Thunderbirds Charities $25,000 Contribution Supports Benevilla Home Services Program

Benevilla wishes to extend our sincerest appreciation to Thunderbirds Charities for their generous support of our organization and the people we serve. Thunderbirds Charities commitment to serving and improving our communities – backed by a $25,000 contribution – will enable Benevilla to continue to develop and expand our Home Services program and provide indispensable services to homebound individuals challenged with the daily routine of independent living.

The Benevilla Home Services program provides essential care services helping your neighbors in need maintain their independence. All services are provided free of charge by a team of generous Benevilla volunteers. Volunteer and home service opportunities include grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits and phone pals, light handyman services, business assistance and more.

“The Benevilla Home Services program is where our mission began,” explains Joanne Thomson, the President and CEO of Benevilla.   “Over 36 years ago, a group of caring Benevilla volunteers went into the homes of homebound seniors in the Sun Cities to help them remain independent with dignity. With the support of Thunderbird Charities, we are able to continue this much needed program for our Northwest Valley community but also continue to build the awareness of our program in the Southwest Valley.”

Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona.

“Independence is something we all strive for and we’re happy to help Benevilla in their mission to expand their Home Services program,” said Thunderbirds Charities President Andy Markham. “The excellent work of Benevilla spans nearly four decades and we’re thrilled to be such a big part of it.”

Benevilla is asking anyone interested in volunteering to contact their Volunteer Services program at (623) 584-4999 or visit their website at Everyone knows volunteering makes you feel good but did you know when you volunteer; you are improving your life and maybe even your health? Volunteering builds community, increases socialization, improves self-esteem and promotes longevity.

Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families. Services are provided through a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to donate to Benevilla or to schedule a tour call 623-584-4999 or visit