St. Vincent de Paul

homeless, containers, Phoenix
Jul 28, 2023

‘Very personal project’: Repurposed shipping containers provide alternative shelter for those experiencing homelessness

Phoenix officials this week displayed the city’s first “XWing” structure – a dwelling made from converted shipping containers – intended as another solution to shelter people experiencing homelessness.

The Zone, Phoenix City Council, outdoor campground, ACLU, lawsuit
Jun 29, 2023

Phoenix to buy outdoor campground for homeless

The Phoenix City Council approved a proposal by the Housing Department to purchase and develop a structured outdoor campground to temporarily house people currently living in the homeless camp known as “the Zone.” 

veterinarians, University of Arizona, Midwestern University, Arizona Veterinary Loan Assistance Program, American Animal Hospital Association
Apr 25, 2023

Arizona’s veterinary medicine grads aid shortfall of vets in nation, state

Arizona has made veterinary school extremely affordable through a new loan repayment program.

food insecurity, Arizona, hunger, inflation, Arizona Clay Association, Waste Not, Empty Bowls
Oct 17, 2022

Nonprofit Waste Not tackles statewide food insecurity

For the nonprofit Waste Not, an empty bowl represents the struggles of nearly 1 million Arizonans who can’t find enough to eat every day.

Dec 21, 2016

New tax credit law benefits Arizonans in need and those who help them

May 6, 2016, was a big day for Arizona non-profits. With overwhelming approval from the Arizona Legislature, Governor Doug Ducey signed into law SB1216.

Doug Ducey (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Nov 17, 2014

Ducey to promote volunteerism at Phoenix charity

Arizona Governor-elect Doug Ducey is launching an initiative to encourage the importance of giving to others.

Apr 2, 2013

Harvesting the City: Urban gardens grow communities’ personal satisfaction

An urban garden cultivates nature in the midst of a man-made environment, and many people find escape and relaxation while digging in the dirt and tending plants.