gary Wilson of Walmart Store # 2515 presented MAAFL with a $1,000 check during their grand opening.