Come Celebrate With Us!

You're invited to join us for our Mission: Accomplished! Celebration! This graduation is an opportunity for you to enjoy fellowship with friends of the Phoenix Rescue mission, and celebrate the transformed lived of those we are privileged to serve. See testimony videos for the graduates who have completed their Ministry Training programs through the Mission, and honor organizations who partner with the Mission and make an incredible impact in our community.

Consider inviting family members, friends or associates to introduce them to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, and see the impact you can have on your community!

If you are planning to attend, you must RSVP so that we can register you in advance. RSVP for this event at july2017celebration.eventbrite.com by Friday, July 14th. See you there!

Mission: Accomplished! Celebration

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Doors will open at 5:30pm

Dinner and program begin at 6pm

Scottsdale Bible Church

7601 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Ample parking located in the south parking lot

RSVP by Friday, July 14, 2017

 

Phoenix Mercury Shoe Drive

Brittney Griner to Host ‘2017 BG’s Heart and Sole Shoe Drive’

Brittney Griner is once again hosting “BG’s Heart and Sole Shoe Drive” this season. The first collection will be done on Saturday May 27th at the Phoenix Mercury game against the Dallas Wings. This initiative started when Griner noticed many of the homeless across the Valley were without shoes and wanted to help.

 

“I would wake up every day, and put on a pair of shoes, never thinking about what it would be like to go without,” said Griner. “After seeing people walking the streets of Phoenix, without anything on their feet, I knew I had to do something to help.  With the support of my team and the X-Factor, the best fans in the WNBA, I am confident that together we will be able to make a difference and help those in need.”

Fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used shoes of all sizes. Donation bins will be located in the Casino Arizona Pavilion inside Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday May 27th.

All shoes collected on Saturday May 27 will be donated to Phoenix Rescue Mission. Fans who donate will also be entered to win autographed Brittney Griner merchandise. Griner will join Phoenix Rescue Mission to deliver the shoes personally to the men and women in need early on May 28th.

ATTN:Community Relations

Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

Free Food for Water Donations

FOUND:RE Hotel Forks Out Free Food for Water Donations

 The Boutique-style hotel to partner with Phoenix Rescue Mission for month-long water drive, beginning June 14

The FOUND:RE Hotel has partnered with Phoenix Rescue Mission for a month-long water drive, beginning June 14, in support of the Mission’s 5th Annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief campaign.

 The boutique-style hotel, located in downtown Phoenix on Central Avenue and Portland Street, is asking the public to bring cases of water to the hotel, where donors will receive a buy-one-get-one-free certificate for every case of water they drop off. Each coupon is good for lunch sandwiches or salads and dinner entrees at the hotel’s wood-fired kitchen MATCH: Restaurant & Cocktails.

All water donations will go directly to Phoenix Rescue Mission to support its Code:Red Street Outreach program, which is a central part of the heat-relief campaign, delivering water and other heat-relief items to those on the streets who need it most. Since the Mission first launched Code:Red in 2013, heat-related deaths among the homeless have continued on a downward trend, according to the latest data from Maricopa County.

“Every year our deadly summer heat claims the lives of too many people on our streets, and it’s vital that we all come together to fight this epidemic of homelessness,” said Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO Jay Cory. “Without the support of the public and local businesses like the FOUND:RE, we would not be able to continue our efforts in making our community a better place for everyone.”

The 5th Annual Code:Red campaign began on May 1 and runs through August 31. Partnering with several businesses and municipalities, including the cities of Phoenix, Peoria and Glendale, the nonprofit hopes to collect and distribute at least 1 million bottles of water during the campaign to support the needs within the community.

Other items needed include white socks, toiletries, cool snack packs, hats, light-colored T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, chilly neck coolers and more.

Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. The nonprofit Mission, which has been operating since 1952, is asking the public for support of its many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the new Changing Lives Center for Women and Children. For more information, call (602) 233-3000 to learn more about Code:Red Summer Heat Relief campaign.

Rattlers Serve Our Community

Thank you to the Arizona Rattlers for coming and serving our men at the Mission's Community Solutions Center! We appreciate your support and love towards our hungry and homeless neighbors, and your involvement outside of the arena. GO RATTLERS!

Community Easter Event

Our Community Easter Event to benefit low-income children and families is right around the corner!

