Charities of Choice

Affinity Kitchens is committed to giving back to the community. We work with the organizations listed below to provide aid to the less fortunate in our local, national and international communities.

7848 Charities

We've partnered with a group of small businesses in our area who realize the importance of giving back to the community. We're committed to helping those in need by raising funds and awareness for charity organizations that are helping children and families throughout the Valley of the Sun.

Affinity Kitchens hosts monthly BBQs at our Scottsdale showroom to benefit local charities. Follow 7848 Charities on Facebook or see our Events calendar to find out about upcoming BBQs and other charity events.

www.facebook.com/7848charities

Phoenix Suns Charities

Since 1968, the Phoenix Suns have been an important part of our community. The Phoenix Suns Charities foundation was incorporated in 1989 with the mission to benefit organizations that assist the needs of children in Arizona. Due to the generosity of fans and sponsors, and underwriting by the team, Phoenix Suns Charities has experienced steady growth and now distributes more than a million dollars annually to hundreds of local charities. Since its inception, Phoenix Suns Charities has donated more than ten million dollars to worthy Arizona organizations.

www.sunscharities.org

Opportunity International

Opportunity International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the working poor. They provide small loans that allow poor entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, develop a steady income, provide for their families and create jobs for their neighbors. Opportunity International also offers savings, microinsurance, business training and many more services to 1.1 million working poor in 28 developing nations.

www.opportunity.org

During the summer of 2008 we visited Cartagena, Columbia to see first-hand the work of Opportunity International. You can watch our short-format documentary "Opportunity: Colombia" below. Watch Parts 1 & 2 for the complete documentary or scroll down to see the condensed Short Edit version.

Part 1

Part 2

Short Edit

Visit the Affinity Kitchens YouTube Channel

Free Arts of Arizona

Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that brings the healing powers of the creative arts to abused, neglected and homeless children by partnering with over 100 group homes, treatment centers and shelters in Maricopa County. By recruiting creative volunteers to share their talents in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing and other artistic projects, Free Arts of Arizona helps children build self-esteem by unlocking their imaginations.

www.freeartsaz.org

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rescue Mission is a vibrant and growing Christian Mission serving needy and homeless men, women and families in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1952, the Mission today seeks to provide food, shelter, and other services to as many as possible of the estimated 10,000+ homeless people in need throughout the Valley of the Sun. The majority of Phoenix Rescue Mission's support comes from loving, caring individuals who join them in their mission to rescue lives...to save lives...to change lives...and to serve lives.

www.phoenixrescuemission.org

Global Family

Global Family is a sponsorship program supporting quality community-based education around the world. For almost 70 million children, going to school remains out of reach. Their days are filled with working for survival or with domestic chores. Students who achieve education gain confidence and skills which enable them to improve their lives and their communities.

globalfamily.mcc.org

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Special Olympics currently serves 2.5 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in over 180 countries.

www.specialolympics.org

Shop with a Cop

The Shop with a Cop event is organized each year by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA). The event pairs officers with 200 at-risk youths for breakfast and a shopping trip to purchase much needed clothes, coats, shoes and a special toy. The funding for this program is donated by Scottsdale and Phoenix area residents and businesses.

www.myPOSA.org