School is back in session! Thanks to generous donors, kids in the Emergency Children’s Shelter, Family Resources, Early Education Services, and Foster Care programs are starting the school year with new backpacks full of school supplies and new school clothes and uniforms. Over the last three months, companies, social groups, and individuals have gone the extra mile to help our kids and families.

Supporters donated hundreds of backpacks and mountains of school supplies ranging from markers and crayons to binders and notebooks. In addition, several donated clothing and school uniforms, as well as funds and gift cards, to make sure that the children start their first day of school with confidence and are ready to learn.

We want to thank the following organizations and individuals for contributing to our Back to School campaign:

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 124
Arizona Country Club
Arizona Department of Administration
Begin Within Family Wellness
Dillard’s
Firebird Crossfit
Fry’s Food Stores
Global Tranz
Kaspersky Lab
LDI/Preferred Packaging
Metro Properties
Mobile Mini Solutions
Nextiva
Phoenix Valley Mothers of Multiples
Soul Carrier
Target (Mesa & Queen Creek)
United Healthcare
Unity of Mesa
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wilde Wealth Management Group

Donna Aguiar
Bob Bove’ & Charmie Simms
Sara Deitrick
Tammara Edgin
Beth Gevritz
Cathleen Godfrey
Amanda Goossen
Sarah Inman
Jerry Irvine
Laureen Leingang
Therese & Craig Leblanc
Sally Lucas
John McCarthy
Thomas McClosky
Pam & John Miller
Elizabeth Ryan
Tammie & Mark Wagner
Jenilyn Young

The children in our programs are always in need of clothing and other items. If you’d like to help, please consider donating gift cards to Target, Walmart, Old Navy, and Kohls so we can provide the children with the items they need.

Click here for more information about ways you can help.