Phoenix Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway 2023

Our Phoenix Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway was a great success! We want to thank our team for helping assemble and then passing out 750 meal packages. We love giving back within the communities we serve!

We were also happy to see and connect with everyone who came out to our 2023 Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway in Phoenix.

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#LovePup 2024 It’s Hip to Chip Program Partner

2024 It’s Hip to Chip Program Partner

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is proud to renew our $25k partnership with #LovePup to support the foundation’s “It’s Hip to Chip” program. We’ve had the pleasure to be part of this amazing program since its inception back in 2018

The It’s Hip to Chip program aims to ensure that all dogs adopted from either of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) Shelter locations receive a microchip upon their adoption. 

Per MCACC, nearly 13,000 animals have arrived at its two shelters so far this year; the majority of those dogs were stray. MCACC believes microchipping pets is one of the easiest ways to prevent shelter overcrowding.

And thanks to the #LovePup Foundation’s microchipping initiative, many dogs have been successfully reunited with their furever families. The microchip program has also helped reduce the number of potentially harmful situations which may result from a lost and scared pet roaming the streets.

MCACC Offers Free Microchips Through End of 2023

To help pet owners avoid the heartbreaking nightmare of searching for a missing pet, MCACC set a goal to microchip 1,000 pets by the end of 2023. As such, free microchips will be offered Monday-Friday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. at MCACC’s East and West shelters through December 29, 2023.

Pet owners wanting to take advantage of this free microchip offer are asked to register online first.

$7k Donation to Benefit Phoenix Dream Center

Phoenix Dream Center 2023 donation

The Dream Center Network, based out of Los Angeles, founded the Phoenix Dream Center in 2002 as a means to help stop human trafficking, end childhood hunger, and educate tomorrow’s leaders across the Valley of the Sun. 

Phoenix Dream Center is a primarily volunteer driven nonprofit organization funded by individual financial and in-kind donations. As such, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back was proud to donate $7,000 to the organization in support of program services. 

We invite you to join us in supporting the Phoenix Dream Center as it tirelessly works to combat human trafficking and aid survivors on their path to recovery. Donate now at 100% of your donation goes directly to serve the people Phoenix Dream Center serves.

Spooktacular Halloween Fun in Albuquerque & Phoenix

Albuquerque Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat in Albuquerque

Our New Mexico team had a blast at a community trunk or treat event in Albuquerque.

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the creative costumes and smiling faces as we handed out candies to the local trick-or-treaters.

It was most certainly a spooktacular night, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! This event embraced the whimsical spirit of the season and left everyone with cherished memories of a fantastic night filled with spooktacular delight.

Phoenix Children's Hospital Halloween 2023

Halloween Fun at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

We also took delight in distributing treats to children who are on a path toward recovery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Since these young patients cannot go door-to-door, our team felt especially touched to participate in an activity that brought joy and fun to their Halloween.

16th Annual Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash to Benefit BBBSAZ

Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash

For the twelfth year in a row, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to support the “Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash” hosted by Arizona’s Family Meteorologist Paul Horton. 

For 2023, our team washed cars for charity and presented a check for $10,000 towards this annual fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ). 

Go to to join us in supporting this fantastic cause by making your own donation.

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Ben’s Bells Project – Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Grant Recipient

Ben’s Bells Project

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back presented a $5,000 check to the Ben’s Bells Project, a 2023 grant recipient of our foundation. 

Ben’s Bells will use these grant funds to cover the costs of updates to their Kindness Van. Transportation provided by the van is instrumental in helping the organization install inspirational murals, raise needed funds, and bring programming to the community.

For example, the Kindness Van will be used to drive merchandise for Shop Kind retail events, like the Street Fair, Made in Tucson, and The Festival of Books. These events generate over half of the organization’s overall revenue annually.

Reliable transportation provided by the new van will also make it possible for the organization to drive to local schools to implement the many benefits of its Kindness Campus and Murals programs. Each program focuses on reducing bullying, coping with the struggles of poverty, and increasing attendance at hundreds of local schools.  

Learn more about the many different ways to support and get involved with the Ben’s Bells Project at

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Phoenix Rescue Mission – Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Grant Recipient

Phoenix Rescue Mission Check Presentation

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back awarded a $5,000 grant to the Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) to cover the cost of all the food and hygiene item bags distributed through PRM’s mobile food pantry program on October 17th.

That day, PRM’s “Mobile Food Pantry” truck makes stops at multiple locations across the Valley throughout the year, providing food and hygiene items to those who lack transportation access. This allowed them to access PRM’s resources and programs without needing to visit one of the main campuses.

Learn more about PRM’s community markets and other supportive programs at

2023 UMOM Buckles and Bangles Gala Sponsor

UMOM Buckles and Bangles Gala

Having been steadfast supporters of UMOM for over a decade, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back took great satisfaction in being the sponsors for UMOM’s 2023 Buckles and Bangles Gala. The funds generated through this event will be dedicated to supporting essential services and programs aimed at eradicating family homelessness in Maricopa County.

Additionally, members of our team enjoyed attending the gala and increasing their awareness about UMOM’s continuous efforts to give back and positively impact our communities across the Phoenix Valley. 

2023 Buckles & Bangles Gala Highlights

For 2023, the UMOM Buckles and Bangles Gala featured a western chic theme and was held on Friday, October 13, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Copper Canyon at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. 

For more specific information about UMOM and its 2023 Buckles and Bangles Gala, go to

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2023 Salute Our Vets Annual Run Sponsor

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona – Supporting veterans to ensure they don’t walk alone in times of need

Salute Our Vets Annual Run Sponsor

On Saturday, October 14th, members from our Tucson team laced up and showed up to support veterans during the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona’s (BIAAZ) annual Salute Our Vets fun run and walk at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. Their enthusiastic efforts not only complemented our sponsorship, but also resulted in two 2nd-place awards.

More importantly, funds generated through sponsorships like ours and other contributions will directly contribute to BIAZZ’s Veteran & Military Emergency Relief Fund.  

Fasts Facts About the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

According to BIAAZ, there are more than 600,000 veterans in Arizona. Within that group, there’s a growing need to provide assistance to those recovering from various stages of brain injuries, PTSD, trauma, or suicidal ideation. 

The following fast facts showcase just how much this alliance positively impacts Arizona veterans:

  • Founded in Tucson in 1983, BIAAZ is a statewide organization that annually serves 9,000+ veterans and military families across Arizona.
  • BIAAZ continuously empowers veterans, their families, and caregivers through an array of support services, education, and advocacy that helps them to adapt, recover, and connect to their peers and community for an improved quality of life. 
  • Additionally, BIAAZ offers assistance at no cost to veterans.

Learn more about Brian Injury Alliance of Arizona, its annual Salute Our Vets run, and more at

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11th Annual Night of Hope Gala Sponsor

Annual Night of Hope Gala Sponsor

Helping to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer

For the fourth year in a row, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was an honored sponsor of the Night of Hope Gala in support of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels (AHRA). 

This annual event generates essential financial resources to bolster Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels’ mission and services. 

AHRA provides comfort and care counseling, Comfycozy’s for Chemo clothing, financial aid, and major distraction events for young cancer patients and their families.

Learn more about Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels at

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