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Backpacks Needed for Children at Murphy Clinic and Christown YMCA

Virgo is coordinating a backpack drive on behalf of Esperança, an international nonprofit headquartered in Phoenix. The backpacks will benefit low income Phoenix families. Individuals and corporations who want to make a donation can drop off items at Virgo’s offices from July 1 through July 31, 2013. Virgo is located at 3300 N. Central Ave., Ste. 300 in Phoenix.

“For many families in Phoenix, they aren’t able to afford basic school supplies,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “Partnering with Virgo is going to be a huge help in getting these backpacks donated and to the children who need them most. We appreciate the community’s support.”

They are hoping to acquire 75-100 new backpacks and supplies (paper, notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, erasers and glue) to help send low-income children back to school with the necessary items. The backpacks will be distributed to children between the ages of 5-17 at the Murphy Clinic and Christown YMCA.

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If you don’t have time to shop for a backpack or supplies, but would like to help, you can also send a check to Esperança, 1911 W. Earll Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85015, and indicate that it is for the “Backpack Fund.” You can also donate online or call Kevin at 602.252.7772 ext. 104 to make a payment by phone.

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off backpacks and supplies, call Jared Leslie, development director at (602) 252.7772 ext. 101.

Since 1970, Esperança has been providing programs to improve the health and well being of the world’s poor. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., this international nonprofit provides volunteer surgical missions, health education, training of community health workers, home building, clean water projects, micro enterprise, agricultural development, dental treatment and prevention programs, and sends donated medical equipment and supplies to project sites around the world. Esperança’s goal is to build clean, sustainable and healthy communities worldwide. To learn more, visit: www.wetransformlives.org

backpack kids

Backpacks Needed for Children at Murphy Clinic and Christown YMCA

Virgo is coordinating a backpack drive on behalf of Esperança, an international nonprofit headquartered in Phoenix. The backpacks will benefit low income Phoenix families. Individuals and corporations who want to make a donation can drop off items at Virgo’s offices from July 1 through July 31, 2013. Virgo is located at 3300 N. Central Ave., Ste. 300 in Phoenix.

“For many families in Phoenix, they aren’t able to afford basic school supplies,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “Partnering with Virgo is going to be a huge help in getting these backpacks donated and to the children who need them most. We appreciate the community’s support.”

They are hoping to acquire 75-100 new backpacks and supplies (paper, notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, erasers and glue) to help send low-income children back to school with the necessary items. The backpacks will be distributed to children between the ages of 5-17 at the Murphy Clinic and Christown YMCA.

back to school

If you don’t have time to shop for a backpack or supplies, but would like to help, you can also send a check to Esperança, 1911 W. Earll Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85015, and indicate that it is for the “Backpack Fund.” You can also donate online or call Kevin at 602.252.7772 ext. 104 to make a payment by phone.

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off backpacks and supplies, call Jared Leslie, development director at (602) 252.7772 ext. 101.

Since 1970, Esperança has been providing programs to improve the health and well being of the world’s poor. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., this international nonprofit provides volunteer surgical missions, health education, training of community health workers, home building, clean water projects, micro enterprise, agricultural development, dental treatment and prevention programs, and sends donated medical equipment and supplies to project sites around the world. Esperança’s goal is to build clean, sustainable and healthy communities worldwide. To learn more, visit: www.wetransformlives.org

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Arizona Builders' Alliance Backpack Drive

Remember the excitement you felt when you went back-to-school shopping and got a new ruler, pencil, crayons, pencil box, paper and backpack? With your support the Arizona Builders’ Alliance Community can provide children with that same feeling. You can help these children and their families by giving them the tools they need to learn and grow.

Collect donated items at your office in a “Back to School” collection box in a common area like the lobby. To request signage for a collection box, email Nita (nornelas@azbuilders.org) or Debbie (dcarlson@azbuilders.org). Donations will be accepted at both ABA offices through Friday, July 19, 2013. If necessary, you may also call ABA at 602-274-8222 for them to pick up the collected supplies at your location.

Your donations will go to those who need it most.

Suggested Back-to-School items:

Backpacks
Pencils
Crayons
Kleenex
Scissors
Glue Sticks
Rulers
Binders
Hand Sanitizer

Deliver donations by July 19 to:

1825 W. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

1661 N. Swan, #144
Tucson, AZ 85712

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Arizona Builders' Alliance Stepping Up To The Plate This Summer

There has been quite a bit of good news coming out the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) office this summer.

The ABA was recently awarded the AGC in the Community Award by Associated General Contractors of America. The award was given to the ABA for its outstanding community service projects in Tucson and Phoenix in 2011.

The ABA also earned the Excellence in Education Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors for its Leadership Development Forum (LDF) program.

On the community front, the ABA smashed its own record for the number of cell phones collected in the annual Cell Phone Drive for the Troops.

Last year’s record was 800 cell phones. This year ABA members collected 955 phones, which will give 28,650 minutes of free calling time to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Additionally, the ABA is also in the middle of its Backpack Drive to collect school supplies for the upcoming year. The ABA will accept donations through July 20 and will donate the supplies to the schools in the most need.

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance is one of 95 chapters across the country that is aimed at productivity of contractors, suppliers and professional service firms.

For more information on Arizona Builders’ Alliance, visit Arizona Builders’ website at azbuilders.org.