The Festival of Lights, has chosen Y OPAS, the KIWANIS and ONE SMALL STEP as charity partners to support for 2019. Since 2000 FOL has partnered with local charities that assist us with our events, and are selected by a process held in January that is based on both the charity’s purpose and their contribution to the community.
Y OPAS – (Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors), a program of the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, is a community effort offering free support services for the seniors of Ahwatukee and their caregivers. Services are provided by community volunteers, with the goal of assisting seniors in maintaining independent living in their homes.
KIWANIS – helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
ONE SMALL STEP (dba CLOTHES CABIN) – helps children, families, and individuals living in poverty to attain a more productive life by providing quality clothes, shoes, and other services. Our vision is that no person or family within our service area lacks the clothing they need to secure employment, maintain a healthy and hygienic life, and be socially accepted.