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Scottsdale Charros give $35K to help Arizona Helping Hands efforts

Above are Dennis Robbins, Andrew Beardsley, and Brian Wilder — all of which are members of the Scottsdale Charros — pictured with Arizona Helping Hands CEO Maureen Noe, volunteers Alison McGee and Cherly Leight, Chairman of the Board Jay Spector, and Director of Development Bethany Eggleston. (File Photos/

Scottsdale Charros continue on path of community stewardship

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Last year alone, Arizona Helping Hands helped more than 4,000 children who find themselves in foster care with providing thousands of beds and footlockers to kids who don’t have much else.

Arizona Helping Hands provided 2,051 beds and cribs, 504 footlockers, and 2,652 birthday packages in calendar year 2021, outreach officials there say.

The Scottsdale Charros earlier this summer provided Arizona Helping Hands — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — with a $35,400 grant to help fuel efforts for Arizona foster children in need.

Scottsdale Charros Executive Director Dennis Robbins
says the philanthropic group loves nothing more than helping the youth of the community succeed however they can.

“We value supporting an organization having such a direct impact on children’s daily lives,” he said at the check presentation this past July.

Formed in 1961, the Scottsdale Charros are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of business and civic leaders committed to supporting education, youth sports and other charitable causes in addition to promoting Scottsdale as the “The West’s Most Western Town.”

The Charro Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Scottsdale Schools and the community in a variety of ways, including promoting education through scholarships and other educational programming, as well as youth activities, sports and cultural enrichment in our community.

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