Saint Marys Foodbank CANStruction

CVL collaborated with Weitz Company and Swaback Partners to participate in Saint Marys Foodbank CANStruction. Together they built a 10’ tall structure out of cans. The structure was on display at the Phoenix Convention Center for 2 weeks. All cans used in the structure were donated to Saint Mary’s after the project. The structure was titled REN (Chinese letter for people), based off of a building design in China.

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St. Mary's CANstruction

Raising hope for college

CVL Consultants sponsored a hole at a golf tournament for the Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization. Because of this and other fundraising efforts, 18 students will receive full, four-year tuition scholarships to college.

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children in need meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family like homes, opportunities and education through college.

The tournament was held Oct. 8 at the Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.

CVL collects 500 stuffed animals for kids in need

Last week, CVL had our “Spring Stuffed Animal Pickup” at Shepherd of the Valley Preschool in greater Phoenix.  The toddlers there voluntarily collected nearly 500 stuffed animals for other children in need of comfort while at the Phoenix Police Department.

The Phoenix PD’s “Bears for the Brave” program is lead by the Crimes Against Children Unit. It receives donated stuffed animals and provides them to frightened, abused or neglected children at crime or accident scenes, or at police headquarters.

The kids at Shepherd of the Valley were adorable and so anxious to help others who “don’t have any stuffed animals.”  There was a lot of hugging, kissing and long goodbyes as the animals were handed off to Officer Potts.  The true highlight was when 10 kids carried out the biggest Scooby Doo I’ve ever seen!  It was a precious moment.

Officer Potts, Phoenix Police Department, handed out safety oriented coloring books, sticker badges and answered the kids’ questions. (Boy, were there a lot of questions!)

CVL continually collects stuffed animals and looks to partner with other organizations and schools that would like to help us support this program for the Phoenix PD. In the past 20 years, CVL has collected more than 20,000 stuffed animals for this effort. Phoenix police estimate that they hand out 300 per week, so more are always welcome and needed!  Thank you all for supporting “Bears for the Brave.”