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Clothes Cabin - One Small Step

All the operations of Clothes Cabin and Friends Boutique are accomplished by approximately 70 regular volunteers, who give about 900 hours a month to the organization. The staff of One Small Step consists of the Executive Director, and an Operations Assistant.   The largest expense is the necessary cost of the program delivery site. Mortgage, utilities, insurance, and supplies account for more than half the expenses of the program.

The largest source of funding for Clothes Cabin and its services is from individuals like you.

One Small Step is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for purposes of the Arizona Tax Credit and benefits greatly from cash donations of $800 or less as a result of the tax credit. (See Donate for more information.) Foundations, corporations, churches, and community organizations provide the next largest segment of revenue; however, sales of donated (non-clothing) items through Friends Resale Boutique have provided the organization with an increasing amount of earned revenue.

One Small Step has a Governing Board of five members, two of which have been with the organization from its inception. An Advisory Board of 8 to 12 members advises the Governing Board at quarterly meetings. Its members represent stakeholders from large corporations, small business, banking, law, community service organizations, marketing, city government, and the volunteers.

Board & Brush Mesa, AZ

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Mesa, AZ.

Mesa is a city of upscale neighborhoods in the greater Phoenix area. There are tons of restaurants, shopping, schools, churches, families with new businesses and strip malls are being built in the area and easy access to the freeway. Mesa has a solid business community and people in the Mesa area are always looking for fun stuff and family activities. Close to the studio is a wine bar, sports, and coffee shop along with Cosmos Salon and Day Spa. Board & Brush will provide another great space for them to enjoy!

Kidstop Toys & Books

Our goal, to create a different kind of toy store, one that is magical and fun for the entire family. As parents, we know the importance of feeling confident about the toy choices you make for your children. Children play to learn and therefore our mission is making sure that kids learn while they play. And we fiercely believe that families that play together, stay together; growing closer & closer over the years. To us it is that simple - with the right toys.

When you enter our stores, you will see hundreds (if not thousands) of quality toys. It is our goal to provide our community with a unique selection of fabulous toys in a fun and friendly environment.

We strive to ensure that every customer is given the Kidstop and Babystop experience. Above all, we value fun and quality. As our owner Kate always says “If I wouldn’t put it in my home, it won’t be in yours!”

Proud member of Local First Arizona, Executive Association of Greater Phoenix, The Good Toy Group, and ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Assoc.

Jill Erno - Elite Shutters & Blinds

The search for an entrepreneurial opportunity ended and a business began when Dave & Michelle German invested in plantation shutters for their new Gilbert home many years ago. Intrigued by the process, Dave went through training, and the couple opened Elite Shutters and Blinds in 2005.

Elite Shutters and Blinds continues to grow and now has six stores located in Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Florence, Scottsdale & North Phoenix.  Dave and his team always go to the customer’s home to measure, find out each customer’s need/want, show samples, review colors and offer design consulting. Elite’s customer service is the reason why the company has expanded to become a leader in the valley. They treat every customer the same and appreciate each sale whether the customer is purchasing a single blind or 25 shutters.

Elite Shutters and Blinds carries a variety of products including shutters, blinds, sunscreens, roller shades, cellular shades, verticals, woven woods and draperies from top quality manufacturers including Hunter Douglas, Graber, and Norman.

New window furnishings are a great way to give a new look to a room or a whole house. Call now for a free in-home consultation and see the Elite difference!  Style, quality, and expertise. You can find it all at Elite Shutters and Blinds!

Crystal Clear Results

With over 20 years of experience as a successful business leader, professional Executive Coach and Life Coach, Crystal Blackwell has a strong ability to connect at all levels to encourage accountability and achieve effective outcomes and desired results both professionally and personally.

Crystal builds trust and partners with her clients to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. She has clients across the country from CEOs to college students. Crystal has supported her clients to achieve their professional goals and personal dreams.

Crystal also is an expert on bringing the best out of the 21st Century workforce. She works with companies large and small to help them maximize productivity and tenure of all their workers through understanding the differences and similarities amongst the 5 generations in the workplace.

