The HUB March Update

Following our announcement back in February, we want to give  you a sneak peak at The Singletons H.U.B!

This center will be a place for single parent households battling cancer to come together and heal. It will be a long road, but everyday we are making progress.  Check out the photo gallery Read more

Singletons Moms Amy

“I tell people about The Singletons all of the time!” ~ Amy, who received help from The Singletons from 2011-2013

As a single mom who worked as an office manager at a veterinarian’s office, with a daughter in high school and a son who was already out of the house, cancer was the last thing on Amy’s mind. But that all changed one November day in 2011. She found a lump the size of a little pea and immediately called her doctor for a screening. The next ten days would tale-spin her into a completely uninvited new world. She had a consultation with her doctor, a radiologist sent her for a PET scan, followed by surgery for a lumpectomy – all within ten days of having found the lump. Read more

Jody Farley

We have some EXCITING news for our Singleton supporters and families.

After 14 years, my true vision for The Singletons is coming to life. Many of you know me as Jody Farley, Executive Director and Founder of The Singletons. For many of the families we serve, my staff and I are known as “family” and a safe place for them to find peace amongst the chaos.

The Singletons have walked alongside Arizona families as they face the many challenges cancer has brought into their lives. The vision has endured; bringing hope and strength to BRAVE, single parent cancer warriors, raising their children the best they can, in a world that continues to demand the same financial responsibilities and expectations as it did the day before they were given the worst news of their lives.

Before The Singletons existed, single parent families battling cancer had virtually no support services in their community. I know this because I myself made the calls on behalf of my friend, looking for programs that supported the daily struggles of cancer patients in Phoenix. 14 years later, I continue to hear the exact same thing from the parents who call us seeking assistance.

One of our Singletons parents, Michelle B., approached me with a big hug at our holiday party and said, “They tell you that there are all of these resources for you. You get lists and resource guides filled with phone numbers and email addresses. I spent days calling each and every one of them. The Singletons is one of the only organizations who called me back. The Singletons is the ONLY organization who has consistently provided for my family month after month.”

I am proud to announce that we have taken a huge step forward in our Singletons journey. At the beginning of February 2020, The Singletons organization was able to purchase a property on Bell Road that will be transformed into the first Singletons’ community center for single parent families battling cancer. Dubbed “The H.U.B Project,” we are asking our supporters to Help Us Build: Hope, Strength, and Community amongst the families we serve.

It is all very exciting! We will be updating you regularly on our progress. If you would like to take a look for yourself by scheduling a tour please email

With Gratitude,

Jody Farley
Executive Director/ Founder
The Singletons

Supporting Single Parent Families with Cancer

Dad Kevin and boys

“The Singletons are an extended family. They took me in like they knew me.
It’s a no-judgement organization. They don’t know who you are or where you came from.

And it doesn’t matter. I was perfectly stable and fine until I got hit with cancer, and it changed my whole world from that day.”

Kevin is a Singletons father fighting a very rare form of cancer. At 34 years old, Kevin worked hard as a superintendent in construction to support his two boys as a single dad. Being a young man in his prime, nothing could have prepared him for what was to come.

On a quiet afternoon in October 2018, Kevin fainted and broke his neck falling down in his hallway at home. The fall broke his neck and his oldest son, just 8 years old at the time, found him and bravely called for help. Read more

Singletons Mom Jen

Jen first found a lump in her breast on a cool September day in 2013 while playing with her 3-year old son. Her doctors found it was benign. But five months later, she found another lump, this time it was a very aggressive form of breast cancer, two tumors barbelled together.

Arizona Tax Credits

Are you taking advantage of the Arizona tax credits available to reduce the amount of income tax you have to pay? If not, you should be. There are a number of opportunities available to benefit The Singletons and other schools and organizations—and contributing may not cost you a dime!

A tax credit gives you much more ‘bang for the buck’ than a deduction. A deduction reduces your taxable income, while a credit actually removes your tax liability – dollar for dollar.  If you owe, the donation will reduce the amount owed, dollar for dollar.  If you’re getting a refund, the credit will increase your refund, dollar for dollar.

Even better than that, you actually have until you file your Arizona tax return to make a retroactive contribution to the organization of your choice for the prior tax year. In other words, if you sit down in front of your tax professional on April 14th, and realize that you owe a tax payment to the Arizona Department of Revenue, you can make a payment to one or more charitable organizations instead. If you’re getting a refund, but still want to make a contribution, you can increase your Arizona refund dollar for dollar.

And you’re not just limited to one or two of theses credits. If you have enough tax liability, you can actually donate to all five of the credits listed below.  That means, a married couple filing jointly can effectively eliminate up to $4,869 in Arizona tax liability. Talk about voting with your dollar! If you contribute more than your liability for the year, you can roll those credits forward against future tax liability for up to five years.

For all of these credits, you no longer need to itemize your deductions in order to take advantage of them.  Sounds like a win-win-win for the taxpayer and the organization receiving the donation. Here are just a few of the tax credit opportunities available.

Personal Tax Credits

  • Qualifying Charitable Organizations – Formerly the Working Poor credit, these contributions go to organizations that provide medical care, childcare, shelter, and job training services to low income Arizona residents. The Singletons is just one of the many organizations that qualify for this credit.
  • Qualifying Foster Care Organization Credit is a relatively new credit, first available for the 2013 tax year. Each of these organizations provide services to more than 200 Arizona foster children.
  • Public School Tax Credit – Arizona taxpayers can contribute to an Arizona public school. You can even count your child’s activity fees paid to their public school. Schools use these credits to help fund extracurricular activities, character education programs, prep materials for standardized testing and other qualifying activities.
  • Individual Private School Tuition Credits – Two private school tuition tax credits are available for individual taxpayers—if you contribute more than the maximum credit to a private school tuition organization, the remainder of your contribution may roll over to the certified school tuition organization credit. This effectively doubles the amount you may contribute to the tuition organization of your choice.

When you support an organization like the Singletons, you are effectively designating exactly where you’d like your Arizona tax dollars to go. The organization that you choose gets 100% of your donation, and you ultimately get all of that money back in reduction of your Arizona tax liability.  What could be better than that?


Credit Single, Head of Household, Married filing separately limit Married filing jointly limit Deadline
Qualifying Charitable Org. (Form 321) $400 $800 April 15th of the following year
Qualifying Foster Care Org. (Form 321) $500 $1,000 April 15th of the following year
Public School (Form 322) $200 $400 April 15th of the following year
Private School Tuition / Certified School Tuition (Form 323 / 348) $1,135 for 2019, indexed annually for inflation $2,269 for 2019, indexed annually for inflation April 15th of the following year
Arizona Military Family Relief Fund $200 $400 Capped at a total of $1 million per year.


Find out more about how you can support The Singletons via the Arizona Charitable Tax credit here.


Special thanks to Stacy Herman Lang, with Lang Accounting Services, PLLC , for being a community partner to The Singletons and providing us with this valuable information.  Stacy Herman Lang is an Arizona CPA, specializing in personal and small business taxes. She is also a Certified Profit First Professional for small business. Her business – Lang Accounting Services, PLLC, is located in Tempe and has been in operation since 2008. Stacy has lived in the Phoenix area since 1982.


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