Thursday, August 27, 2009

PJs and Eggs A Great Success

Hickman's Eggs recently celebrated its 65 year anniversary by asking breakfast restaurants in the Valley to open for "Breakfast for Dinner" on one special night to benefit Arizona's Children Association foster care program. Customers having "breakfast for dinner" were asked to bring a pair of pajamas to the restaurant to be donated to the AzCA foster care program. In return, they received a free dozen Hickman's eggs and a ticket for a drawing for a "PJ's and Eggs" breakfast party for 65 friends. More than 1,100 pairs of pajamas were donated and more than $2,700 dollars were raised in the event. Thanks to Hickman Family Farms and the PJ's and Eggs participating restaurants: Over Easy, First Watch, Bacon, Scramble, Stax/Breakfast Club, Matt's Big Breakfast, Kiss the Cook, TC Eggington's, and US Egg.
To see more photos from the PJ's and Eggs event, click here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Good Things Come in Hundreds of Small Packages

The first day of school was a little more exciting for hundreds of children who received new backpacks full of school supplies from the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary. On Thursday of this week, volunteers from the Rotary Club delivered 400 back to school backpacks loaded with school supplies to the Arizona's Children Association Surprise office, filling the biggest room in the office. Last year the office received a total of two backpack donations. Upon hearing the plight of this office which serves approximately 800 children who would otherwise go without school supplies for the first day of school, the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club came to the rescue with member donations of 300 backpacks and help from WalMart with another 100 backpacks. This is a mighty effort from a 60 member Rotary Club, that demonstrates that EVERYONE can make a difference in our community, especially in times of great financial need.

To work with Arizona's Children Association to conduct a drive for your organization or workplace, contact Leah Stegman at or call 800.944.7611, ext. 111.