Holiday Volunteering in Phoenix

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While we reflect on the many things we are thankful for we also remember those who are in need in our communities. You can help this holiday season, as well as throughout the year, by volunteering, donating items or making a cash donation.

The following is a list of some charitable organizations in Metro Phoenix and their volunteer opportunities and donation needs so you can think ahead and schedule your holiday volunteering in Phoenix.

ANDRÉ HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY

213 S. 11th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ  85007

602-255-0580

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  No

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  No

Go online to view days and times donations are accepted.

Donate: Blankets, ground coffee, sleeping bags, clothing, socks, underwear, backpacks, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, pens, and sunscreen. Make a cash donation online.

FIBCO FAMILY SERVICES

Part of First Institutional Baptist Church

1141 E. Jefferson

Phoenix, AZ  85034

602-385-3900

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  Yes

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  Yes

FIBCO is serving a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 following a church service. Volunteer help is needed between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM but you do not have to be there the entire time. Clothing and blankets will be distributed and a call station will be available so guests can call home. If volunteer stylists are available, free haircuts will be provided.

Donate: Blankets, clothing (all ages), toys, and non-perishable food.

PAZ DE CRISTO OUTREACH CENTER

425 W. Broadway Road

Mesa, AZ

480-464-2370

www.pazdecristo.org/

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  No

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  No

Ninety-three cents of every dollar donated is used to feed as many hungry people as possible.

Donate: Non-perishable food, adult clothes and hygiene items. Make a cash donationonline.

PHOENIXRESCUE MISSION

1801 S. 35th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ  85009

602-233-3000

www.phoenixrescuemission.org

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  No

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  Yes

Phoenix Rescue Mission offers volunteer opportunities seven days a week for their breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Call to speak with a Volunteer Coordinator. Donations accepted from 9am – 2pm on Monday through Friday.

Donate: Ongoing basis – non-perishable food, water, meats and dairy, clothing and baby items. Visit their website for current wish list items. Make a [cash donation](https://www.kintera.org/site/c.7pLHLTPzEdLSH/b.7519075/k.7FF4/Donation_Form__Single_Step/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?__utma=1.581713207.1352748748.1352918986.1352942582.3&__utmb=1.1.10.1352942582&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1352942582.3.2.utmcsr=arizona.todaysmama.com|utmccn=(referral%29|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&__utmv=-&__utmk=177157925) online.

SAINT MARY’S FOOD BANK

Knight Transportation Center

3131 W. Thomas

Phoenix,AZ 85009

602-242-3663

www.firstfoodbank.org/

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  Yes

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  Yes

Donate a turkey and other non-perishable food items on Saturday, November 17, 2012at Albertson’s stores. Cash donations are also gladly accepted. Ninety-five percent of every donation directly supports the mission. $1.00 provides 7 meals.

Donate food at the 3131 W. Thomas Road location from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday. Make a cash donation online.

ST. VINCENTDE PAUL

602-261-6886

www.stvincentdepaul.net/

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  Yes

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  Yes

St. Vincent de Paul has five dining rooms throughout the valley. Go online to review a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Donate: Non-perishable food, clothing, backpacks, blankets, sleeping bags, personal hygiene products, wound care dressings, unexpired diabetic supplies, and gently used household furnishings (for their thrift stores that support their programs). Make a cash donation online.

TUMBLEWEEDCENTERFOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Administrative Offices

1419 N. 3rd Suite 100

Phoenix, AZ  85004

602-271-9904

www.tumbleweed.org

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  No

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  No

Donate: Bottled water, food, clothing, socks, underwear, linens, backpacks. For the holidays: gifts for children; bus passes; small denomination gift cards for Target, WalMart or fast food restaurants. Make a cash donation online.

URBAN OUTREACH

Part of the Tempe First United Methodist Church

215 E. University Drive

Tempe, AZ

480-967-3376

Needs volunteers for Thanksgiving 2012?  No

Needs volunteers for Christmas 2012?  No

Donate: Clothing, shoes, personal hygiene products, food, disposable plates and utensils, paper products, laundry soap, liquid dish soap, bicycles, bike locks, backpacks and duffel bags, gift cards (Visa, Target, Walmart, or Fry’s). Make a cash donation online.

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