The Giving Tree
Verrado’s Nature of Giving
The spirit of giving in Verrado is an important part of our community. Residents and community partners work together to bring this vision of giving and commitment to philanthropy to life.
The Verrado Assembly’s Giving Tree program—designed to support Verrado’s nature of giving—began with a handful of likeminded residents committed to philanthropic initiatives. The Giving Tree, a majestic Southern Live Oak planted on our community’s Grand Lawn, symbolizes our community’s philanthropic spirit.
The first charity event associated with The Giving Tree was the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Buckeye in 2007 which brought the greater Verrado community together in the fight against cancer. In subsequent years, several fundraisers joined the effort.
Today, Verrado’s caring spirit continues to grow through The Giving Tree program. The program facilitates accessible volunteer and philanthropic opportunities to all residents through our diverse nonprofit partners.
The Joy of Giving annual donation drive provides approximately 5,000 families in Buckeye with a Christmas when they would not otherwise have had one.
The Giving Tree nonprofit partners:
- All Faith Community Services
- City of Buckeye Police Department
- Community Paws
- Experience Matters
- Foster Arizona
- Homeless Youth Connection
- New Life Center
- Northwest Valley Connect
- Rotary Club of Buckeye
- Summit Community Church & Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
- Supporting Early Education Development (S.E.E.D.)
- United Blood Services
- Verrado Elementary School
- Verrado Heritage Elementary School
- Verrado Middle School
- Verrado High School
- West Valley Arts Council
- West Valley Mavericks
Verrado comes together with local Summit Community Church every spring to pack meals for malnourished children all over the world. In 2016, our community packed it’s millionth meal for Feed My Starving Children.
Verrado heroes save lives three times a year at our United Blood Services blood drives. Over the last 10 years, Buckeye residents have potentially saved more than 2,000 lives.
- Connect with one of our nonprofit partners to learn more about existing opportunities to serve in and around Verrado
- Engage with The Giving Tree on Facebook
- Use the Request for Assistance Form for requests to support new nonprofits
WATERisLIFE is an international non-profit organization providing clean water to areas of the world with tremendous need.
The Giving Tree is a program of the Verrado Assembly that encourages the spirit of giving to flourish in the Verrado community through volunteerism and philanthropic initiatives.