Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, awarded $25,000 to Aster Aging, Inc. (Aster). This generous award supports the Aster Neighbors Program. Through this program, volunteers are matched with homebound seniors in the East Valley, providing assistance with essential daily activities such as transportation to medical appointments, prescription pick-up, help with grocery shopping, and friendly visits and phone calls. The program became even more essential during the COVID pandemic, and is seeking additional volunteers who are willing to offer companionship and support to isolated seniors.
“We are very grateful to Thunderbirds Charities for their support,” said Deborah Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Aster. “Our Neighbors program enables local homebound residents to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, empowering these individuals and strengthening our community.”
“Aster Aging has such a positive impact on so many homebound seniors in our East Valley community and we excited to support such a great mission,” said Scott Jenkins, President of Thunderbirds Charities.
This grant is part of the Spring 2021 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.