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With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.

What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.

While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.

Who knew that making a difference in the world could be as easy as wi-fi and your own couch? Leave it to the world of do-gooders to find ways to volunteer, even in the midst of a global pandemic!

When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home.

Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.

This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need.

In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.

When it comes to living an altruistic life that can help make a difference for others, one of the most valuable things you can give your community is the gift of volunteering.

The turning point began when Rodney entered A New Leaf’s Desert Leaf Apartments in Mesa. This 19-unit supportive housing complex serves families and individuals experiencing homelessness or severe mental illness, particularly veterans.

When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.

Read our 2020 Summer Newsletter, with incredible stories about lives changes by you - our volunteers, donors, and supporters.

A New Leaf is actively working to assist Mesa households avoid eviction and utility shutoffs. Watch as Mesa City Council Member and A New Leaf staff discuss what is being done, and what is left to do.

At 58 years old, starting over is going to be hard for Ken. As an incredibly independent and driven man, he never expected to find himself at a men’s homeless shelter.

How can we celebrate this day while respecting and supporting different experiences? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.

The tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis demands a solemn conversation about systemic racism in our country.

Chris and Toria Trendler are third generation Mesa residents, and are passionate about their local community. Nothing is more important to them then the place they call home, and they are actively working to make it a better place.

A New Leaf is launching Work$Ready, a new program designed to help displaced workers sharpen their job-readiness skills.

The stay-at-home quarantines are forcing many children and families to be trapped indoors with their abusers, isolated from resources they might otherwise have access to during a time of crisis.

If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these quarantine-friendly ways to pay it forward.

Omar loves his three daughters, Carson, Devin, and Ryan, more than anything in the world. He is determined to give them a chance to succeed. Like most parents, Omar wants his daughters to have a better childhood than he had.

“I was a teen mom. I was pregnant at 15, and I had my daughter Maria at 16. I was just a kid and I didn’t know any better – I was just doing what my mom had done,” Melinda explains.

When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?

With people losing their jobs, schools closing, and the COVID-19 landscape quickly changing, A New Leaf continues to provide critical services to individuals and families in need. The work we do is more important than ever.

A New Leaf is taking the Coronavirus global pandemic very seriously. We are working to protect the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers, donors, and the community at large.