Anthem Rotary Foundation To Hold Charity Fundraising Hike To Benefit Phoenix-Area Homeless Students

Charity Hike to be held on New Year's Day at Cave Creek Regional Park
By: Anthem Rotary Club
PHOENIX - Dec. 17, 2023 - PRLog -- Anthem Rotary Foundation announced its first annual Ray of Hope Hike For The Kids, a charity hike to benefit Phoenix-area students experiencing homelessness. The fundraising event will be held January 1, 2024 at Cave Creek Regional Park.

Anthem Rotary Foundation Assists Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Anthem Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Anthem Rotary Club. Helping local youth overcome the struggles of homelessness has been a priority cause for both organizations since 2009. Since establishing its Ray Norris Youth-At-Risk program, Anthem Rotary Foundation has raised and donated over $125,000 for local schools in need.

​T​hrough this youth program, the foundation buys and donates basic necessities including meals, clothing, and hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste.

The Fundraising Hike in Cave Creek

The title of this fun event is Ray of Hope Hike For The Kids. Registration fees are $45 per hiker. Anthem Rotary expects as many as 200 people to register to participate in this non-competitive 'fun hike' at Cave Creek Regional Park on New Year's Day morning (Monday, January 1, 2024).

The hike will take place at Overton Loop Trail, a popular trail in Cave Creek Regional Park. The trail is a moderately challenging 3.5-mile trail with  an elevation gain of 524 feet.

The Challenge of Homeless Teens in Arizona

Arizona has more than 16,000 students experiencing homelessness. More than 7,400 are in grades 9-12. More than 1,800 are unaccompanied. The U.S. Department of Education defines Students Experiencing Homelessness as public school students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

100% of Proceeds Benefit Local Homeless Youth

Fully 100% of the event's net proceeds will benefit Phoenix-area youth in need. The foundation expects to raise more than $10,000 through corporate sponsors and registered hikers. Generous corporate supporters of this first annual Ray of Hope Hike For The Kids include Gold Sponsor: Northwest Valley Water Solutions (

Silver Sponsors include:
  • SEBO (
  • Whitman Jackson CPAs (
  • PRINT North Valley (

Bronze Sponsors include:
  • Advanced Demolition (
  • REMAX Fine Properties (
  • Desert Elite Group (Berkshire Hathaway) (
  • L'Entrada (
  • Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Citizen Corps CERT (
  • Carpets By Randy (
  • Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry (
  • RainMan Roofing, Waterproofing, and Solar (
  • Tetsell Team (Realty Executives) (
  • North Valley Family Dentistry (
  • The Tennessee Grill (
  • Sprouts (
  • Back To Health of Anthem (
  • Homegate Properties
  • Ray & Dale Norris Family

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