HCC News Archives

Jill Yancy
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HCC Volunteer Spotlight: Jill Yancy

Every month HCC is honored to highlight one of our amazing volunteers, this month HCC Maryvale volunteer Jill Yancy is deserving of this honor! Jill, a retired Phoenix native and mom of 4 children and a grandma to 8, started volunteering at HCC Maryvale last June. Jill, a previous business owner, now retired, was looking to give back to her community with some of her new free time.

Jill has worked in HCC’s food area, clothing boutique and has even assisted with clothing donations, processing, and laundry. When we asked Jill what her favorite item of volunteering at the HCC was she answered, “Being able to visit with HCC clients when they come through and feeling like I’m heling those in need. The HCC does such a great service in helping people with their immediate needs.”

Jill highly recommends others to get involved volunteering at the HCC adding, “It’s a great feeling to be able to help others who need it. We’ve all been in positions where we need help – everyone can give back and it’s a great way we can all support each other.”

All of us at HCC are grateful for Jill’s commitment to serve those in need at our Maryvale center. “Jill comes in every week, and she’s always smiling and willing to jump in wherever I ask!” said Paul Thompson, HCC Maryvale Director.

Thank you, Jill, for serving others with your time and energy!

If you’re interested in volunteering at HCCs across the Valley, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Adrie Olson at aolson@msfcares.org.

Jill Yancy
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Monthly Motivation: February 2019

HCC has been blessed with brand new Refrigerators and Freezers thanks to a grant given by the Association of Arizona Food Banks. HCCs will not be able to house fresh produce, bakery items, frozen items and food rescue items over night! Thank you again to AAFB for helping us better serve our HCC clients!

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HCC’s NEW Recycle Program

Due to HCC’s new clothing recycle partner HCC’s are only accepting the following donations:

  • Gently used clothing, all seasons, all sizes (please no undergarments)
  • Gently used shoes, belts, ties, purses, diaper bags
  • Gently used children’s books and toys
  • NEW home items
  • NEW nonperishable food, hygiene and baby items

Thank you for your support! To find out HCC’s donation drop-off days and hours please click here.

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Yes, It’s Tax Time

HCC is helping you put some SUNSHINE into your state taxes!

Yes, it’s for real! Taxes don’t have to be filled with dark clouds and rainstorms, because you can give your state liability to HCC & help us feed families in the Valley – there’s the sunny side to your taxes! You can figure out your state tax liability this month and donate what you owe the state to HCC instead. Arizona law allows you to make your tax-credit gift up until April 1st, 2019 for the previous year. That’s right! Then submit your HCC giving receipt to your CPA and ask for your dollar-for-dollar credit, be sure to include HCC’s state code: 20157. If you live outside of Arizona, let’s hope your state follows Arizona’s lead soon! Millions are donated each year through the Charitable tax-credit program and allows thousands of nonprofits just like HCC continue our outreach work!

Thank you to all who have made their tax-credit gifts to HCC for 2018, we are still seeking 300 more gifts to help us multiply each gift by winning this year’s IMPACT AZ $50,000 Grant! Each and every gift (no matter the size) helps us take one step closer! Please share this news with a friend today!

Still not sure how the Charitable Tax-Credit Plan works, watch this short video below, then follow this link to:

donate online today!

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50/50 Raffle

Last month HCC was invited to host the Arizona Coyotes 50/50 Raffle during their home game against the Pittsburg Penguins. Although the Coyotes lost a nail bitter in the final seconds of overtime by one goal, HCC and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation were BIG winners! HCC volunteers worked their ‘voices’ off yelling 50/50 all night and it paid off big! HCC team sold over $18,000 in ticket sales which means over $4,000 will go towards to feeding families right here in the Valley!

“It’s an incredible partnership that we are fortunate to have with the Coyotes. These 50/50 game nights are so much fun, our kids get to come out and be part of the action and overall HCC and the Coyotes Foundation are raising thousands to serve our community!” commented Director, Nicolee Thompson.

Thank you again to the Arizona Coyotes and Coyotes Foundation for their ongoing partnership and support! Want to join us at a 50/50 game next time? Email Nicolee.

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Working Out & Serving Families in the New Year!

