Students in grades K-12 will receive fully-stocked backpacks, uniform vouchers and sports physicals during Saturday, July 25 event
WHO: Phoenix Rescue Mission and 600 students in grades K-12.
WHAT: Homeless and poor students from various Title I District schools throughout the Valley will receive backpacks, uniforms, back-to-school supplies and equipment, and sports physicals.
WHY: Every year Phoenix Rescue Mission hosts its back-to-school event so children of homeless and poor families have the same opportunity for success as every other student. If not for Phoenix Rescue Mission, it’s donors and volunteers, many of these children would begin the school year without the necessary tools to thrive. This not only sets them back academically but also decreases their self-esteem and overall well-being, decreasing their chances for future success.
WHEN: Saturday, July 25, from 9 – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Contact Nicole Peña or Josh Skalniak for location details (contact info below)
- More than 500 elementary and middle school students will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and school uniforms.
- 100 high school students will receive free sports physicals.
- Phoenix Rescue Mission will be signing up poor and homeless families to receive food boxes, as well as offering case management and vocational development services.
- A Phoenix Rescue Mission spokesperson will be on hand to talk about the Mission and its work to ensure underprivileged children in the community are not forgotten.
- Disadvantaged families may be available to talk about what it means to them that the community is stepping up to help the underprivileged.
Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. The non-profit 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.
Josh Skalniak, Fingerpaint, office: (480) 368-7999; cell: (480)352-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Peña, Phoenix Rescue Mission, office: (602) 346-3342; cell: (602) 516-8576 (On-Site), email@example.com