Phillips Law Group Volunteers at Arizona Helping Hands Back-to-School Pop-Up Shops

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In late July, volunteers with Phillips Law Group headed out on road trips to Mesa and Yuma to help provide backpacks to kids in need through Arizona Helping Hands’ Back-to-School pop-up shop initiative. Through the campaign, more than 800 children across Arizona got the supplies they need to start the school year off on the right foot. 

Over a two-week period, Arizona Helping Hands hit the road with the help of their new mobile unit to deliver backpacks and school supplies to children in foster care across the Grand Canyon State who previously did not have access to the organization’s resources. Staff with the nonprofit, alongside many enthusiastic volunteers, visited 12 cities and were able to provide 838 children with supplies. 

At the Yuma event where Phillips Law Group volunteers assisted, more than 100 backpacks were distributed to grateful kids and their parents and advocates who showed up in spite of the record-breaking heat in Arizona in July. 

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Ilce Mondragon, the firm’s Community Relations Specialist, was especially touched by the story of one individual at the event who cares for five foster children, two of which are already in college. She explained that the kids “love her as if she was [their] biological mom” and that the woman has been taking care of them for over 9 years. 

“She was so grateful,” Ilce said, adding that one of the kids is preparing to start college and has a bright future with the goal of becoming a doctor. 

No matter where in Arizona foster children like that call home, Arizona Helping Hands and their #FosterAllies volunteers like those with Phillips Law Group can reach them to get them much-needed resources like school supplies. The Arizona Helping Hands’ Back-to-School pop-up was a huge success, and one that our firm was proud to be a part of. 

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This was just one of several recent events Phillips and AZHH have partnered on, and we are excited to help the organization continue to make a difference for foster kids in the future! To learn more about the non-profit and the life-changing work they do for foster children across Arizona, please check out their website.

And if you’d like to learn more about the firm’s community involvement or get involved in a future volunteer opportunity with us, please take a look at our Community page. We would love to sign you up for our own outreach events or connect you with one of our amazing volunteer partners!