HCC would like to thank all involved with last month’s “Healthy Families Dance Fitness Fundraiser” hosted by North Phoenix Fit Body Boot Camp in North Phoenix. The community was asked to bring a box of diapers in exchange for a free workout! Over 40 participants came out, donated diapers and funds to make sure babies in our community have the diapers they need! HCC would like to thank North Phoenix Fit Body Boot Camp owners Aaron and Amanda Robertson and Danny and Rosie Herrera for helping organize this entire event and inviting HCC to be a part!

It doesn’t take a lot of work to give back to your local community…focus on what you know and use that as a tool to serve others. Thank you all once again for using your talents to give back!

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Come Bowl with HCC! 2nd Annual Striking Out Hunger Event!

Bowlers of all skill levels WANTED! Join us on Saturday, March 2nd 1:30-4:30pm at Let It Roll Bowl & Entertainment in Phoenix as we host our 2nd Annual Striking Out Hunger Event!

Last year this event maxed out with 32 lanes filled with bowlers all raising funds and bowling to feed hungry families in the Valley. We need your participation to make this family-fun afternoon another success!

Here’s what to do:

Put a bowling team together of 8 people maximum (includes kids!) and sign up at www.teamhcc.org. Signing up your bowling team takes 30 seconds and creates your own Team Fundraising Page. Then share your Team Page with friends, family and co-workers asking for their support. The event is FREE for all teams which includes: FREE bowling, shoe rental, lunch & dessert and a fun photo booth! Plus, our Team Shirt will be yours once your team hits their fundraising goal of raising $1,500. You must register online for this event by February 28th!

Can’t make the event on the 2nd?

That’s alright, we have Sponsorship opportunities available! Click the button below for all event details and registration.

Invite a new friend to join your team, challenge your kids to get creative and be involved as together we will feed as many families as we can!

Any questions, please contact Nicolee.

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Monthly Motivation: January 2019

During last month’s incredible toy giveaway there were countless stories of ‘motivation.’ However, one stuck out because it included serving someone else’s needs. Last month – HCC’s local postal worker dropped in and asked if she could pick out three bags of toys for two little boys and one little girl who belonged to a family on her daily mail route. She’s gotten to know this family well over the years while delivering their mail and also knew their pride would stop them from ever asking for help during the holidays. The postal worker knew of their recent financial struggles and wanted to surprise them with some Christmas toys from “Santa.” We’re so glad that our postal worker reached out and that a few of our toys made a surprise Christmas appearance!

Noah Davis
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HCC Welcomes Noah To The Team!

Please help us welcome Noah Davis to the HCC Team. Noah will assist with maintaining food and hygiene product at HCC locations. Noah, recently married to his wife, Emily, is a sophomore at Grand Canyon University, majoring in Biblical Studies. Noah told us, “I am excited to join the HCC team because I’m joining a team that cares about each person they serve. It’s amazing to see how the HCC is used to bless so many families.”

Welcome to the HCC Team, Noah!

Noah Davis
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It’s The New Year, Did You Forget To Make Your 2018 Arizona Charitable Tax-Credit Gift?

Happy New Year from all of us at MSC, Inc. / Harvest Compassion Centers! Most of us concluded December with some year-end giving, and a portion of that usually included making an Arizona Charitable Tax-Credit gift. But don’t worry if you didn’t get that gift submitted before the end of 2018, Arizona law allows you to still make your tax-credit gift up until April of 2019 for the previous tax year. That’s right! You can figure out your state tax liability this month and donate what you owe the state to HCC instead. Then submit your HCC giving receipt to your CPA and ask for your dollar-for-dollar credit. Be sure to include HCC’s state code: 20157. If you live outside of Arizona, let’s hope your state follows Arizona’s lead soon! Millions are donated each year through the Charitable Tax-Credit Program and allows thousands of nonprofits just like HCC to continue our outreach work!

Thank you to all who have made their tax-credit gifts to HCC for 2018 – We are seeking 300 more gifts to help us multiply each gift by winning this year’s IMPACT AZ $50,000 Grant! Each and every gift (no matter the size) helps us take one step closer! Please share this news with a friend today!

Still not sure how the Charitable Tax-Credit Plan works, watch this short video below, then follow this link to:

donate online today!