Sponsored charities for 2012

AGRA is proud to support a range of charities

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Phoenix Chapter. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: Support - to cope with an adverse society, Education - to enlighten an ill-informed public, and Advocacy - to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network invites the religious community to join them in an informed, sensitive and compassionate response to those affected by HIV/AIDS. They are called to care by: Working within our faith communities to promote education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Educating clergy and laity in offering support to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Assuring the availability of spiritual care, respecting each individual's faith and tradition. Advocating in the community for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Community Church of Hope Phoenix
Phoenix's Community Church of Hope is a spiritual resource for the LGBT community - located on 7th Avenue and Indian School Road. The church hosts support and advocacy groups such as AA, Affirmation,

COLLAGE, H.O.P.E. and Valley One In Ten youth group. Reverends Patrick Stout and Charley Coppinger help to create a healing ministry for all who journey with the Community Church of Hope.

Joshua Tree Feeding Program
The Joshua Tree Feeding Program, located in Phoenix, is dedicated to offering its clients a hot nourishing lunch, plentiful food to take home, and an opportunity to socialize in a compassionate and loving atmosphere every Tuesday at noon. The program serves 120 hot lunches and sends 100 clients home with supplemental groceries. They also serve 130 clients on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month with Ryan White-funded food boxes ---- all at no cost to those clients.

In the summer of 2007, a little girl named Déjà died of brain cancer. She was only 4 years old. For this little girl and her family, Jody McNelis coordinated a scrap-a-thon to build a scrapbook for Déjà's Wish trip to Disneyworld. Inspired by this brave little girl, Jody sought to find a way to do this for more children like Déjà. She teamed up with her aunt, Roberta Baker to start the nonprofit company, Crops of Luv™ in May of 2009, to continue making scrapbooks for critically ill children and their families.

Crops of Luv™ started our work beginning in June of 2009 to preserve the memories created as a result of participating in the wishes granted by non-profit organizations. Since then Crops of Luv™ has completed nearly 85 albums and counting through the tireless dedication of volunteers and the donations from the community.