Close your eyes, and think back to what you were doing toward the end of February. You were probably working. Starting to get outside more and enjoy Arizona’s beautiful spring weather. Maybe making plans for a Spring Break or summer trip. For most of us, life was great…and normal.
Now, everything has changed. Amid coronavirus concerns, most of us are working from home if we can or spending long hours on the front lines trying to keep business going and people safe. We’re spending more time at home and cooking more than most of us have in years. We’re stocking up on food, clothing, and extra supplies, and helping our high-risk family members and friends do the same.
However, not everyone is as fortunate as most of you reading this. In Arizona, 1 in 4 kids and 1 in 5 adults live in a “food hardship,” which means they don’t have three meals a day. During difficult times like the 2008 recession and the current coronavirus pandemic, these numbers rise significantly.
That’s why Harvest Compassion Centers (HCC) need our help, especially now. Homes for Good is thrilled to partner with HCC as our Non-Profit of the Quarter for Q2 2020 so we can raise awareness and money to help feed local families in need. Donations will go toward HCC’s FEED 1 program. For every $28 we raise, a local family will receive a “Compassion Bag” filled with one month’s worth of food and hygiene items!
We partnered with HCC because we fundamentally believe in the power of community and the possibilities that can be achieved when we come together in support of our direct neighbors. This is an incredible opportunity for us to have a tangible impact on fellow families right here in Arizona.
Supporting Health and Hope with Harvest Compassion Center
Harvest Compassion Center’s (HCC) mission is to provide underserved people in Greater Phoenix with food and clothing in a hope-filled environment.
Since 2011, HCC Phoenix / Maryvale has fed over 100,000 individuals. The HCC strives to be more than just a local food bank. It’s a one-stop shopping experience. The Centers look like mini-marts and clothing boutiques, where clients are welcome to shop and choose their most-needed food, hygiene, baby, and clothing items all free of charge. With no pre-qualifications and/or appointments ever needed, HCCs are open to the general public and provide service to anyone living in Arizona with a first-class, dignified experience.
Harvest Compassion Centers were launched in response to the 2008 recession. Today with the COVID-19 crisis, they are experiencing record high numbers, confirming a greater need for the community’s support than ever.
More than half of all HCC clients since mid March have been brand new families. Half of those families came in because they have been temporarily laid off from their jobs. HCC expects these trends to continue in the coming weeks.
While supplies are dwindling, HCC’s commitment is not — but they need our help. Let’s come together to raise awareness and money so they can keep up with increasing demand and love our local neighbors.
How You Can Help Feed Neighbors in Need
Our goal at Homes for Good is to elevate the good that’s already happening in our community and make an impact daily. HCC shares this goal, and we couldn’t be more excited to support them this quarter.
With your involvement, we hope to raise $1,500 by the end of July, which will be matched by our generous Title Sponsor, Austin Bates and V.I.P. Mortgage. 100% of Homes for Good donations will go toward HCC’s FEED 1 program, which provides local families with “Compassion Bags” filled with one month’s worth of food and hygiene items.
Open houses are typically one of our main avenues for fundraising, but as the COVID-19 situation evolves, so are we. Since we’re not able to be together as much in person, here are three easy, virtual ways you can help us deliver food and hope to neighbors in need.
MAKE A MONETARY CONTRIBUTION:
Any and all donations are welcome. For only $28, you can feed one family every month through HCC’s FEED 1 program.
(100% of donations go directly to HCC. They are also a qualifying organization for the Arizona charitable tax credit.)
DONATE FOOD AND CLOTHING:
Drop off food and care items to 4744 E. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.
JOIN THE NEWSLETTER:
We’ll donate $1 for every person who joins the Homes for Good newsletter.
Let’s work together to help HCC feed our neighbors’ families and their spirits!