She has been engaging people with her workshops and presentations for more than 20 years. Crystal also works with corporations and work teams creating a positive and thriving work community with a special emphasis around retaining your top talent.

The Starbright Foundation

Starbright provides the following services to Valley youth that have been exposed to domestic violence, sex trafficking, abuse, pornography or neglect. The Starbright House of Hope is a place of tranquility, peace and healing for our most vulnerable.  Many children use the House of Hope and it is a hub for Starbright outreach.

  • Starbright “House of Hope”  is for victims of child abuse and or trafficking and foster children in our Valley.  It is a place where children are served and treated with the highest of value.
  • Education for public schools, private, churches, first responders, scouting troops, medical professionals, service groups and other child welfare organizations on issues surrounding sex trafficking prevention, dangers of social media/cell phones/video games and chat rooms for children and young adults.  To schedule a training please email:   [email protected]
  • Support groups for foster and kinship parents
  • Monthly events for foster children and kinship families in partnership with ASA Now and Christ Greenfield Lutheran Church
  • Outreach Services…  Starbright partners with Dream Center/Thrive program and Unbroken to support reunification of foster children with their families by providing them with a much needed head start such as new beds, household furnishings, clothing, kitchen items, car seats, food and more.

Spice Up Your Home

Spice Up Your Home furniture and staging store is the perfect place to find everything you need to decorate your home. We pride ourselves in our one-of-a-kind colors and styles - you'll always find something new every time you come in. If you are looking to furnish your home with unique decor, we've got you covered with our wide variety of new furniture and accessories available at a great price for direct purchase. 

Our staging services help home sellers, realtors, and designers create an atmosphere conducive to sell, where prospective buyers can better imagine what a space will look like. Our staff has a passion for assisting you to make your home feel cozy, special, and beautiful. Stop in and visit our home accessories store today!

Starz in Motion Dance Studio

At Starz in Motion, you can expect the “Star” treatment from the minute you step through their front doors.  They offer first rate dance instruction in a family-oriented, age-appropriate, and non-competitive atmosphere.  Each and every student and family are highly valued, and they are committed to exemplary customer service.  It is their goal to make you feel like you are a member of their family – make yourself at home!

They understand that everyone dances for different reasons!  Classes are offered in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, break, tap, lyrical/contemporary, pom-cheer, and tumbling for all ages and levels.  Mommy and Me and adult fitness classes are also available!

Hot Bamboo

Hot Bamboo is a family run Asian Island food brand specializing in steamed buns (bao), rice bowls, dumplings and more. You can find us at over 100 food festivals each year and we now have a restaurant location in Chandler, AZ. We guarantee a unique eating experience for our customers.  Stop by and see us or look for us at an event near you.

Some Burros

Some Burros is one of our local favorites! If you love homemade, authentic Mexican Food and you have not been to one of Some Burro's East Valley locations, you must stop by! Their passion for quality, homemade recipes that have been passed down within this family-owned and operated restaurant is unmatched. 

Every dish on the menu tells the unique story of the Vasquez Family and  their first restaurant Poncho’s, which opened in South Phoenix in 1972,  showcasing the family’s signature, time-tested recipes for authentic  Sonoran-style Mexican Food. Heirloom recipes perfected at home, with  Nana – Isabel Vasquez – lovingly preparing all of the family’s favorites  in her small kitchen, as her nietos waited patiently nearby to taste  and share.

Now with multiple locations in Arizona, there are more opportunities  than ever to experience the warmth and time-honored traditions of the Vasquez family.

Morning Kick in Gilbert

Help us to welcome Morning Kick to their new permanent home in Gilbert! We are so excited to have them on location with all of their goodness. Morning Kick started in May 2017. Their strong passion for coffee and breakfast was turned into a mobile food truck and now a brick and mortar location! They offer delicious, fresh-made breakfast ALL DAY. They also serve locally roasted cold brew coffee ALL DAY. You should follow them to check out their new location in Gilbert and to find the truck - they roam all over. Come in and say hello and enjoy the most important meal of the day with Morning Kick!


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