Pioneer Title Agency Affects Change across Maricopa County through 2015 Community Giving Efforts

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th anniversary in 2015, Pioneer Title set a lofty goal as part of its celebration – to raise at least $30,000 for the Arizona National Scenic Trail (also celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015) while lacing up their shoes and actually hiking, biking, walking and running the more than 800 miles of the historic trail as a collective team. So did they succeed? The answer is MORE THAN yes! In fact, not only did the team recently complete the trail, but they raised an eye popping $45,000 for the Arizona Trail Association, well above their goal. But that’s not all. In addition to the work that the entire team – including Pioneer’s more than a dozen offices across Maricopa County in Phoenix, West Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa and Goodyear – did to make the anniversary “Take a Hike” initiative a success, our local branches also rolled up their sleeves with fundraising projects on their own and by making investments and donations throughout each of their communities. In total, Pioneer Title Agency volunteered several hundred hours and donated more than $220,000 to causes across Arizona! A sampling of some of the amazing groups we were able to support in Maricopa County, and information on how you might want to get involved:

  • Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona: Habitat for Humanity began serving Central Arizona in 1985 by bringing people together to build homes, community and hope. This Habitat for Humanity affiliate is an independently 501(c)(3) organization that works with low income families, volunteers and sponsors to build, renovate and repair homes. They have built or renovated more than 1,000 homes in Maricopa and Pinal counties since their inception. For more information, visit http://habitatcaz.org/
  • American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. They are finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, visithttp://cancer.org
  • Arizona Special Olympics: Arizona Special Olympics sports provide a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy for people with intellectual disabilities. They provide outlets for individuals with intellectual disabilities to partner with individuals without intellectual disabilities, to participate in sports training and competitions. These individuals are also learning life skills through their athletic participation. For more information, visit http://www.specialolympicsarizona.org/
  • Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni of Glendale: The members of CPAAG carry out numerous projects in support of the Glendale Police Department, providing either financial contributions or physical manpower. Some of the projects are done by CPAAG itself, and often partner with other community groups or units within the Department to reach a common goal. They also undertake various fund-raising projects and solicit corporate grants and sponsorships that allows them to respond to requests for financial assistance. For more information, visit http://www.cpaag.org/
  • Arizona Association of Student Councils: The Arizona Association of Student Councils was founded in 1934 by a group of educators who wanted to create an organization for student leaders that would encourage them to practice the democratic process, citizenship and service while fostering idea exchange and problem solving in the state’s schools. Today, more than seven decades later, AASC serves thousands of students and advisors from member schools all across the Grand Canyon State. For more information, visit http://www.azstuco.org/
  • Arizona Community Foundation: The Arizona Community Foundation stewards the gifts placed in their care with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships every year. Funding is awarded year-round to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions for a variety of uses, including general operating support, programmatic support and capacity building. For more information, visit https://www.azfoundation.org