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MAAFL 6th annual 2019 TOY GIVE-AWAY

Dr. Wanda Taylor, MAAFL President & CEO Board Members, youths/families, and volunteers.


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.

Leaders and Volunteers

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

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 Comments

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.

MAAFL 6th Annual Backpack event

MAAFL 5th Annual Backpack Event


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Backpack Collage of Pictures


Special thanks to Ben Gray (Top left), President and Founder of West Valley Family Outreach who co-sponsored 

this event.

Winners of the Writing Contest


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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PAST Event


Essay Scholarship Event

Event took place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2405 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040.

Homeless Project

MAAFL delivers care packages to the homeless on the streets, weekly.

Financial Literacy Workshops

MAAFL offers financial literacy workshops to individuals who participate in the Food Stamp program.

Backpack Event

MAAFL will hold its backpack event on July 20th at 2405 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040.

College Tutoring

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.


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. 


Ledis Brooks, Administrative Assistant for MAAFL since January, 2015 and 8 year old, Nevaeh Riley, Assistant and Stredder for the business since 2016. Both of these individuals are a great asset to MAAFL.




MAAFL is sponsoring its 1st Annual Scholarship Event on Saturday, April 27th. Students from 3 high schools are writing essays on "Why is it Important to Attend College." The winner of the contest will receive $500 to go to college in the fall. Two runner-ups will receive cash prizes.


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.


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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Easter 2018


Easter Event 2019

Easter 2018


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).

Purpose of the Event

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.

What is 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

MAAFL' Purpose

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.