April 2017 Highlights

Web for Hope

Community non-profit organizations enrich the lives of our friends and neighbors. There are an abundance of wonderful non-profits benefiting the Valley and we are incredibly fortunate to spread their missions.

Recently founded is Web for Hope, named for its circle of staff and volunteers who provide hope and aid to deserving families.

Their mission is to make a lasting change for families in the community so they can achieve success and one day give back to the community that helped them.

“I noticed an unmet need,” said Holly Matson, founder of Web for Hope. “Existing nonprofits were focused on providing assistance versus being project driven. Over the years, I spearheaded project-oriented fundraising programs such as a guide dog for an 8-year-old with autism as well as a disability van to transport a 4-year-old in need. In each project, I loved seeing the end goal met.”

This summer, Web for Hope will kick off a new program within the organization called the Summer Experience Program. The intent of this program is to provide families with an opportunity to celebrate togetherness through fun activities. This program will provide a day of fun-filled activities to selected families that may include trips to a zoo, the movies, arcades, cooking classes, makeovers, crafts, skating, etc.

Web for Hope plans to meet with select families to distinguish an activity that will be fun and meaningful to them, specifically. These activities are generously sponsored by donations from local businesses who partner with the program.

“Our goal is to provide memories that will last a lifetime while leaving the stress and anxiety of their current situations,” Holly shared of the program.

Web for Hope is brand new to the non-profit community, having just received its 501(c)3 status in October 2016. It is currently only available to members of the north valley. Those who qualify and are in need of assistance may contact Holly Matson with information on their deserving situation to be selected for support.

Those who are not in need of assistance but wish to volunteer or donate to the organization may do so through various opportunities that allow for such generosity. Business owners wishing to donate services for a family-fun day during the Summer Experience Program may also apply with Holly regarding a donation.

Holly is grateful and excited to welcome the community to her new ideal of non-profit assistance.

“I look forward to seeing local families in need with huge smiles on their faces as they enjoy quality time together,” she shared.

With new faces, new stories and new friends, Web for Hope looks forward to changing lives within the community. To apply for assistance or to volunteer or donate, contact Holly at holly@webforhope.org.

Written by: Rebecca Zaner

Rebecca Zaner

Rebecca Zaner has written many stories throughout the valley and enjoys having the ability to share community news, journeys and achievements. Holding a Bachelor of Music, Rebecca’s favorite place to be is the stage. Having been a singer all her life, Rebecca is now in pursuit of a professional performing career, singing opera and musical theatre (rebeccazaner.com). Also an avid photographer, Rebecca owns a photography business, Rebecca Kaye Photography (rebeccakayephoto.wix.com/rebeccakaye). She enjoys the natural beauty of Arizona and can be found spending her free time exploring and traveling with her family.

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