Employees of the Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk supported the Black and Brown Toy Drive by collecting unwrapped toys for minority children. They collected dolls, action figures, books, and building kits that feature characters and stories of color. Started several years ago by Jaburg Wilk partner, Alejandro Perez, and some of his friends, these toys are distributed to marginalized children through community outreach, Title I schools, and hospitals.
“It is important for children to see themselves reflected in their toys” said Perez. “Providing a child with a toy that reflects who they are helps build self-esteem and allows the child to know he or she is valid. With the COVID pandemic it has been harder to collect and distribute the toys this year. Nevertheless, we are overwhelmed with the support and excitement we received from the community and Jaburg Wilk.”
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
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- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
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- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
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