Arizona Helping Hands Organizes Backpack Drive

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Arizona Helping Hands is an amazing organization that provides essential services to children in foster care – a mission that Phillips Law Group strongly believes in and supports. Currently, the nonprofit is hard at work on a backpack drive for foster kids throughout the state, with the goal of collecting 7,500 backpacks and school supplies to serve children throughout the year.

Recently, Arizona Helping Hands held a launch event celebrating its new mobile unit, which will act as a pop-up shop for foster children and families in parts of the state further away from the AZHH resource center. Through July 21, more than 250 children in foster care received a backpack filled with school supplies through the pop-up events alone! 

The organization has already held pop-up events in Kingman, Flagstaff, Prescott, Tuba City, Window Rock, Show Low, Tucson, Casa Grande, Globe, and Mesa. There are also planned events at Yuma and Goodyear, where more than 300 kids have already signed up for backpacks. 

The services that Arizona Helping Hands provides to these kids are unmatched and can be life-changing. Too often, foster children are removed from their homes with nothing but the clothes they have on, and having things that make them feel special – like their own, brand new backpack and school supplies – can make all the difference. Initiatives like this backpack drive help ensure that children on a foster care journey thrive – always. 

Phillips Law Group proudly supports AZ Helping Hands in its mission and helped fund the launch of the mobile unit alongside the Phoenix Suns and other funding partners. We are currently collecting backpacks at our downtown Phoenix office as well as donations so that the organization can buy more backpacks to help kids in need. 

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about Arizona Helping Hands and how we partner with them on opportunities like their ongoing backpack drive. If you’d like to make a donation to the backpack drive fund, please donate here

team photo of smaller group for Arizona Helping Hands mobile unit launch blog

And if you are a foster family member or advocate who wants to learn more about the Arizona Helping Hands Back-to-School Initiative, please check out their website and information on the campaign here

At Phillips Law Group, we are committed to completing acts of service in the community through volunteer work such as our efforts with organizations like Arizona Helping Hands. You can learn more about our outreach on our Community page

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to find out how you can best support organizations like Arizona Helping Hands and their campaigns like the backpack drive! We would be happy to put you in touch with one of our volunteer partners to see how you can make a difference in the community, too.