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Nonprofits in Brief: US Vets to celebrate anniversary

Abia Judd Elementary School held its spelling bee on Dec. 7 and Donald Hatfield was the first place winner. He advances to the Yavapai County Spelling Bee in February. (Courtesy)

Abia Judd Elementary School held its spelling bee on Dec. 7 and Donald Hatfield was the first place winner. He advances to the Yavapai County Spelling Bee in February. (Courtesy)

US Vets to celebrate anniversary

U.S. Vets plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary in Prescott on Jan. 16, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Highway 69 in Prescott.

U.S. Vets is a nonprofit organization that provides housing, employment and counseling services to the nation’s veterans from World War II to the current conflicts in the Middle East and Asia.

Prescott has one of nine service centers the organization has around the United States.

The group is proactive in seeking out homeless veterans so that they can guide them to critical services.

Light refreshments are planned for the event on Jan. 16.

If interested in attending, RSVP to Kristen, 928-583-7204 or email

Prevent Child Abuse gala

The Prevent Child Abuse Arizona 2018 Beauty for Good Gala is planned for 7 p.m., April 14 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.

The nonprofit is currently accepting sponsors for the event.

The theme is inspired by The Great Gatsby and will feature a raffle and silent auction.

Stocking Stuffers

The “Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar” will be Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prescott Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St. More than 50 nonprofits will be selling low-cost, high-quality gifts and crafts. Santa will be there from noon to 2 p.m. Free admission. Visit or call 928-778-3747.

CCJ hosts annual family Christmas

CCJ has been providing Christmas gifts for low income families since 2004. Families that are in need of help should come to The Little Tree House any Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to fill out an application and schedule their appointment. The last day to sign up is Dec. 19. Parents should bring some form of ID for each child. Children must be 18 years or younger. Children in the Quad-City area who qualify for free lunch at school, qualify for Family Christmas.

Family Christmas distribution days are Dec. 20-22, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., by appointment. Each child receives an age appropriate gift, an item of clothing, two books and a filled stocking. Parents select the gifts best suited to their child from age-appropriate table displays.

Anyone wanting to support this project can drop off unwrapped new gifts at 505 West Gurley Street, at the Little Tree House or the Methodist Church office. In 2016 CCJ provided gifts for 1,400 children whose parents needed such assistance. Most needed items this year are: building blocks, dolls, educational toys, small stocking stuffers, games, skateboards, pajamas, jeans, sweaters, picture books, early readers, teen novels, craft kits, scooters, sleeping bags, sports equipment, twin bed blankets, candy and gift cards.

People Who Care Volunteer meeting

A meeting for people interesting in volunteering with People Who Care is planned for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 20 at their offices, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley, 928-445-2480.

People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and physical limitations, in order to help them to continue living in their own homes, independent living apartment and in their own communities.

People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and where enrolled Neighbors live. The majority of our Neighbors live alone.

Reach out and help as a People Who Care volunteer with one to one assistance with transportation to healthcare appointments, grocery shopping, personal paperwork or with visiting a neighbor in their home or calling for just a few minutes a week.

Please call People Who Care at 928-445-2480 for information or let us know you will be coming to the meeting.

Grant cycle begins

United Way of Yavapai County is excited to announce our second grant cycle for 2017-18. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Dec. 22.

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or educational institutions. Applications must align to the three United Way initiatives to reduce poverty, therefore the program must fall under the categories of Health, Education or Income (meaning employability/workforce development). The program requesting funds must only serve Yavapai County. You may download the application from our website at For questions, call or email 928-778-6605 or

Wreaths Across America Day

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad, including Prescott. It is our goal to have a wreath placed on the headstone of every hero at the Prescott National Cemetery.

Every year, many businesses and individuals donate to this worthy cause. So far we only have 318 wreaths donated this year—way below what we need at Prescott National Cemetery.

Once again American Legion Riders Post 6 (Prescott) is one of the local fundraising groups raising funds to place wreaths at the Prescott National Cemetery. The American Legion Riders do not make any money from this; ALR 6 has again taken the “3 for 2” option — for every two wreaths someone purchases (at $15 each), we will get three wreaths placed at Prescott National — so we are asking any businesses or individuals who donate this year to please donate in multiples of $30.

We look forward to seeing a lot of our fellow citizens at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Prescott National Cemetery on Dec. 16, to which the public is invited. As the date gets closer, the Prescott National Cemetery will be sending out information on parking and times.


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