Food Bank Opportunity


Do you love to volunteer at the Phoenix Rescue Mission? Perhaps, you have wondered how you can get involved with the ministry of the Mission? If you are ready to make a difference in our community and truly serve, check out this new service opportunity on the West side!


Phoenix Rescue Mission

in collaboration with 

Hope For Hunger Food Bank

5605 N 55th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85301

Flexible shifts available - M-Th

1st Shift 6-8am

2nd Shift 8am-10am

3rd Shift 10am-12pm


Hope For Hunger Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to those in need and serves residents in Glendale, and some parts of Peoria and Phoenix. Go to and use the Hope For Hunger Food Bank filter to view opportunities.

Back to School Event

The first day of school can be an anxious time for any child. It’s especially tough for the kids who don’t quite fit in. The ones from low income families and unstable households. The ones who’ve grown up destitute or even homeless. At the Mission, we see them every day at Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center for Women & Children. They’re full of potential, but circumstances beyond their control have held them back. They deserve our love and support. For kids like these, the first day of school can bring taunting, teasing, and trouble focusing on their studies. They can fall behind their classmates, simply because they lack access to school supplies so many of us take for granted. But through your support of Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Back-to-School event, you can offer children a better chance at a brighter future. Your support will provide Maricopa County kids with backpacks, clothing, school supplies . . . everything they need to succeed in the new school year! Will you give generously today? It’s heartbreaking to think of less fortunate children in our community starting school at a disadvantage because their families can’t afford adequate supplies. Especially when the problem can be prevented through the generosity and kindness of friends like you.

You can help someone like Estelle, a grandmother of five children, ranging in age from 6 to 13. She works, but her paycheck just barely stretches to cover rent and food for the family. Estelle couldn’t stand the thought of her beloved grand kids showing up to school empty-handed on their first day. Like any parent or grandparent, she only wanted what’s best for the children in her care: “I want them to do well in school, and that’s hard if you think you don’t measure up,” she says. Though she came to the Mission with a look of desperation in her eyes, Estelle left with a cheerful smile. “All five of my grand babies got school uniforms in the right size and were able to pick a backpack,” she reports. “I went from worry to peace when I saw the number of people who cared.” You’re one of those people who care. And that’s why I’m counting on you to step up in a big way for our Back-to-School event. Please give generously today to help more kids like Estelle’s get the clothing and supplies they need to succeed in school. Thank you in advance for your caring heart.

This year we are so excited to launch a brand new opportunity for our Back to School drives! We have partnered with Dollar Days to provide customized pre-filled backpacks at the click of a button! If you would like to help students have a successful first day of school click here:

The Phoenix Rescue Mission needs your help to provide backpacks and back to school supplies to underprivileged children in the Phoenix area. Please consider filling durable backpacks with the following.

K-5th Grade

  • 2 boxes of pencils
  • 1 package of pens
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 package of lined paper
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 package of dry erase markers 
  • 1 pencil box or pouch
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 3 folders with prongs

6-8th Grade

  • 3 boxes of pencils
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 2 packages of lined paper 
  • 6 spiral notebooks
  • 1 thin dry erase marker
  • 1 glue stick
  • 8 pocket folders
  • 1 package of highlighters
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 1.5 inch binder
  • 3 black pens and 3 blue pens
  • 1 pencil sharpener


If you would like to deliver the backpacks and supplies, our warehouse is located at 1468 N 26th Ave, Phoenix 85009.  The hours of operation are 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. We can also arrange a pick up for you if you have a large amount of backpacks and supplies collected. Please schedule your transportation request two weeks prior to your pick-up date, and if you are dropping off your donation, please have the items at our warehouse by July 21st.

If you would like to hold a back to school drive contact Catie at with any questions or concerns.


Thank you for partnering with us to help our students have a wonderful first day of school!




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 by Friday, July 14th. See you there!

Mission: Accomplished! Celebration


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