The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the needs of single parent families battling cancer, just opened the Help Us Build (H.U.B.) community center. The Singletons’ H.U.B. is a 3,344-square-foot building located at 28th Street and Bell that will provide a safe place for families to connect with volunteers, counselors, and other members of the community for support and resources.
The H.U.B. will be the new operational venue for all Singletons programs that currently serve over 72 families. Community programs include educational classes in health and nutrition, small-scale fundraisers, and The Singletons Kitchen in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank and Fry’s Kroger Waste Not Initiative, which distributed over 3,250 meals with over 2,000 volunteer hours.
“The Singletons have found that, in many cases, the family home becomes a constant reminder of the unfished daily tasks, stressors and hardships these families face,” says Jody Body, Founder and Executive Director of The Singletons. “We believe that the H.U.B. will serve as a safe place for families to get in touch with other families and members of the community who can provide additional support.”
The center also features a family room for parents and children to hang out, a garden where families can grow fresh produce along with offices for day-to-day operations and storage space for donated items. In addition, families will be able to purchase a personalized brick that will be placed in front of the H.U.B.
The Singletons’ H.U.B. is a community dedicated to providing hope and support for single parent families affected by cancer. The organization provides services to a growing population of single parents who are battling cancer or have children battling cancer.
To learn more about the nonprofit and to donate, visit thesingletonsaz.org/donate or follow The Singletons on social media @singletonsaz.