Foothills Caring Corps
The Foothills Caring Corps are dedicated to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for older residents throughout our community. They do this through a dedicated group of volunteers and staff, who deliver services and support that provide access to basic needs such as food, medical care and activities that promote physical, mental and emotional health. Contact: 480.488.1105 Visit: FoothillsCaringCorps.com
In-Home Services: - Friendly Visiting and Phoning - Mobile Meals - Caregiver Relief - Business Assistance
- Computer Help - Minor Home Repair - Care Alert - Transportation
The generous spirit of the Kiwanis of Carefree has played a role in the history of Carefree that continues today. With a focus on helping children recognize and develop their potential, this philanthropic group offers youth service organizations, post-secondary scholarships, summer art programs, community science fairs, mentoring, special needs support and more. The vast majority of the funds raised are invested programs benefiting in the children of our community. A percentage of funds is also donated to eradicate diseases in third world countries and to disaster relief around the world, in conjunction with Kiwanis International initiatives.
The Carefree club has about 200 members, ranking them in the top ten largest Kiwanis clubs in the world. Their work locally honors the belief that investing one's time, talents, energies and experiences will make a world of difference tomorrow. Activities include bi-annual Pancake Breakfasts, Western Nights, mixers and other social events.
In 1988, the Foothills Food Bank was founded by individuals from area churches because there was a large Hispanic population that was in need. Today the majority of the population they serve is non-Hispanic, and the resource center serves over 500 families per month, with over 900,000 lbs of food provided annually.
Initially the area served was within Cave Creek School District boundaries. Over the years, the food bank boundaries have expanded to cover Black Canyon City to the north, I-17 to the west, Pinnacle Peak Road to the south, and Rio Verde to the east.
Seniors in need are the fastest growing demographic, as they struggle to make ends meet on fixed incomes. The food they receive from the Foothills Food Bank allows them to use their limited funds to pay other expenses.
Desert Foothills Library Although not geographically in the Town of Carefree, the Desert Foothills Library is the public library for the Town and the Foothills region. They offer a full range of items for check out including books, audio books, DVDs, music CDs and magazines.
Located at 38443 N. School House Rd. (one block north of Cave Creek Rd. on the east side) the library is open seven days a week! Carefree residents are encouraged to participate as cardholders, donors or volunteers.
The full calendar of library programs and events can be found at their website.
The Desert Foothills Woman's Club, comprised of women residing in Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale, was founded in 1968 with a mission to promote and encourage the social and civic interests of local women.
Each year proceeds from their fundraisers are donated to local organizations such as Desert Foothills Library, Horses Help, Foothills Food Bank and Cave Creek Museum. The group also supports local high school seniors further their education.
The organization holds monthly luncheon meetings at Grayhawk Golf Club featuring a different speakers with information of interest to members. In addition to regular monthly meetings there are a number of interest groups including book club, bridge, bunco, cooking and dinner groups, journaling, movie group, painter sisters and more.
2015-16 Board of Directors for the Desert Foothills Woman's Club.
Soroptimist International of
Soroptimist Saguaro Foothills is part of a global volunteer service organization called Soroptimist International, working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. There are over 95,000 Soroptimists in almost 120 countries and territories who contribute their time and financial support to community-based and international projects.
Their name, Soroptimist, is a coined Latin word meaning "best for women", and that is what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.