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Gigi's Playhouse Phoenix

VIP Foundation Donates $5,000 to
Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix


Phil Shumway, Exec Dir VIP Foundation, and VIPer Jane Bemmerl, visited Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix to present a Foundation check for $5,000 to advance their programs. Our tour guide for the afternoon was Brad, the young man in the middle, along with Robin Lea-Amos, the executive Director and volunteer staff members.

The mission of GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix is to increase positive understanding of Down syndrome through awareness campaigns, educational programs and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our community to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a message of acceptance for all.

Learn more about: Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix


VIP Foundation’s Annual
‘Sleep in Heavenly Peace’ Workshop
was a great success!

The Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day was another great success, with many VIPers and families volunteering several hours of their time Saturday morning to sand, drill, stain, brand and stack pieces and parts for over 50 beds to be delivered to children in need of beds in Arizona. Difficult to believe, but the numbers of backlogged requests for these beds (singles and bunk) from needy families, is over 1000 in the greater Phoenix area alone.

Joe Genovese, SHP Chapter President in Arizona (SHP has chapters in 60 states), has put together a permanent “build” center in a warehouse near the airport. Henry Ford himself would be proud of the production sequence in place to get these bed parts together. They “build” once per month, and deliver the beds to homes once a week. VIP volunteers helped with the many permanent SHP volunteers to make this happen.

Thanks to all who volunteered their time and effort for this special charity!❤️

Visit: Sleep in Heavenly Peace


Scottsdale Veterans Toys for Kids Drive 2023.

Scottsdale Veteran’s Toys for Kids Drive 2023

Spearheaded by VIPer Michael Metz, the Scottsdale Veteran’s Toys for Kids Drive supports less fortunate kids of the Valley.


VIP Foundation Donates $2,500 to
Southern Arizona


We are over the moon to be working with Make-A-Wish Southern Arizona. The VIP Foundation has donated $2,500 to help children with critical illnesses fulfill a wish. ❤️

Visit: Make-A-Wish, Southern Arizona


Hawaii Community Foundation/Maui Strong
Receives $30,000 from VIP & the VIP Foundation

Thank you to all who donated to the Lahaina Recovery – VIP & the VIP Foundation gathered a total of $30,000 in donations. All will go to the Hawaii Community Foundation/Maui Strong.


VIP Foundation Donates $5,000 to
Kid in the Corner

We are honored to have supported such an important organization.

Kid in the Corners‘ mission is to break the stigma of mental illness. Mental health is a crucial subject to be spoken about, and Kid in the Corner is a place where they teach children how to talk about it by connecting with their community and building connections with those around them. ❤️

Visit: Kid in the Corner


Whispering Hope Ranch Receives $5,000 from VIP Foundation

Jay Barbour,
 Stuart Crawford and Phil ShumwayVIP Foundation – present a check on Halloween Day – to Bailey and Joanna representing the Whispering Hope Ranch, a great organization that provides camp environment for disabled and challenged individuals.

Visit: Whispering Hope Ranch

The VIP Foundation Donates to Another Charity

The VIP Foundation has donated $5,000 to another amazing organization recently.


$5,000 to Rise and Dream – providing back-to-school backpacks and supplies for underprivileged kids.


VIP Foundation Helps Build Beds for Arizona Children in Need

Sleep in Heavenly Peace
along with the VIP Foundation are making sure no kid sleeps without a bed.

A Scottsdale volunteer event was held to assemble 70 hand-made bunk beds for children and families in need.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace has built and delivered 2,200 beds in Arizona and is expected to hit 50,000 nationwide this year.

Visit: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Joy Bus Charity Receives $5,000 from VIP Foundation

Jay Barbour
and our very own Billie Welch delivered a $5k check to Jennifer Caraway, Founder of the Joy Bus, at their diner location at Shea and the 51.

The Joy Bus is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of people with cancer with a fresh and healthy meal delivered by a friendly face. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for patients through good food and company.

Visit: Joy Bus

VIP Foundation Donates
to the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

The VIP Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation to support one of their recent initiatives assisting women in getting a fresh start in their lives.

Phil Shumway, Foundation Director, and Ryan Madrid from VIP Mortgage, met with Kim McWaters, FSWF CEO, and her staff to make the presentation. Ryan has been involved with the FSWF Board for many years, and we are appreciative of Mike Jones and his team bringing this challenge forward.

Please take the time to learn more about this wonderful organization.

Visit: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

The VIP Foundation made a donation of $10,000 to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace project

This remarkable organization (national) is dedicated to the proposition that no kid should ever be without a bed. Via a dedicated team of volunteers, they warehouse lumber, hardware, bedding, mattresses, etc. and have “assembly sessions” all manned by volunteers.

Visit: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

VIP Foundation Donates to Lily’s Pad

The VIP Foundation is proud to support Lily’s Pad, a hyper-clean facility for immunocompromised children to play like typical kids!

Visit: Lily’s Pad

VIP Foundation Kicks Off First Big Donation!

The VIP Foundation was proud to make Cloud Covered Streets their first charitable organization.

Cloud Covered Streets provides services to those experiencing homelessness, intending to restore dignity to people in need. 

Every day, they open their mobile doors at 9 am and offer haircuts, laundry, showers, counselors, and basic necessities like hygiene products, clothing, socks, underwear, and shoes.

Visit: Cloud Covered Streets