Giving Season: How to Help the Helping Hands

For 15 years, In&Out Magazine has been the definitive source of “Everything that’s going on” in and out of the community. We thank you, our readers, as well as the businesses that support the magazine through advertising, for that opportunity. But with little going on, and many businesses suspending or canceling their ads during the Covid-19 crisis, we are suspending publication of the magazine and web sites for the month of May. 

During this giving season, there are numerous worthy charities in the North Valley to consider. Here are a few that are doing great things for those in need.

Smiles 4 Sick Children

Providing toys and gifts for children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this North Valley-based charity has its roots in honoring the life of one young girl who passed away too early. It has grown from providing 245 toys and 40 donors in 2013 to 2,400 toys and 300 donors last year. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at Prickett Realty (42104 N. Venture Drive, Suite C-118, Anthem), or mail checks to “Smiles For Sick Children, c/o Brian Billideau, 2114 W. Legends Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Visit for more information or see this PDF for giving guidelines.

Holiday Helpers

Last holiday season, Daisy Mountain Veterans provided gifts for 282 children and meals to 48 families in need. This year DMV is partnering with Youth for Troops and other local nonprofits, businesses and individuals to “adopt” families in need from Carefree Highway to New River. All donations—non-perishable food, new toys and gift cards—stay local in the Anthem area. Drop-off locations through Dec. 20: Anthem Civic Building, Mojo’s Spot Pet Store, the Mattress Center, Crossroads Church, Das Pooch Grooming and The Tee Shirt Shoppe (plus PostNet for gift cards). To learn what and how to donate, email . 

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Here’s a way to directly fulfill a child’s wish. Two trees at Outlets at Anthem (one between Gap and Banana Republic and one at Customer Service inside the food court) hold Angel tags with requests from children throughout the Valley. Donations can be made at Customer Service through Dec. 20. (Note: Money collected by Salvation Army bell-ringers is used to provide shelter, meals and after-school and substance-abuse programs.)

Foothills Food Bank

This local charity provides food and financial assistance to seniors, the homeless and more than 500 families each month along the I-17 corridor from Pinnacle Peak Road to Black Canyon City. It accepts one-time or member-based financial contributions, as well as direct donations of food and hygiene items. See website for donation locations, plus an updated wish list of most-needed items. 

Help Save Our Community
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country and even more so this community. Supporting local businesses during this crisis can help keep our community economically viable. Please strongly consider supporting the businesses below, In&Out Magazine's display advertisers, as well as those in the Classifieds section of the magazine (see the full April 9 issue in PDF form). Many of these businesses have been part of the fabric of this community for two decades, not just serving our professional, service and retail needs but stepping up to support local charities, sports teams and so much more. Tip: If you know you’ll need to schedule a service, consider contacting a local business you trust and paying the standard fee for the deferred service. The links below go to their web sites.

Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates • 602-242-4592
Anthem Senior Living • 602-909-9550
Appliance Pros • 502-501-5501
Business Network of Anthem • 623-455-9630
Carroll Law Firm • 623-551-9366
Century 21 Real Estate - Jeff Huff • 623-223-1221
Creative Home Enhancements • 623-551-5409
Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate • 623-879-3277
Daisy Mountain Dentistry • 623-551-5250
Desert Foothills Air Conditioning • 480-595-0938
Edward Jones • 623-551-0523
Element Dental Centers • 623-551-5555
Hand & Stone Massage • 623-551-6602
Kendallwood Design • 602-252-3844
Kodiak Roofing • 602-501-7717
Luv My PC • 480-703-6609
Merrill Gardens • 623-201-4881
North Valley Water Solutions • 623-551-0515
Preferred Business of Anthem • 623-551-0523 
Prickett Realty • 623-551-8111
ProSkill Services • 623-551-7473
RE/MAX Professionals - Mike Higgins • 623-640-7502
Rise Above Remodeling • 623-551-2013
Soft Water Plus • 623-551-7383
SonoranScapes Landscaping • 602-842-9948
State Farm Insurance - Justin Simons • 623-551-3700
Storage at Anthem • 623-226-8634
Sunset Cabinets • 623-687-6579
Thompson & McGinnis Attorneys at Law • 602-952-2666
Titan Tree Care • 623-444-8448
Titan Pest Control • 623-879-8700
Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical • 623-551-6688

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