Community Easter Event

Our Community Easter Event to benefit low-income children and families is right around the corner! On March 24th, the Mission is expecting to serve over 1,000 children and over 700 families!

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.

Our goal is 1000 filled wrapped Easter baskets and 700 Easter Fill-A-Bag’s for low-income families in need. If you would like to participate in making Easter baskets or Food Boxes, below you will see a suggested list of items to include. If you have questions about getting started and involved, contact Catie at (602)346-3347 or chammann@phoenixrescuemission.org

Filled Easter Baskets - 1,000 Needed

Ideas for filling the baskets include:

  • "Grass"
  • Plastic Eggs (filled with candy)
  • Coloring books with crayons
  • Candy (no chocolate)
  • Children's books/Bible
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Small toys

Filled Food Boxes - 700 Needed

Ideas for filling the food boxes:

  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 4 cans of fruit
  • 4 cans of vegetables
  • 2 cans of beans
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 1 box, or bag of cereal
  • 2 packages of instant potatoes
  • 2 cans of tuna or chicken
  • 2 packages of dry gravy mix
  • 2 packages of pasta/rice/beans
  • 1 package of cake mix and can of frosting

How to Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities: As one of our biggest outreach events of the year, we need a lot of volunteers! We could not do this without your help. Ready to get involved? Contact Volunteer services at  volunteer@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 Peter, Mission Sharing Coordinator, at pmolina@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

Frozen Turkey Drive

In November, the Mission is committed to serving our low-income and needy neighbors have a blessed Thanksgiving. All month the Mission will be collecting frozen turkeys and food boxes to distribute to families in need. Our goal this year is to provide frozen turkeys and food boxes for 1,500 families! We are kicking off November with our first Frozen Turkey Drive in Glendale. Come by Sam's Club in Glendale and drop off your frozen turkeys to donate. We hope to see you there!

 

Frozen Turkey Drive - November 4, 2017

 7am - 4pm

Sam's Club - 18501 N 83rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Food Box Deliveries

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The holidays are fast approaching, and volunteers with the Phoenix Rescue Mission is spreading a bit of holiday cheer, by delivering hundreds of food boxes with a turkey, to ensure everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving.

Over the weekend, Taylor Roberts and her family made the rounds, delivering the boxes to those around town who might go without a Thanksgiving.

"They smile, and they look happy, and it makes me feel really warm inside," said Roberts.

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Spreading holiday cheers with food box deliveries

Volunteers are making sure that people in need across the Valley will have a Thanksgiving meal this year. FOX 10's Ty Brennan reports.

Roberts' family is just one of hundreds of volunteers that put together the boxes, and then delivered them to people across the valley. The Phoenix Rescue Mission has been delivering these boxes, during every Thanksgiving season, for the past two decades.

"We want to make sure that every family is able to have a wonderful turkey dinner, and enjoy the family opportunity like the rest of us do," said Gail Engstrom with the Phoenix Rescue Mission.

For the Roberts family, they hope this delivery will become a tradition for them, in the years to come.

"It really -- you can't put a price on the experiences you get," said Roberts.

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/218788676-story

Volunteer with KMLE 108 to feed 50,000 people

 Ten lucky listeners will be picked to work side by side with the KMLE 108 on air staff this Saturday, August 28 from 8am to 12pm as we prepare and package 50,000 meals for the hungry. In support of the Stop Hunger Now Organization, we are partnering with Sanderson Automotive for this event and will be taking over the Sanderson Ford showroom. If you would like to be one of the lucky 10, please send us your contact info via the link below and briefly explain why we should pick YOU!

If you’re not picked, you can still help the hungry by bringing non-perishable food items for the Phoenix Rescue Mission to Sanderson Ford anytime between 9am and 12pm on Saturday,  Click here for a map to Sanderson Automotive. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is partnering with Stop Hunger Now to help local families suffering from food insecurity. The Mission is especially in need of peanut butter and jelly and canned tuna.

http://kmle108.radio.com/tag/phoenix-rescue-mission/ follow this link to enter the contest.

 

Disney Day Givers Gave Big

An amazing 7,429 pounds of food was donated at the Mission for Give a Day. Get a Disney Day. over the weekend!

On Saturday, April 10th, Disney encouraged people to give back to their community for one day in exchange for a one day ticket to the park. For those participating at Phoenix Rescue Mission, this meant bringing a 20 pound food donation and volunteering to make emergency food boxes to feed local Phoenix families.

In total, folks brought 7,429 pounds of food and assembled over 800 food boxes for our food pantry. Each of these boxes has enough food to feed a family of four for three days to help make ends meet. All this food could not come at a better time for the Mission as we are facing a food crisis here in Arizona.

The Disney event has ended but we still need food. Please visit our website if you would like to help.