Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Choose Where Your Money Goes!

It is tax time, and we want to remind you that the McKenna Youth Foundation is an Other Qualifying Charity for Arizona Tax Credits.  Contribute to the McKenna Youth Foundation and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. Here is how it works:

If at tax time you owe the State of Arizona Money, you can choose where your money goes. The Arizona State Tax Credit program allows you to make a donation to the McKenna Youth Foundation (Qualifying Charity Organization) as well as other categories of Arizona tax credits (Military, Foster, Public and Private Schools) and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against Arizona state taxes owed.

 You may contribute up to the amount of your expected Arizona tax liability to each tax credit category, for the McKenna Youth Foundation, you may contribute up to $400.00 for a single filer and $800.00 for a joint filing. If you contribute more than your total state tax amount, the credits can be carried forward five years. You must make your tax credit donations by April 15, 2023, for them to apply to the 2022 year. You can find additional information on the Arizona Dept of Revenue state tax credit page.

The McKenna Youth Foundation has been able to provide food, clothing, books, toys, household items, and bicycles to more than 3500 families and over 11,300 children.  In addition to the annual holiday party, the McKenna Youth Foundation has assisted numerous children by providing food and housing scholarships, sending kids to summer programs and providing back to school clothing.  We would not be able to assist these valley families in need without the support of generous donors and we would be so grateful for your assistance! We hope you will choose to contribute to our very worthy cause!

Tax Documents are on Their Way! 1/18/2022

If You Made a Donation to the McKenna Youth Foundation in 2022 a Write Off for Tax Preparation is on its Way!  If You Fail to Receive Your Write Off, Please Contact Terri at 602.332.9601 

We are Grateful for Your SUPPORT, Thank You!

On December 3rd the McKenna Youth Foundation held the annual Holiday Party for the Children at Aunt Chilada’s. Our Volunteers really made a difference! Everyone arrived bright and early to unload the trucks, sort food, household items, prepare packages with new clothing and set up for the party.  We had just completed assembling the last bikes when the rain started. (First time in 25 years that it rained during the party) Our Wonderful Volunteers jump into action setting up umbrellas, moving all the tables inside, so our families would stay dry.  The families truly enjoyed themselves, I received multiple phone calls, notes and cards expressing their thanks.  We served lunch and holiday treats, held a raffle with over 150 items (55 inch smart TVS, laptops, tablets, gift cards, gift baskets and so much more). After the family had time to enjoy the festivities, each family had the opportunity to visit and take pictures with Santa and the Mrs. Now here is where the Volunteers really shine, ALL the bikes, gifts, clothing, food, household items and bikes had to be loaded into the family's vehicle. This is trying on the best days; but in the pouring, cold rain it is quite the CHORE! We were soaking wet, quite literally head to toe.  I can say it was worth it as long as we brought a little holiday magic  into these families lives. This day was not possible without our Donors and Volunteers. So, Thank You, Thank You!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for the Kids is just a few days away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Original Aunt Chiladas 7330 N Dreamy Draw Drive.  Volunteers, please arrive at 8:30am if you would like to assemble bikes, sort food and household items or help prepare for the party (if you have your own tools and folding table it makes bike building easier) Arrive by 10:30am if you want to help during the party. Do not miss the chance to share in the magic of the season.  We encourage the whole family to attend. If you have gently used clothing, shoes or household items please bring them, we have a designated area for the families to browse and help themselves. If you are unavailable to volunteer monetary donations are always excepted and very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a successful event!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The McKenna Youth Foundation Holiday Party for the Children is on December 3, 2022, at 8:30am

 Join us on the first Saturday of the December at the Original Aunt Chiladas to Make Some Holiday Magic!

We Need Volunteers! Bike Assembly, Sorting Food, Household Items and Clothing. Help With the Families, Serve Refreshments and Load Vehicles. Come For a Few Hours or All Day. The Party Starts a 11am and ends at 2pm. If you wish to Assemble Bicycles, Please Bring Tools and a Folding Table if You Have Them and Arrive at 8:30am

Looking Forward to Seeing Everyone! If You Have Questions Call Terri 602.332.9601

Volunteer of the Year!

 Thank You Nancy Wendorf for All You Do! 

The Make a Difference Raffle and Cocktail Party Benefiting the McKenna Youth Foundation was a Sucess!

 Much Gratitude to the Donors, the Supporters who attended and the Ticket Buyers! You Have Made a Difference in a Child's Life and we THANK YOU!