Child Crisis Brunch for Love

Annual event allows guests to watch at their convenience

Child Crisis Arizona’s annual board fundraising lunch became a virtual brunch for 2020, allowing guests to view the event from the comfort of their own home.

During the Oct. 15 morning event, families shared stories of resilience through foster care and adoption, the pandemic and a difficult childhood. Each highlighted the importance of the work being done at Child Crisis Arizona to create safe kids and strong families.

Torrie Taj, CEO of Child Crisis Arizona, shared that the agency has made significant changes during the pandemic, finding new ways to reach out to the vulnerable families who depend on Child Crisis Arizona’s services and programs. The agency has moved parenting classes, counseling appointments and foster care meet and greets online; delivered school supplies and meals to low-income families; and added a Thankful Thursday meal distribution for families in its Early Education and Foster Care and Adoption programs.

“2020 has changed all of us, our community and even our organization,” Taj said. “Like all of you, we embraced what needed to come next and adapted both our in-person programming and virtual services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.”

This annual event provides an opportunity for Child Crisis Arizona’s board members and major donors to invite friends and colleagues to learn more about the agency’s mission and vision. Moving the event to a digital space allows the message to be shared even further. The event runs approximately 25 minutes and can be viewed HERE.

Brunch for Love was sponsored by The Bidstrup Foundation, General Dynamics, David Lueth, Ford Motor Company, United Healthcare, Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law, UMB Bank, We-Ko-Pah Casino Resort, Paycom, Dominos, Wilde Wealth Management, The Phillips Family, Concord General Contracting, Mary and Robbie Michel, Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate and Toyota Financial Services.

PHOTOS COURTESY CHILD CRISIS ARIZONA

Torrie A, Taj, CEO Child Crisis Arizona, shared a message about resilience, perseverance and adaptability

Jacque Royalty shared her personal struggle raising three great-grandchildren during a pandemic and the support she receives from Child Crisis Arizona

Larry Wilk with Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law and board chair for Child Crisis Arizona, opened the program

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