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There are more women with breast cancer in need than Provision Project is able to help. The longer wee’re around, the more applications we receive. Every personal and business donation allows us to help increasing numbers of women.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools’ sponsorship of October Matching Mondays with donation of $5,000 allowed Provision Project to DOUBLE the funds we have available for women in need. We are so grateful.
Having committed business partners in the communities we serve is a huge blessing to those of us who serve at Provision Project. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is an amazing, family-focused business that is dedicated to reducing childhood drownings by teaching children to swim through a safe and quality swim program. Their franchises can be found all across North America, Middle East, and Europe, with locations in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America to come.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the country is turning pink! But EVERY month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Provision Project, where we provide financial relief for women in active treatment for breast cancer. Often that financial help is in the form of utility payments to keep the lights on, rent/mortgage payments to keep a roof over a family’s head, and medical co-pays so the woman can get life-saving treatment in a timely manner.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has teamed up with Provision Project, a local Arizona-based non-profit organization to sponsor “Matching Mondays” in October. Every Monday in October, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools will provide a 100% match for all donations to Provision Project up to $1,000. Donors will be glad to know that 93 cents of every dollar donated in 2017 has gone directly to Provision Project applicants.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools wants to provide a catalytic effect on families in their communities through their support of Provision Project. They know a breast cancer diagnosis can quickly create a financial crisis in a family. Aqua-Tots’ Co-Owner and Founder Ron Sciarro says, “We provide 75,000 swim lessons in our communities every week. The community is taking care of us, and we want to take care of the community.”
Please help Provision Project and DOUBLE your donation by going to www.provisionproject.org on Mondays in October!
ABOUT PROVISION PROJECT
Provision Project wants to help women who face difficult financial decisions as they are actively being treated for breast cancer. We are here to bridge the gap when we can. We are here to give help. We hope you’ll join us. Provision Project is an Arizona-based 503(c)(3) non-profit organization.
ABOUT AQUA-TOTS SWIM SCHOOLS
Since 1991, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools have been committed to the highest quality instruction in the absolute best swim environment. Aqua-Tots is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has multiple locations in the United States and around the world to serve families. Learn more at www.aqua-tots.com.
Provision Project will be joining Arizona Gives Day, along with hundreds of other nonprofits from all over the state on Tuesday, April 4, to raise much-needed funds. Through azgives.org, donors will be able to support their favorite nonprofit(s) for exactly 24 hours of virtual giving to strive for additional cash incentive prizes. Sponsored by FirstBank, this 5th annual day of fundraising is a community-led effort to invest in our state. Arizona Gives Day has raised $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013.
Provision Project is an Arizona-based non-profit organization that serves women with breast cancer across the country. Founder Jan James says, “We’re very grateful that Arizona has a focused day of giving that will allow all non-profits like Provision Project attract new donors and highlight their mission to the public.”
Breast cancer affects families in devastating ways. Most people think of the physical side effects that women endure when going through treatment. But the financial side effects of breast cancer can be catastrophic to many families. An unexpected, life-threatening illness can make paying the most basic of bills impossible. Provision Project is there to help with emergency provisions, standing in the gap when women have nowhere else to turn.
From now until 11:59 p.m. on April 4, supporters of Provision Project can go to azgives.org and select Provision Project to make a direct contribution. These donations are crucial to helping fund our efforts throughout the year.
About Provision Project
The mission of Provision Project is to provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer. The breast cancer battle is real. The news of diagnosis is hard to receive. Treatment is scary. And for some women, life has become nearly impossible. Marriages have ended. Jobs have been lost, or they’re too sick to work. Now, in addition to fighting for their lives, they are battling to keep up with the most basic of bills: food, rent, utilities, gas, medical co-pays. It’s heartbreaking.
That’s why Provision Project was created. Provision Project makes a way for women in active breast cancer treatment to receive tangible help quickly. We hope you’ll join us.
You’re in Phoenix at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. You’re looking out onto the beautiful Adobe course. Wait. WAIT. What is happening? What is THAT in the distance? Are there CARS sitting on the course? LOTS of CARS?
YES! Please save Saturday, September 30, for “Tee Off for Pink,” Provision Project’s golf tournament/fundraiser. This tournament date is the Saturday before the Biltmore will overseed the Adobe Course for winter grass. All 18 tee boxes will be moved in order to make the yardages between 145 and 191 yards, making each hole “hole-in-one possible.” A brand-new car from 18 Valley dealerships will be sitting on each of those tee boxes, allowing players 18 opportunities to shoot a hole-in-one to win a new car!
This unique tournament format is sure to make for a memorable and fun day of golf. We hope to see you there!
#GivingUtilities on #GivingTuesday – November 29, 2016
Shanna is a dedicated single mom to two beautiful kids, Resean and Reana. She loves helping people through her job as a healthcare worker. She’s proud of being able to have a job that provides for her children and helps people with their medical needs.
A few months ago, Shanna got the news that changed her world forever. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. At 40 years old and being the head of a single-income household, Shanna moved from helping others to needing help herself. “I’m normally the one that everyone calls when they need help. This is a very different position to be in, having to ask for help,” Shanna said.
With a growing mountain of medical bills, Shanna got the notice that her electricity would be turned off the next day. She had fallen behind in her payments, and she didn’t know where to turn for help.
That very day, a representative from Provision Project’s supporter, Valley Sleep Center, came to her office to deliver a plastic pink cup that included a flyer about Provision Project from VSC’s owner and breast cancer survivor, Lauri Leadley. Just as Shanna was worrying about how to pay her utility bill, a solution appeared! After confirming that Shanna was a qualified candidate, Provision Project paid her past due bill and kept the lights on.
This #GivingTuesday, help women like Shanna keep the lights on for their families through #GivingUtilities. Provision Project pays more utility bills than anything else, averaging $156. Thank you for your help!
More About Shanna’s Family
When Provision Project spoke with Shanna, she was overflowing with praise for children. Her 17-year-old son, Resean, is an avid football player, a good student, and holds down a weekend job. Her 12-year-old daughter, Reana, is a straight-A student who has been a tremendous help since Shanna’s breast cancer diagnosis. Reana begged Shanna to stay overnight with her during her hospital stay, logs the output of Shanna’s drains, and faithfully keeps the ice water pitcher filled. While Reana’s “plans” are to become a lawyer, we wonder if she’s not going to move into the healthcare field.
The Tee Off for Pink Golf Tournament will be hosted by Provision Project, an Arizona-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer. Find out more at www.provisionproject.org.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, Adobe Course, 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
This tournament date is the Saturday before the Biltmore will overseed the Adobe Course for winter grass. All 18 tee boxes will be moved in order to make the yardages between 145 and 191 yards, making each hole “hole-in-one possible.” A brand new car from 18 Valley dealerships will be sitting on each of those tee boxes, allowing players 18 opportunities to shoot a hole-in-one to win a new car!
Jan James, Tournament Director and Provision Project Founder
EVERY month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Provision Project. EVERY month we receive applications from women who need help paying their bills while fighting breast cancer. Funding is needed EVERY month to help. We need your help!
Five dollars. Most of us spend five dollars without blinking. At the coffee shop. At a convenience store. At a fast food restaurant. At the drug store. Five dollars. It’s not a lot, right?
So can we ask you to donate at least $5 a month for the next year? If you do …. and if others do …. we will be able to help more women at higher levels of assistance. Many small donations can have BIG IMPACT!
Our goal is to get 500 new donors who will give a minimum of $5 per month for a year this October. Please help us reach this goal so more women can be helped in the upcoming year!