The Anchor House Winter Giving
November - December 2016
The DV elves had a great time this winter during our 2016 Holiday Giving Program benefitting the residents of The Anchor House. The 2016 Program included purchasing wish list gifts and household items for five moms and their young children, stuffing stockings, and putting up holiday decorations indoors and outdoors at the residence. We really enjoyed spending time decorating with the moms and children, as well as shopping and wrapping the presents and delivering them on December 21, 2016.
The Anchor House in Phoenix, AZ, is a safe, supportive home for single moms and their children to receive hope and healing. They incorporate a unique approach where residents live as a community; moms, children and house parents share a home and live life alongside one another. Residents eat meals together, participate in chores, help each other in times of need, and celebrate achievements. Living at the Anchor House is like being part of a family. Every woman and child has social and spiritual support from the Anchor Community as an extended family to lean on and be encouraged by.
SPIRIT OF GIVING FOOD DRIVE
In the spirit of giving back to our local community, Dudley Ventures hosted a company-wide food drive for the month of December, benefiting St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, AZ. Employees brought in a great variety of non-perishable food items including: bottled water, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, soups, rice, pasta, and pasta sauce. We are proud to have donated over 800 pounds of food to provide meals to the hungry.St. Vincent de Paul has been serving the central and northern Arizona community since 1946 with programs that include: services for the homeless; medical and dental care for the working poor; charity dining rooms serving thousands each day; food boxes for hungry families; thrift stores; and housing shelter.
St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, and housing individuals and families in our community in need of help, as well as providing opportunities for local volunteers to serve their neighbors with love and compassion.
For more information about the of St. Vincent de Paul, please visit stvincentdepaul.net
Winter Wonderland Donation Drive & DV Volunteer Day
Dudley Ventures collected over 100 new toys, small household items and personal gifts for the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s 2014 Winter Wonderland Event. This annual community event included bounce houses, crafts, snacks, and a visit from Santa, as well as a holiday store where moms and dads are able to pick gifts out for their children at no expense. Children are able to participate as well and buy and wrap small gifts for their parents. DV employees were able to volunteer at this event, helping parents and children pick out gifts and manning the wrapping station!
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a local charity that serves as a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. Offering a hot meal, a warm shower, clean clothing and words of encouragement are often the start of a new life. They provide social services and programs to men and women for stability, recovery and independence.
For more information about the Phoenix Rescue
Mission, please visit phoenixrescuemission.org.