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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.

AASK in the News

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