Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays

As we wrap up the year, I want to tell you how much I appreciate all you do to support UMOM and our mission of helping families and single women out of homelessness. Day in and day out, you step up and donate your time, goods and funds to help people who need a fresh start. Because of you, we are able to provide programs and services to 15,000 people in need each year.

Thank you for all you do to help restore hope, rebuild lives and end homelessness in our community.

Happy holidays to you and yours!

With gratitude,

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Jackson Fonder

Chief Executive Officer

Bethany Crossing Open House

UMOM celebrated the opening of Bethany Crossing, our newest affordable housing community, with residents, local dignitaries and supporters at the property in Glendale last month.

Bethany Crossing houses 72 families, and each unit is equipped with a washer and dryer, kitchen with beautiful countertops and an open layout. Tenants can enjoy an outdoor playground, picnic facilities, a clubhouse and indoor workout room.

A big thanks goes out to UMOM partners, without whom the build would not be possible. They are: Arizona Department of Housing, Bank of Oklahoma, Biltmore Properties, City of Glendale, H & B Builders, Perlman Architects, Raymond James and Rocky Mountain CRC.

A round of thanks to all of you for supporting UMOM on GivingTuesday, November 30th. Because of your generous contributions, your dollars helped UMOM earn $25,000 in matching funds!

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes of UMOM

UMOM invites you to join CEO Jackson Fonder to learn more about what happens behind the scenes of our organization, highlighting the work of a specific department of UMOM each month. The 30 minute events are online, and you can participate from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

December’s Behind the Scenes will feature our special guest Sandra Searle, chief development officer, who will talk about philanthropy and how important it is to have a strong group of supporters who believe in UMOM’s vision of ending homelessness in our community.

The next Behind the Scenes is Thursday, December 9th at 12noon. 

Register to attend by clicking here.

Ways to Help UMOM this Holiday Season

Turn your holiday shopping into dollars for UMOM without spending anything extra!

At Target Stores, you can vote for UMOM New Day Centers beginning in January as part of the Target Circle community giving program by earning votes for every dollar you spend now.

Simply download the Target app and use it every time you buy in-store, online or for pickup or drive-up. Your purchases rack up that you can cast for UMOM to win grant funding to support our mission of ending homelessness. Target’s app is available at your online app store, or through target.com/circle.

And, this month and every month, a portion of your spending on Amazon goes directly to UMOM when you sign up for the Amazon Smile program.  Click this link to sign in and choose UMOM as your designated charity. Every dollar counts toward UMOM’s mission of restoring hope, rebuilding lives and ending homelessness.

The Unique Gift that Helps End Homelessness

Do you have someone on your gift list who is a challenge to buy for?

How about socks that are not only unique, but help end homelessness?

Voyce Threads’ UMOM socks are super cool, stylish and comfortable. The UMOM socks to end homelessness come in short for smaller feet and longer for bigger feet. You can feel good about your purchase – a portion of the proceeds goes directly to UMOM’s mission! Buy online here.

It’s Our Annual Holiday Stocking and Gift Card Drive!
Help us give joy this holiday season to families experiencing homelessness.

holiday stocking

We are still collecting stockings to provide holiday gifts to UMOM families and single women. You can donate stockings for children, men and women.  You can find out more details by signing up here. 

Help UMOM Keep Families Warm This Winter

The chilly temperatures may have arrived later than usual this year, but before long, it will start getting cold at night. 

UMOM is in need of donations of coats and jackets in all sizes for women, men and children so we can provide UMOM families with cold-weather outerwear. We also accept cash donations that will enable us to purchase coats for families in need.

Drop off coats and other outerwear at UMOM New Day Centers,  3333 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Looking to donate other items? Browse our wish lists here.