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AZCEND opens nominations for Tracey Washington Spirit Award

AZCEND is thrilled to present the Tracey Washington Spirit Award as part of our 8th Annual Spirit of AZCEND Gala festivities. Tracey served as the Food Bank Manager at AZCEND for 14 years making a difference in our community. Tracey respected people, understood people and was committed to serving people. The significant impact he made…

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AZCEND earns four-star rating from Charity Navigator

AZCEND is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates AZCEND as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized…

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Without a Home: Roots of metro Phoenix homelessness problem runs deep

By Taylor Tasler KTAR.com PHOENIX – The issue of homelessness in metro Phoenix has been a fixture in local and national headlines recently, but the complex problem has been growing for some time. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County increased by over 70% between 2017 and 2023, according to the point-in-time (PIT) census conducted…

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