On July 24th, the Harvest Compassion Center Phoenix in partnership with Backpacks for Kids AZ began handing out over 600 backpacks and school supplies to local kids. Kids from the local community were invited into the HCC to pick out their favorite, brand-new school backpack for the upcoming school year. With school starting in early August this essential item, as well as, new school supplies are needed greatly. The HCC strives to provide physical items that HCC guests ask for. Two years ago, the multiple requests for school backpacks and school supplies became overwhelming enough for HCC leadership to take notice. From that point on the HCC decided to collect new backpacks and school supplies year-round and these items are handed out free of charge to bless kids as they get ready to enter school.
Thank you to our many partners who gave generously to make this third annual backpack drive the largest drive to date! What a blessing it is to see each kid’s smile as they pick out their new backpack and try it on for the first time. Thank you also to our HCC Advisory Board who assisted in finding financial partners, backpack donations and helped promote this outreach!