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Arizona Gives Day April 5-6, 2022

March 26, 2022

We are counting down to Arizona Gives Day on April 5-6. Early giving began on March 15th. Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement uniting nonprofits, big and small, new and established, to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving. Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) is participating, and our goal is to raise…

Twice Nice Thriftiques’ Senior Giving Trees Spread Joy & Hope

February 25, 2022

Twice Nice Thriftiques have been valuable partners to the NACOG Area Agency on Aging’s program, Holiday Joy for Older Adults. As in past years, it was the goal of NACOG-Area Agency on Aging to provide our neediest seniors, whom would be all alone at Christmas, with holiday gifts and cheer.   As you can imagine…

Time To Talk, Domestic Violence Survivor Support Groups

January 30, 2022

When it comes to healing from domestic violence, it helps to have people you can talk to on a regular basis. This ongoing communication not only helps you make sense of what you’re experiencing, but also provides support, validation, and resources from people who have been through the same things you’ve been through.

Award Winning Thriftiques Need Volunteers

December 16, 2021

The Twice Nice Thriftiques earned nearly $600,000 in our previous fiscal year; all profits directly support the Verde Valley Sanctuary Shelter. Twice Nice Thriftiques in Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde were voted “Best Thrift Stores of 2021” by Kudos Magazine readers, a publication of the Verde Independent Newspaper. The Thriftiques sell gently used donations of…

A Powerful Vision for Verde Valley Sanctuary

December 16, 2021

Every nonprofit should have a vision. A single, overarching vision aligns staff, leadership, partners and donors around the ultimate goal of the work; it is an essential tool for making decisions about programs and initiatives, and tells us what the mission leads up to—the future we are working towards. A vision statement is not just an…

‘Vin de Filles’ Donates $25,000 to Verde Valley Sanctuary

December 13, 2021

‘Vin de Filles’, (VDF) an Arizona wine grown, produced and bottled by women was released during its first annual Fund-Raising Party in mid-October at Page Springs Cellars. All the silent auction proceeds, plus portions of net profits of ticket, wine, and t-shirt sales, were donated to the Verde Valley Sanctuary amounting to $25,000.00. This donation…

Inside Cottonwood – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2021

VerdeValleyTV Oct 18, 2021 Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin talks with Cottonwood Police Department Victims Advocate Johanna Rutschow and Verde Valley Sanctuary Director of Therapeutic Services Peg Trulson about domestic violence. Let’s talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, what domestic violence looks like, and what services are available in the Verde Valley. Click here to watch the interview.  The Verde Valley Sanctuary offers personalized…

Twice Nice Thrift Store Voted “Best Bargain Store of 2021” by Sedona Red Rock News Readers

August 25, 2021

Verde Valley Sanctuary’s mission is to decrease the harm of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and help prevent additional abuses. The Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) began in 1993 (28 years ago) as a grassroots organization of women who were concerned about domestic violence in our community. The original group of volunteers began taking…

Celebrating 11 Years of Giving, Verde Valley Sanctuary Back-to-School Supplies

August 24, 2021

Twice Nice Community Enterprise Director, Barry Maketansky and Jennie Underwood, Director of Outreach, Legal Advocacy, and the Youth Empowerment Services program wait with anticipation for the 11th annual gift of back-to-school supplies for client families of the Verde Valley Sanctuary. What a delight when Sally arrives with her vehicle filled to the brim with 110…

VIN DE FILLES – Verde Valley Sanctuary to Benefit from Arizona Women’s Wine Project

July 28, 2021

Vin de Filles is an Arizona Women’s Project supported by Page Springs Cellars (PSC), located at the foothills of Sedona, Arizona. This project was founded during a grape harvest in 2019 by Gayle Glomski who works at Page Springs Cellars. Page Springs Cellars harvesting crews were committed to picking grapes, so she gathered a crew…

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