The Wee Ones are Arriving!


Spring break, Easter and spring training is a very busy time for Sun City West and also a very busy time for Helping Hands.  Sun City West Helping Hands is "the lending place" when your grandchildren come to visit. Click here to read a press release on this important service provided by the Sun City West Foundation.

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Sun City West Foundation Recognizes Helping Hands Volunteers 

The Sun City West Foundation recently recognized its wonderful Helping Hands volunteers at an appreciation luncheon. Click here to read the press release.

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Front Row L to R: Keith Back, Paul Fried, Rick Baxter, Karen Ritz, Richard Catlin, Mark Hallbeck, Henry Hayertz, Karen Bertelsen, Terry Hamman, Brian Russell


Standing L to R: Dick Livengood, Merlyn Carlson, Tom Everitt, Gayle Sodderstrom, Donella Martin, Melanie Johnson, Jan Schaafsma, Dave Knoop, Lynne Strieff, Dave Dvorscek, Doug Fitzpatrick, Chuck Thompson and Jim Carlson

 Sun City West Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Sun City West Foundation Board of Directors met for their annual Christmas Luncheon at Briarwood Country Club on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at which time they welcomed in new director, Brian R. Russell.  Brian is an accomplished attorney with over 20 years of experience in Arizona now working with a focus on estate planning for residents in the Sun City West area.


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Photo Caption:  From left Richard Catlin-President, Elizabeth Dorsey, Jim Carlson, Chuck Thompson, Rosemary Dougherty, Brian Russell, Dick Livengood-Vice President, Karen Ritz, Merlyn Carlson-Treasurer and Terry Hamman-Secretary

Dissecting the Basic Estate Plan - Free Seminar

Sun City West Foundation will host a free seminar, Dissecting the Basic Estate Plan, on Monday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m.  This free seminar, presented by Brian Russell, will be in the Grand Canyon room at Sun City West Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd. in Sun City West.  Click here for more information.


AARP Tax-Aide Program

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The Sun City West Foundation will once again donate space for the AARP Tax-Aide Program.


AARP Tax-Aide in Sun City West is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The service will begin to schedule appointments beginning January 15, 2019, for appointments beginning on February 4, 2019. To schedule your appointment, go to

See the press release below for more information.

Volunteering 101 Seminars


Volunteers are extremely important to the success of Sun City West. Anne Brown, Volunteer Match Coordinator for the Sun City West Foundation, will present two free seminars on “Volunteering 101” in January of 2019. Join Anne on Friday January 11th or Friday January 25th at 10:30 a.m. at the SCW Foundation offices located at 14455 RH Johnson Blvd. See the press release below for more information.

Pickleball Drop

The fifth annual “Day for Charity Event” will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th at Liberty Courts at the Palm Ridge Center, 13800 W Deer Valley Drive in order to support two important local service groups: Sun City West Foundation/Helping Hands and the Sheriff’s Posse of Sun City West.  Check out the press release below to read more about how you can support this important event.



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Click on the links below to view our recent press releases:

AARP Tax-Aide Program - January 2019

Volunteering 101 Seminars in January 2019

Pickleball Press Release 2019.pdf

Nadaburg School District - Arizona State Tax Credit Donations


New Volunteer Match Coordinator - Anne Brown

Sun City West OHOA Office Now Located at SCW Foundation




Sun Village


Sun City West Foundation Helping Hands now provides services to Sun Village in Surprise.  If you are a Sun Village resident you may borrow adult and children equipment. Click here for more information.




 No Car Seats Available at Helping Hands!


While Helping Hands can provide a lot of equipment for those visiting grandchildren we DO NOT have a car seat loaner program due to liability issues.  The ONLY place that loans out car seats is the local administrative office of the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority at  18818 N. Spanish Garden Drive.

An appointment is needed for a loaner child safety seat. Appointments should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance -preferably as soon as travel arrangements have been made. Keep in mind that holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break, & Spring Break) are normally very busy so reserve your seat early.

For car seat inspection, installation, and loaner program information/assistance, contact the Fire District at (623) 544-5400.



Helping Hands


Helping Hands is our most recognized program.  The Helping Hands Virtual Tour slideshow features our facility, customers, equipment and wonderful volunteers.  To view larger images of each photo, click here.


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Transportation for Sun City West Residents


The Sun City West Foundation provides significant financial support to Northwest Valley Connect for transportation programs, including low-income taxi vouchers, private pay-for-travel programs, and transit travel training.


Northwest Valley Connect’s programs and Valley Metro’s Dial-a-Ride are two of the major providers of public transit for local residents.

Click here to find out about the services provided by Northwest Valley Connect and Valley Metro Dial-a-Ride.


Help Support the Work of the Sun City West Foundation

Have you supported the Foundation in the past during our annual fund drive? Or have you been thinking about supporting us but have not done so in the past?  We have changed our fund drive cycle to the fall instead of the spring. We will be mailing out fund drive letters to Sun City West residents in a few months. In the meantime, we encourage you to consider supporting all the fine work we do in our community. Click on the logo below and you will be directed to a page which will explain how you can send in a safe, secure donation.  Thank you for supporting the Sun City West Foundation!


Click here to learn about the many ways your donation helps the Foundation serve our community.


Photos of 2017 Events

Click on the icons below to view pictures from the Great American Ball Drop and our SCW Newcomer Coffee events. 
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                  2017 Great American                SCW Newcomer Coffee
                            Ball Drop                                 January 2017  



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 was established in 1984 for the sole purpose of assisting, supporting, promoting and fostering the welfare of the residents by providing charitable and educational activities which serve the Sun City West community.

The Foundation offers meeting rooms for rent, local dial-a-ride transportation and Helping Hands (lending service for medical and children's equipment). It also provides space for the Sun Health Resale Shop, Unity Church, the AARP Tax-Aide Program and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse of Sun City West.

Click on the images below to find out more about our programs and services.  If you have questions or comments please send us an e-mail at the Foundation office.


Hours of Operation - Administrative Office

14465 RH Johnson Blvd

Sun City West, AZ  85375

Office open M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm
Room Rentals available 7 days/week

Phone: 623-584-6851

FAX: 623-975-2586

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Helping Hands Honored at Sun Cities Area Historical Society Gala

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     SCW Rec Center         Newcomer Coffee    Helping Hands  Equipment Sanitizing 


Click on the icons above to view our slideshows and videos



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Helping Hands Transportation Services  Room Rentals

 Click on the boxes above to find out more about our services.


SCWF is not affiliated with the Recreation Center of Sun City West nor PORA. SCWF receives no funding from these sources.


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