Community Service Projects
Members of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Mesa East Valley Chapter participate in Community Service Projects throughout the year.
Valley of the Sun United Way Non-Profit Organization Financial Review - Support the Valley of the Sun United Way by reviewing the financial statements of its agency non-profit organizations. The training for reviewing agency financial compliance documents is held in October at Valley of the Sun United Way. Training participants will receive 1 CPE credit for “Not-for-Profit Accounting and Reporting” for attending. An additional hour of the training session will be dedicated to explaining Valley of the Sun United Way’s Community Investment Process and the related importance of these financial reviews. New accounting volunteers must attend training. Visit www.vsuw.org for more information and to register for this project.
Thank you to all the VITA volunteers during the last tax season! Volunteers at the Chandler locations served over 1,000 residents and helped bring $1,338,706 in refunds to members of our community. Consider helping your local VITA location next year. Training usually begins in December/January for the tax season.
United Food Bank Food Drive - The Mesa East Valley Chapter supports the United Food Bank with a quarterly food drive. Members and guests are encouraged to bring donations to the May 28, 2013 food drive membership meeting. For more information on how you can support the United Food Bank or to make a financial donation visit their website www.unitedfoodbank.org.
American Heart Association Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.
In 1999 the American Heart Association set a bold 10-year goal: To reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. We achieved the reduction in deaths ahead of schedule and made substantial progress against three of the six risk factors. Because of this success, the Board of Directors approved a 2020 Impact Goal. This new goal looks beyond helping people reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by focusing on helping them build stronger health and a better quality of life.
The Greater Phoenix Metro Heart Walk event will be held on March 23rd at the Wesley Bolin Plaza, Downtown Phoenix. The Heart Walk is a non-competitive event including two different paths; a 5k Heart Walk and 1 mile Stroke Walk.
Join Team Captain Laura Mangan and AFWA members on the Number Crunchers Team for either the 1 mile or 5K or make a donation to support our team.
The Save the Family Foundation helps families in our community conquer homelessness and achieve life-long independence. They operate over 180 units of housing valley wide, provide transitional housing for homeless families and housing to keep working poor families stable through market adjusted rents. They focus on children and strive to create stability for homeless children through consistent housing, stable schooling, afterschool programs, tutoring and extracurricular activities. Save the Family Foundation provides a full array of support services to help our clients succeed. They offer financial literacy education, career development support, budgeting workshops, parenting classes and self-esteem coaching. Their clients’ successes include: high school diplomas, home ownership, full-time employment, college degrees, scholarships, good credit scores and savings accounts. This December, AFWA Mesa East Valley Chapter members prepared a Christmas Basket for a local family. Visit www.savethefamily.org for more information on donation needs and volunteer opportunities.