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The Teen Board Helps Again!

We are so grateful for our Teen Board! They recently held a supplies drive and donated all kinds of necessary items for our children and families. The Ryan House Teen Board is an organized forum for high school leaders looking to make a difference. Guided by Ryan House Co-Founder Holly Cottor, its mission is to educate others and raise awareness about Ryan House in the community, and complete at least one service project per year for Ryan House. Students from...

Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Tidwell, Community Relations & Volunteer Coordinator

You may recognize our new Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa Tidwell, as she held this position at Ryan House a few years back. Since then, she spent time in Orlando, FL fulfilling her dreams of working for Disney and meeting the love of her life. Now married and once again living in Arizona, we are so excited to have her back at Ryan House! Enjoy getting to know Alyssa a bit better by reading this month’s Staff Spotlight. What...

Our Memorial Garden Event Was Beautiful and Peaceful

We recently held our first Memorial Tile Garden Event for children of families who passed away last year. Families from all over the state, including Tucson, spent the day with us taking part in a tile unveiling for their loved ones, which featured a beautiful butterfly release. They also took part in a scrapbooking activity as part of the event and were able to spend time in the memorial garden with their loved one’s tiles. It was such a peaceful...

Goodwill Gives Campaign Raised $16,840.50 For Ryan House

Ryan House was recently selected as Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona’s Goodwill Gives Change Campaign recipient, and we are so thrilled to announce that this campaign raised $16,840.50! The program provides funds to help support qualifying nonprofit organizations. Goodwill diverted 100 percent of shoppers' rounded-up change or monetary donation in support of Ryan House for all patrons who shopped at their stores during a specific time period! It also gave Goodwill staff an opportunity to spread our mission with shoppers....

U.S. Bank’s Good Truck Visits Ryan House

U.S. Bank’s Good Truck traveled throughout the Phoenix area during Small Business Month last month to support local small businesses and highlight community-serving organizations and Ryan House was lucky enough to be on their route! They stopped by recently, which just happened to be one of the first days that Phoenix surpassed the 100-degree mark, to deliver chilly treats for all the kids on respite stays, and for our care team too, featuring free refreshments from Rita’s Ice. U.S. Bank...

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