Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Helping Hands was formed in 1998 by Paul (deceased) and Kathy Donaldson under a simple premise – “Do One Good Deed a Day and Don’t Take Credit for it”. This was a pledge that Kathy made to her dying sister Patty Neroni . Kathy and Paul formed AHH to be the “blind” for their good deeds which have been innumerable over our many years of service to Arizonans – One Child, One Dream, One Family at a time!

In 2013, members of the Board reached out to Kris & Joe Jacober.  The Jacobers have been friends of AHH for years, are foster parents and are involved in every aspect of the foster care community.  Kris founded Arizona Friends of Foster and Adoptive Parents and is the Executive Director of Arizona Friends of Foster Children.  Joe runs the Recycle your Bicycle Program for boys and girls in foster care.  The question was – “What can Arizona Helping Hands do to help kids in foster care?”  The response – “There is NO agency in the State of Arizona that supplies families who have children literally dropped on their doorstep with beds.  If you guys could supply a few beds, or cribs, that would be a HUGE assistance to the foster care community.”

We took up this mission and have supplied thousands of beds and cribs to lend our helping hand to boys and girls in foster care.  We’re so happy and honored to have given these children a safe and comfortable place to sleep at night!


What is offered to foster families and how you can help:

Back to School   

Basic Needs   

Birthday Dreams  

Dream Kits   

Licensing Safety Products   

Toy Drive

Listen to the wonderful stories directly from the families who are helped by Arizona Helping Hands every day.

When family members step in to help, they do need assistance with the expenses that come with over night changes.

Victoria has fostered 39 children! Listen to the touching story how she opens her home to provide a safe space for children entering foster care.