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Charity of the Month: Thunderbirds Charities!

ThunderbirdsSpring event season is upon us, and our most successful event of 2016 has been the Waste Management Phoenix Open benefiting Thunderbirds Charities. We will continue our efforts in raising money for Thunderbirds, as they have been chosen to be our Charity of the Month. Throughout the month of March, 10% of in-house sales will directly benefit Thunderbirds Charities.

Recently awarded ‘Most Outstanding Foundation’, Thunderbirds Charities aim to assist children and families in need through the funds raised throughout the Phoenix Open. They have raised a total of $86 million dollars of countless for Arizona Charities.

“Thunderbirds Charities was established in 1986 as the charitable arm of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

You can learn more about Thunderbirds Charities via their website!

You can help us continue to raise money for Thunderbirds Charities by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm!

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Charity of the Month: Opportunity4Kids!

o4kWe are so proud to announce that in 2015 Charity Benefits Unlimited raised $465,000! It has been such an honor to benefit our amazing partners and our customers throughout the years, and we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store! We are kicking off the New Year with a new Charity of the Month. For the month of January, 10% of in-house sales will benefit Opportunity4Kids!

Based in Arizona, Opportunity4Kids is an organization dedicated to promoting sports, intramurals, and healthy lifestyles to children who otherwise wouldn’t have such opportunities.

“We are organized to change the lives of children; to foster sporting and extracurricular participation; to promote healthy and active lifestyles; to further mental and social development; and allow equal opportunities for all children”

You can learn more about Opportunity4Kids via their website, as well as following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook!

You can also help us continue to raise money for Opportunity4Kids by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm!

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Charity of the Month: Power Paws!

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For the month of December 10% of our in-house sales will directly benefit our Charity of the Month, Power Paws!

Founded in Scottsdale, Arizona by Shoshanna Abels, Power Paws is motivated to make life for children/adults with disabilities easier via highly skilled assistance dogs. They have been extremely successful since launch, and now have certified 100 teams and have 40 plus dogs in training.

“According to the 2000 US Census, over 25 million Americans are unable to walk 1/4 of a mile or even climb 10 stairs without some kind of assistance. At Power Paws, we believe that it is the right of every person to pursue the quality of life they want, and by providing skilled service dogs we can give back to our communities and their citizens. Power Paws, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to empowering adults and children with disabilities for greater independence. We are able to do this through specialized programs.”

You can learn more about Power Paws via their website, as well as like them on Facebook!

You can also help us continue to raise money for Power Paws by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm!

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Charity of the Month: Elevate Phoenix

Elevate PhoenixAnnouncing our November Charity of the Month: Elevate Phoenix! 10% of our in-house sales for this month will directly benefit this amazing organization. Elevate Phoenix offers a life changing program for Arizona youth through education. In fact, in the greater Phoenix area they have a 98% graduation, and 90% post-secondary rates!

“The Elevate Phoenix curriculum is designed to teach character, life skills, and leadership to urban students.  The heart of our success is the work of our team of full-time, primarily ethnic staff who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher Mentors are available to students 24/7. These one-on-one connections make in-school learning more effective.  As a part of this relational approach, Elevate Phoenix standardizes its learning objectives and equips staff to meet the varied learning needs of their student.” – Elevate Phoenix Website

You can learn more about this amazing organization on their Website, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook!

You can also help us continue to raise money for Elevate Phoenix by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm!

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Charity of the Month: Arabian Horse Association of Arizona

 

AHAAWe here at Charity Benefits Unlimited have been raising money for our October Charity of the Month – Arabian Horse Association of Arizona! 10% of our in-store sales will go directly to their cause.

“The Arabian Horse Association of America is a non-profit organization that is comprised of Arabian horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts from around the world. We are dedicated to the promotion and breeding of Arabian horses on an international basis through breeding programs, competitions.”

You can find them on Twitter @ArabianHorsesAZ, and like them on Facebook!

You can also help us continue to raise money for AHAA by visiting our first class showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm!

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Benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank!

