Don’t need your stimulus check? Here’s how you can put the money to good use through nonprofits locally

(Courier stock photo)

(Courier stock photo)

When it comes to the new $600 per person stimulus package, some folks are rushing to the mailbox or checking their direct deposit accounts because they need the money to buy food or pay the rent.

For those not in such dire straits, the stimulus might be viewed as an extra that some might want to use to help brighten the lives of their community neighbors.

In this area, there are plenty of organizations that rely on the generosity of everyday folks to help them feed, clothe, and provide a plethora of other services, such as mental health counseling, job training and prenatal care. To that end, some people may be seeking ways to invest their stimulus in a way that makes a difference for those who need it more than they do right now.

Toby Frost in Prescott is someone who said she is fortunate enough that she does not need this latest round of COVID-19 relief, and instead would like to find ways to “pay it forward.” She said she would welcome the chance to donate her check so that someone doesn’t lose their apartment because they cannot afford the rent or a landlord forced into financial distress because they can’t collect the rent.

“Let’s do some something good with it,” Frost encouraged. “Let’s make a community effort of it.”

The Daily Courier has compiled a listing of more than 65 nonprofit or charitable service agencies – this does not include the area’s numerous faith institutions, political groups or civic clubs and organizations - that rely on the generosity of others to operate.

The agencies were identified through a combination of sources: the state’s approved listing of non-profit agencies eligible for charitable tax donations; area Chambers of Commerce, and county listings of nonprofit agencies operating in area communities.

AARP Yavapai County and Northern Arizona, 928-273-7601.

Adult Center of Prescott, 928-778-3000

Adult Care Services, 928-771-2335

Agape House, 928-910-1089

Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900

American Red Cross, 928-445-4981

AM VETS Prescott Valley, 928-379-6454

Arizona Children’s Association, 928-925-0805

Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County, 928-708-9632.

Bethany’s Gait Ranch for Heroes, 928-499-9442

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona, 928-776-8686

Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Northern Arizona, 928-713-8349

Dr. Cameron K. McKinley Vet Center, 928-778-3469

CASA (Central Arizona Senior Association) in Prescott Valley, 928-772-3337

Catholic Charities in Prescott, 928-778-2531.

Central Arizona Land Trust, 928-445-7790

Chino Valley Education Foundation, 928-636-2458

Chino Valley Food Bank, 928-636-8478

Citizens Water Advocacy Group,

Coalition for Compassion and Justice, 928-445-8382

Community Counts, 928-708-0100

Community Pregnancy Center of Prescott, 928-778-7654

Crisis Stabilization Unit, 877-756-4090

Elliott Advocacy,

Grants To You, 928-458-7796

GEM Environmental, 928-910-2001

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, 928-445-8003

Heritage Park Zoological Society, 928-778-4242

Highlands Center for Natural History, 928-776-9550

Hope House Transitional Housing, 928-460-4424

Horses with Heart in Chino Valley, 928- 533-9178

Humboldt Education Foundation,

Kind Defined,

Large Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness (LASER),

Launch Pad Teen Center, 928-227-0758

• Marine Corp League,

MatForce, 928-708-0100

Meals on Wheels Prescott/Prescott Valley, 928-445-7630

Nation’s Finest, 928-776-0766

Natural History Institute, 928-863-3232

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center, 928- 772-1266

Northland Cares, 928-776-4612

People Who Care, 928-445-2480

Prescott Area Leadership,

Prescott Area Shelter Services, 928-778-5933

Prescott Community Cupboard,

Prescott Creeks, 928-445-5669

Prescott Farmers Market, 928-713-1227

Prescott Fine Arts Association aka Prescott Center for the Arts, 928-445-3286

Prescott Free Clinic, 928- 717-0724

Prescott Unified Education Foundation, 928-445-5400

Prescott Valley Food Bank, 928-772-4490

Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy, 928-759-3040

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, 928-445-5038

Project Aware, 928-778-7744

Salvation Army, 928-778-0150

Stepping Stones Agencies, 928-772-4184

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 928-778-4585

United Animal Friends, 928-778-2924

United Way of Yavapai County, 928- 778-6605

U.S. VETS Prescott, 928-583-7204

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, 928-445-5211

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, 928-778-5135

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, 928-445-0800

Yavapai County Jeep Posse,

Yavapai County Education Foundation, 928- 442-5138

Yavapai County Food Bank, 928- 775-5255

Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI). 928-772-6235

Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, 928-775-0669

Yavapai Humane Society, 928-445-2666

Yavapai Territorial Gospel Mission,

Young Life West Yavapai, 928-710-1443

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