It’s the Season of Sharing in Scottsdale–can you help?


Recently, during a tour of the Paiute Neighborhood Center, I learned that over 15,000 Scottsdale residents are below the poverty level.

For all of its reputation for luxury living, between 5 and 10% of Scottsdale residents are in dire need. And the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, remind us all to be grateful for what we have and to share if we choose.

There are many ways you can help.

For instance, I saw a tweet this morning that Vista del Camino is still 100 turkeys short for Thanksgiving.  I was in Albertson’s last night and saw that they have frozen turkeys for 59 cents a pound.  So, for about $10-12, you could really make life a little more special for a family in need. And, for a bit more you could fill a Thanksgiving food box with:

  • $25 dollar grocery card (to purchase turkey or ham)
  • stuffing mix
  • sweet potatoes
  • potatoes (fresh or instant)
  • canned gravy
  • vegetables (2 cans of corn or string beans)
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned fruit (such as fruit cocktail)
  • Jell-O
  • desert (or 1 large can of pumpkin and 1 can of evaporated milk)STUFFING
  • mile
  • chicken broth
  • pickles or olives
  • rolls

If you’d rather write a check, make it payable to:

Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH), which is a local non-profit organization 501(C)3. CCCH has partnered with Vista del Camino for over 35 years to make the services they provide possible. Mail or drop your check off at Vista del Camino, which is located at 7700 E. Roosevelt, Scottsdale 85257 (between Scottsdale and Hayden Roads).

For more up-to-date information, please call Vista del Camino at (480) 312-Give (4483) or e-mail them at

Additional information and resources for Scottsdale residents in need and volunteers wanting to help:

Past articles on volunteering in Scottsdale:

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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