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This week we had the privilege of presenting one of our Auctions in Action partners with a tremendous check. We teamed up once again with Embassy Suites Biltmore to raise money for St. Mary’s Food Bank. For the duration of the AiA, we were able to raise $3,957.74!

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St. Mary’s Food Bank was the world’s first food bank, and is now one the largest food banks in the nation. Due to Arizona’s hunger rate being higher than the national average words can’t even begin to describe the impact they have had here in the valley. You can find more information about them on their website, www.firstfoodbank.org, on twitter @StMarysFoodBank, and on Facebook.

Event season is in full swing here at CBU, and our Auctions in Action program is in full force! If you have questions or inquiries about our AiA program, you can reference our previous blog or contact us via phone at (480) 483-0525 and e-mail at info@cbuauctions.com!

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Charity of the Month: St. Jude!

St.Jude.520x200This month is being nationally observed as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so it is only fitting that for the month of September we here at Charity Benefits Unlimited select St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as our Charity of the Month. For the next month, 10% of all in-store sales will directly benefit St. Jude!

“We’ve (St. Jude) spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today”

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You can find them on twitter @StJude and on Facebook at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Help us fund raise Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, ArizonaMonday-Friday, 9am-5pm to help raise money for the amazing hospital. Again, 10% of all in-store sales directly benefit St. Jude.

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MVP Spotlight: Larry Pearson

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This week we take a look at our second-quarter MVP Larry Pearson, which was voted upon by his peers here at Charity Benefits Unlimited. Larry is our Shipping Logistisist, an ex-Marine and a favorite around the office. One of our employees summarizes how we all feel about Larry in this quote: “Along with his daily tasks of shipping and maintaining deliveries, he throws himself at miscellaneous tasks around the office. His work ethic is second to none, and is an unsung hero within CBU.”

Here is a quick Q&A we did with the MVP:

When did you starting working for CBU?

I started in 2011

What has been your favorite organization to work with while your time here at CBU?

That would be the Thunderbird / Waste Management / Phoenix Open

Favorite movie?

Unforgiven (Released in 1992, starring Clint Eastwood).

Favorite team?

The Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks

What has been your favorite moment while working for CBU?

When Luis Gonzalez came in to visit! He makes you feel like an old friend that he hasn’t seen in a long time!

If you were stuck on an island what are the top three things would you bring?

Water, Food, and my wife Francine

If a movie were to be made about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Tom Hanks

Favorite quote?

“There’s no crying in baseball!” – Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

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Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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This week we had the honor to present one of our Auctions in Action partners, Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore with a check. Together we helped raise $4,108.52 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital!

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s logo

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided multiple remedies for children since its inception in 1983. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the United States. We are honored to be able to help such an amazing organization like this. You can find the Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Twitter @PhxChildrens, and on Facebook.

All of this wouldn’t be possible without our Auctions in Action program. By partnering with great locations like Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore, we are able to reach out and help amazing organizations daily. If you have questions about our AiA program, you can reference a previous blog or contact us via phone at (480) 483-0525 and e-mail at info@cbuauctions.com

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Charity of the Month: Arizona Humane Society!

AHS_LOGO_TM_-_STACKEDThrough the years, Charity Benefits Unlimited has raised over 3 million dollars for thousands of organizations, locally and nationally. We pride ourselves on raising money for charities through our Event Silent Auctions and Auctions in Auction. We also offer in-store sales, where 10% of all sales will directly benefit our Charity of the Month.

For the month of August, the Charity of the Month will be the Arizona Humane Society.

“The Arizona Humane Society was built on a foundation of compassion and kindness toward animals. As AHS evolves, it is focused on inspiring compassion in others through its appreciation of humanity and its reflection in animals… AHS makes every effort to model its own behavior on the accepting, gentle spirit of animals with the hope of compelling the community to act on their behalf”.

We couldn’t be any more thrilled to raise money for this extraordinary foundation!

You can find the Arizona Humane Society on Twitter at @AZHumane, and like them on Facebook!

Help us raise money for a great cause by visiting our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. As previously stated, 10% of all in-store sales directly benefit the Arizona Humane Society.

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