Programs

The Foundation provides direct service to community residents through its programs, services, and collaborations and partnerships with local government and area businesses.

The Family Explorers Club

Pan de Vida Foundation is looking to provide Queen Creek and San Tan Valley area low income children and their families with the opportunity for monthly, free or low cost activities that promote health and wellness by focusing on physical activity and fitness.

 

Our initial services are expected to reach approximately 50 local low-income at-risk teens, children and their families.  The expected outcome is greater awareness and education of health and fitness needs in a fun and safe environment.  The activities provided will help cultivate an environment to foster familial relations, and provide activities to help keep these at risk children motivated and involved. The plan is to partner with other non-profits i.e., San Tan Mountain Region park, YMCA, American Legion Post, etc.  in order to benefit from their established programs.  Therefore, the event location will vary.  The fair market of goods will be determined by the activities planned, and how often free services are presented.Typical costs for activities such as horseback riding and swimming range from $3-$15/person. It is expected that 75-80 % of the total amount of the donation will go towards direct program services. Pan de Vida Foundation has applied to funding sources and grants. Registration is required to take part in the Family Explorers Club, please call 480.987.0819 for more information.  If your business or group is interested in sponsoring an activity, please contact Mary.Gloria@pandevida.tv.

Scholarship

In 2007, Pan de Vida Foundation started its’ “College Scholarship 4 Girls” Program by presenting two, two year scholarships to two Queen Creek high Schools students. The scholarships were awarded to qualifying young ladies, high school graduate, with a “C” grade or better, who are involved in community work.  Pan de Vida was also a past donor, and a member of the Queen Creek Boys and Girls Advisory Board.

Holidays Assistance Program

The winter Holidays are a time of joy and family; however, for many people they are a time of loneliness and sadness. The loneliness comes from being away from family. The sadness is sometimes caused by lack of money to provide Christmas gifts to family. The Adopt-A-Christmas Child program provides food and gifts to especially needy families during the holidays.

  • Adopt a Christ-mas Child and Adopt a family program

Holiday Adopt a Christ-mas Child and Adopt a family program is made possible through the generosity of the community members and churches. Thanks to them we are able to help families in their time of need.  Please don’t let Santa forget a child

The Highway Clean Up

The Highway clean up is done by volunteer of the community Churches. We have a big clean up in February along with the members of the San Tan Pride and a smaller one in Oct. Volunteers clean from 7 to 10 miles of Hunt Highway and side roads. Pan de Vida is a member of the Adopt-a-Road clean up program of Pinal County .

Testimonials:

Health Screenings

Anna, 38, called Pan de Vida when she found a lump in her breast.  She heard Pan de Vida was hosting an event for free mammogram screenings for low income women. Anna was anxious and frightened because her mother and sister had checked positive for cancer. Anna was checked and was relieved to know that the lump was benign. Anna’s lump was removed anyway as a precaution, free of charge.

Referral

Luis’ work hours and rate of pay were cut at a time when the family needed it most.  At the same time, his son-in-law’s hours were also cut unexpectedly. The newly wedded couple had no choice but to move in with Luis and the rest of the family.  As head of household, Luis’ stress level went up and caused him health problems, and he ended up in the hospital.  The family got behind in rent payments and the land lord threatened eviction.  Pan de Vida found the financial help to pay for their rent and utilities to see them though until his recovery.