If you would like to participate and/or receive assistance at this event, please contact Volunteer Services at (602)346-3363 or volunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org. Open spaces tend to fill up quickly so inquire about signing up as soon as possible!

Our Greatest Need: This year, our greatest need will be for pre-filled Easter baskets to hand out to the children who will be coming to this event. If you want to help this outreach happen, but can't decide how you like to give, please consider organizing an Easter basket drive or making a few on your own. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities: As one of our biggest outreach events of the year, we need a lot of volunteers! Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities you can choose from for the event. FYI, there will only be 1 shift for this event, 8am-1pm.  When you choose an activity, please respond to Volunteer Servicesvolunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org or (602)346-3363. We will send you a confirmation with times, location, etc.

Sponsorship: We could not make the day possible without friends helping sponsor the activities. If you would like to sponsor any of the items below in part or in full, please contact Oscar Barajas, Mission Sharing Coordinator, at obarajas@phoenixrescuemission.org or (602)346-3383.

  • Bounce House ($300)
  • Bounce House ($200)
  • Bounce House ($200)
  • Cases of Water (100 cases)
  • 2 Popcorn Machines
  • 2 Cotton Candy Machines
  • 2 Snow Cone Machines

How to Sign Up to Volunteer

  1. Volunteers 18 years and above: Everyone 18 years and above will need to fill out a volunteer application (unless you have a current application on file).
  2. Volunteers under 18 years:  Children 17 years and under will not need to fill out a full volunteer application. Instead, click here to fill out a Youth Authorization and Liability Form, once for each minor.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Egg Hunt (15 people) Volunteers will set up and run this activity, including placing eggs in the field and organizing children for the hunt. We will need 3,000 candy-filled plastic eggs (no chocolate). We are collecting candy-filled eggs separately, but would also welcome any eggs that volunteers are able to sponsor and put together.
  • Cookie & Cake Walk (5-7 people) Volunteers will run this activity, which entails kids (and sometimes parents) walking around a circle of numbers. When the music stops, everyone will be on a numberand the volunteers will pull out a number from a basket and whoever is on that number gets their coice of one cake or package of cookies. (All prizes will be provided by the Mission.) Volunteers should coordinate music for the cake walk, numbers for the walk, numbers to draw from, and a basket to place the numbers for drawing.
  • Egg and Spoon Relay (10 people) Volunteers will set up and run this game, which involves handing out spoons and eggs and setting kids up to race each other. Plastic spoons and prizes for winners are to be provided by the volunteer(s).
  • Face Painting (4-6 people) Volunteers will provide all face paints and bring tables, chairs, wipes, water, and other items needed for a face painting station.
  • Balloon Animals (2 people) Volunteers will provide all of the supplies necessary to make balloon animals.
  • 2 Cotton Candy Booths (4+ people each) This sponsor and volunteer provides all equipment and supplies to distribute free cotton candy and organizes a team to make and give away the cotton candy.
  • 2 Snow Cone Booths (4+ people each) This sponsor and volunteer provides all equipment and supplies to distribute free snow cones and organizes a team to make and give away the snow cones.
  • 2 Popcorn Machines (4+ people each) This sponsor and volunteer provides all equipment and supplies to distribute free popcorn and organizes a team to make and give away the popcorn.
  • Crafts Volunteers decide what craft they would like to do and provide the materials for the craft. Each group would need to provide enough materials for 100 people. We can have several crafts during the event. The number of volunteers needed will depend on what craft you choose.
  • Chapel Ministry (6-8 people) Volunteer(s) will help guide families into and out of the auditorium for the ministry.
  • Parking Attendants (15 people) We will need volunteers to help direct and park cars in the parking lot.
  • Inflatable Activity Attendants (2-3 people each) Volunteers to monitor inflatable activities for the children.
  • Trash Detail (5-7 people) Volunteers to monitor trash cans, empty cans, and put in new bags as well as walk around and clean up during the event.
  • Easter Basket Distribution (10 people) Volunteers will hand out Easter Baskets as the children leave and replenish the tables with more baskets.
  • Food Bag Distribution (10-15 people) Volunteers will help families carry their  food bags  to their cars.  (Involves lifting and carrying the weight of the food bags.)
  • Floaters (5-10 people) These volunteers will provide a break for volunteers in other jobs during the event, provide water to other volunteers, and help wherever needed.