Back To School

Donations Needed for Annual Back-to-School Community Event

More Than 600 Children to Receive School Necessities During In-Person Pickup

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rescue Mission, the Christ-centered nonprofit providing transformative support and resources to underserved communities, is excited to announce its back-to-school community outreach event will return to an in-person format this year to serve an estimated 600 Arizona students free uniforms, shoes, and school supplies. The event will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Kuban Elementary School (3201 W. Sherman Street) in Phoenix to pick out what they need. Students and families joining the event are referred by their local elementary schools in west Phoenix.

The nonprofit is accepting school supply donations at its warehouse, as well as purchases from its Amazon Charity List until July 18.Items needed include backpacks, gym shoes, writing utensils, hygiene items and school uniforms.

“As inflation continues to raise the prices of everyday essentials, many underserved members of the community may find that supplying their child for educational success is difficult,” said Ken Brissa, Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO. “We’re excited to alleviate these stressors for parents and give children the confidence and resources they need for a brighter future.”

WHO: Phoenix Rescue Mission, a nonprofit with programs designed to transform lives, including Hope for Hunger Food Bank, Hope Coach homeless street outreach, temporary shelter programs, and addiction recovery programs for men, women, and women with children.

WHAT: A free back-to-school supply drive during which hundreds of children can receive items such as school uniforms, hygiene necessities, tools, writing utensils, shoes and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Supplies can be dropped off or purchased online via the Amazon Charity List from now until July 18.)

WHERE: Kuban Elementary School

3201 W Sherman St, Phoenix, AZ 85009

Spanish-speaking volunteers are currently still needed for the event. For more information about Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Back to School event, latest community care initiatives, and how to get involved, click here.