October 16, 2017 5:00 pm (Doors: 5:00 pm )
All Ages

Join us for a night of storytelling, education, and volunteerism as we hear tales-- some funny, some intense -- from the men and women working to prevent child abuse and neglect in our state. Tellers have created families, homes, and lives filled with love, despite challenges presented by abuse or neglect. The night also includes a call to action: An opportunity to learn more from non-profits on the front lines -- and how we can all help the state's most vulnerable.

6-7 p.m.: An education fair featuring Arizona non-profits that received grants from the "It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child" license plate grant program and other agencies working to prevent child abuse and neglect. Attendees can learn how they can volunteer and help in other ways. Get your plate at
7-8:30 p.m.: A special Arizona Storytellers evening celebrating the resiliency and generosity of individuals involved in the child welfare system. Among the tellers are those who have gone through the child welfare system and a court-appointed special advocate for neglected children.
Throughout the evening: Networking with like-minded community members at Phoenix's newest downtown entertainment and events venue.
The night's proceeds will go to the "It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child" grant fund.



Mary Jo Pitzl
Specialty Reporter at The Arizona Republic

Amy Carney
Former foster mom and mentor, current adoptive mom and writer

Kelly Hover
Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate

Dimon Sanders
Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen, formerly in foster care</c>

Arizona Storytellers