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The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit makes giving to AASK painless

Phoenix, AZ, December 12, 2017 – The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit reduces your state income tax obligation one dollar for every dollar you give to Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) or other qualifying Arizona foster care organizations.

AASK Sibling Connection program strengthens family bonds

Phoenix, AZ, December 05, 2017 – Once a month, children in foster care have the chance to reconnect with their siblings through the AASK Sibling Connection program.

Website for foster families gets new look, new content

Phoenix, AZ, November 16, 2017 – An online guide for Arizona‟s foster families now has a new look and new content.

You can help children in foster care get ready for school

Phoenix, AZ, July 20, 2017 – Monsoon season just started, but the start of school will be here before you know it and AASK is already working to make sure the school year starts strong for children in foster care.

Thunderbirds Charities grant supports kinship foster families

Phoenix, AZ, June 30, 2017 – Thunderbird Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, recently awarded $25,000 to Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) to provide immediate support for families who open their homes to a child in foster care.

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Season for Sharing: Helping families that want to foster, adopt children in need

Across Arizona, non-profit agencies are helping to place foster children in safe and loving homes. The Season for Sharing campaign through The Arizona Republic and helped make this possible for hundreds of children around the Valley and state this past year.

Now is the perfect time to help foster kids and get a tax benefit, too

The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit reduces your state income tax obligation $1 for every dollar you give to Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) or other qualifying Arizona foster care organizations. That means when you give AASK $100 now, you will get that $100 back in the form of a lower state income tax bill. The tax credit limits are $500 for individuals and $1,000 for a couple filing a joint return.

5th annual drive collects 6,000 backpacks for foster kids

A record-breaking event benefitting the community’s foster children took place in mid-July. Arizona Friends of Foster Children’s 5th Annual Backpack Drive scored big, collecting 6,000 backpacks stuffed with a variety of school supplies for the most vulnerable children. This generous display of community unites four nonprofits, local businesses and Phoenix residents to ensure foster children are outfitted with everything they need for the new school year.

Meet Jorge: Workingn on smooth dance moves

King of Pop Michael Jackson lives on in the practiced dance moves of 10-year-old Jorge.

Jackson, who died just before Jorge turned three, remains an idol for Jorge.

Scottsdale ad agency lifts spirits of children in foster care

During the agency’s first-ever company-wide Philanthropy Day, Fingerpaint employees came together to decorate and fill duffel bags, called “Sweet Cases,” to help lift the spirits of children in the foster care system, who often have nothing but a trash bag to carry their belongings, according to a press release.

Meet Betty: Cut from a special cloth

Betty has a flair for fashion that goes well beyond trying on clothes at the mall.

“I want to be a fashion designer, but I also want to be a model,” says the quick-to-laugh seventh-grader. “I would prefer to do fashion designing, but I can do both.”

Meet D'Angelo: A happy boy with a song in his heart

Four-year-old D’Angelo shows us there is magic in music.

Whether they are classic rock, pop or Christian, tunes turn up the wattage of D’Angelo’s smile.

My Turn: The lifeboats for Arizona's abused, neglected kids

CEO of AASK, Ron Adelson's, op-ed piece about kinship foster care in the Arizona Republic

Media Contact: Russ Funk