Abril is a Parent Educator with Family SPOT in the Southeast Region. She teaches parenting classes and oversees programs that equip families with resources so children are school ready. "I believe that by teaching new skills to families about early childhood development, I am making a difference in the lives of parents and children," Abril notes.
There are many older adults who do not have air conditioning or even a fan to cool them in these hot Arizona months. Thanks to Beautiful Savior, Tucson; Dove of Peace, Tucson; Resurrection, Oro Valley; Tanque Verde, Tucson and other generous donors more than 600 fans will provide some cooling breezes in these homes.
As I start my first days here at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, I want to reach out and tell you just how excited I am to be joining this important work, reaching those that are vulnerable and in need. It is truly an honor to come beside the volunteers and staff members who make a difference each day for people in our communities.
The Board of Directors will host a Commissioning for me on Sunday, April 12 at 3:30 pm at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044 with a reception to follow. For information or to RSVP by Thursday, April 2, call our office at 480-396-3795 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminaria, a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, collaborates with the Pima Council on Aging to deliver nutritious meals to homebound individuals over the age of 60 who are residents of Pima County.
Family SPOT hopes to give away new and gently used books for children 0-5.
This February, we hope you'll think bigger and consider sending a "love letter" to our Arizona community through a donation to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.
In your will, you may choose to leave a sum of money, property, stocks, or a percentage of your estate to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.
Family SPOT, a division of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, operates Family Resource Centers, in collaboration with First Things First, to partner with families raising children birth to 5 years old.
Consider giving a gift to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest to help us help those in need in our community.