America West has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the local communities we serve. Past recipients have included the EOD Warrior Foundation, CAST (Coalition for the Abolition of Slavery & Trafficking), The Denver GIVE Center, and The Elizabeth Smart Foundation. We are proud to say that since 2018, America West and our attendees have donated over $12,000 to these important causes!
This year’s chosen charity organization is StandUp for Kids – San Diego.
Teen homelessness rates are on the rise. Homeless kids are the most likely target of human traffickers, pornographers and gangs. These vulnerable kids are forced to endure unimaginable horrors, just to survive. In 2019, StandUp for Kids – San Diego served over 320 duplicated youth with volunteers donating over 9,000 hours of service. StandUp for Kids San Diego’s main focus is on prevention; providing an array of resources and services to help homeless youth on their journey to self-sufficient adulthood. StandUp for Kids - San Diego opened its doors in 1990 as the first StandUp for Kids chapter and now operates four core programs across 17 locations in 11 different states: Outreach Drop-In Center, Street Outreach, Mentoring and Housing Support.