Last year, we were fortunate enough to have donated more than $40,000 to each of the selected charities. Each year, our team selects youth-based charities that are located in Phoenix, Arizona. This year, we’re excited to support Ear Candy Charity, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and UMOM.
Ear Candy Charity is based in Phoenix, AZ and our mission is to provide Youth Access to Music Education. Arizona is currently 49th out of 50 states in per person education funding and over half of the schools in the state do not have a budget for arts and music programming. Ear Candy fulfills its mission through Instrument Drives®, BackStage Class® field trips and Community Partnerships and have helped over 30,000 youth since 2008. The organization’s goal is to Equip youth with the instruments they need to participate in a music program, Enlighten youth by sharing the vast benefits of a life rich in music. Empower youth to develop into culturally enlightened members of society.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Reportís Best Childrenís Hospitals, is Arizonaís only licensed childrenís hospital, providing world-class care in more than 45 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Childrenís is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwestís rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 365 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospitalís expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site.