SOS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, regularly assists 19 schools, including Casa Grande AZ public and charter high schools, middle and elementary schools. As well as paying for caps, gowns and testing, SOS regularly stocks school help closets with backpacks, socks, shoes, hygiene items and emergency take-home food for students.
Mary Jo Thomas - President
Lisa Dalrymple - Vice President
Mike Cruz - Secretary
Mort Mazaheri - Treasurer
Solie Vigil - Member at Large
Arleen White - Member at Large
Hilda Ortega - Member at Large
Sharon Mazaheri - Member at Large
The Sixth Annual Bites and Baskets fundraiser event is scheduled for February 23, 2020 at our new location, Casa Grande Union High School (2730 N. Trekell Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122). The event will run from 2:00pm - 4:30pm.
In an effort to capture the impact and student experience that SOS contributors provide to the students of Casa Grande, we will be hosting the event at Casa Grande Union High School. Through this year's event, participants can experience this amazing event in a new light at the high school allowing you to see some of the school facilities, interact with staff and students, but best of all, participant in all the fun and raffles!
Sharon and Mort Mazaheri were shocked in the fall of 2013 when they learned that some high school seniors couldn’t walk in their graduation ceremonies because they couldn’t afford a cap and gown. Wanting to help, the couple wrote a check to an area high school to purchase caps and gowns for students in need.
“When we learned about how desperate the needs are for some of the students in this district, we were shocked,” said Sharon Mazaheri. “It was a real eye-opener.”
Six years later, their desire to help area students with basic educational needs has blossomed into a non-profit organization, Support Our Students, that each year raises tens of thousands of dollars to help students with the costs of graduation, advanced placement testing and other basic necessities.
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