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Events

2017 MAAFL Holiday Party

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.

2017 Toy Give-Away

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.

2017 Easter Basket Event

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.

2017 Grant Writing Workshop

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.

2016 Back Pack Event

 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. 

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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.

2018 EASTER AND BACK PACK EVENTS

2018 Easter Event - Group Picture

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.

Jackie Brown, Youth, & Juanita Stafford

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!"

Dr. Wanda Taylor, Shirley Butler, & Joyie Oliver

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.

2018 BACK PACK - Group Picture

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