All for the Family – We CARE about Community Service

Caretaker Landscape is proud to sponsor the 26th annual community service project for Valley Partnership. Valley Partnership has a strong reputation for behind a visionary group that advocates for responsible development in Arizona. Caretaker Landscape joined the partnership in 2012, in conjunction with the expansion of their services into land development and construction.  One of Valley Partnership’s cornerstones is community service.  Each year they select a non-profit organization that can benefit from partners working together to renovate or enhance facilities for children or those in need.

The board of directors voted unanimously to select Save the Family Foundation’s Escobedo at Verde Vista Affordable Housing Development as their community service charity recipient for 2013.  Together, the two organizations will build a stronger Valley by giving children in homeless and vulnerable families a safe place to build stronger bodies and minds.  Over the past 25 years, Valley Partnership has contributed over $3.5 million to the community through these Projects. CLICK HERE for a video of the artist rendering of the Project.  To view an article about the new development click here.   Click on Project Plan to view the plans.

“If there is one thing we have learned over the last 40 years, is that people want to belong… that they value that “neighborhood” feeling.  Our ultimate goal is ensure that people get to know and help each other, that they go from being merely residents of a community to becoming neighbors and friends.  This project marries beautifully and perfectly to our vision, our passion and our mission,” said CCMC Division President, Delores Ferguson – Valley Partnership Project Committee Member.

Event day  – Saturday, November 2nd, 2013.

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona is a 501(c) (3) non-profit agency based in Mesa that has been serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area for more than two decades. For information, visit Escobedo at Verde Vista is a $29 million public-private partnership project with the purpose of providing quality affordable housing to vulnerable families.

The Community Service Project Committee meets throughout the year to plan for event day and raise funds to support the project.  This project includes landscape, irrigation, hardscape, shade structure, playground equipment, painting, concrete work, game court, masonry walls, painting, and hand painted tiles, rubber playground surface and engineering.  The families of Save the Family hand painted tiles that will be installed into the entry walls of the project.  The funds raised for this project are budget relieving and will put more than $100,000 back into Save the Family.  The funds can go towards programs, service and furniture for Escobedo at Verde Vista.

“Valley Partnership is an association full of leaders who are solution minded, who make things happen and who impact the community on a global level by partnering together to pay it forward. I am extremely proud to chair the community service project committee because it gives me the opportunity to be a part of something that is much bigger than me and the impact that we can make as a team of partners working together to give back to the community is tremendous. I have had the opportunity to work side by side with many of the leaders within the development community.  Together, we have aligned our skills in a way that will impact the community for generations,” said Dena Jones, Co-Chair for the 2013 Community Service Project.

The Caretaker Landscape Family Painted with the families from Save the Family

Some of the children who painted tiles had never painted before because they don’t have art in their schools and art is not something that their families have the resources for.

Community Project TilesSave The Family Tile Painting Day  Caretaker Kids Hand Painting Tile

“Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was absolutely right when she said, “There’s no place like home.” We are honored to be able to partner with Save the Family and help families in need have a place that they can call home and bring their kids together to get additional training or learning skills. Our goal in working with Save the Family was to play a small part in the creation of these memories for both this generation and the generation that follows them,” said Ferguson.

 Community Service Project Sponsors include:

Empowerment Sponsors

• Ryan Companies • Sunbelt Holdings • Logan Simpson Design • Stone Cold Masonry • Suntec Concrete

• Blount Contracting • Walters and Wolf • JTD’s Masonry  • Caretaker Landscape

Legacy Sponsors

 • Superlite • Stone Cold Masonry • International Tensile Structures • Duke Realty

Community Sponsors

• DMB • NAI Horizon  •  Adolfson & Peterson Construction  • 1st Bank • PRI Graphics SiteWorks

• Tempe DZign Center • West Coast Turf • Mountain States Nursery • Dibble Engineering • JE Dunn

Career Sponsors

• CCMC • Sloan Lyon Public Affairs • Suddath Relocation • DP Electric • Thomas Reprographics

• Ewing Irrigation • Rick Engineering • Schick Design • Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

Educational Sponsors

• Champion •  Premier Engineering • Paradigm Tax Group • Visions in Photography • Burch Cracchiolo

•  KPFFF   • Dunn Edwards  • Boompromo • Ivy Trucking & Grading • Treeland

Special Sponsorship

• Phoenix Suns • Morgan Realty Advisors  • Indigo Painting and Contracting  • Marc Taylor Inc.

Special Thanks for Coordination

• City of Mesa • Tofel Construction • Gorman and Company Inc.