Charity happy hour to benefit the local homeless

As I've been volunteering lately helping feed the homeless, I've noticed that many of them are coming in very sunburned.  People seem to donate things such as clothing and food, but things like sunscreen isn't something we would think about.  Because of this I have decided to have a happy hour to benefit the homeless to collect things they need such as:

* sunscreen

* chapstick

* hats

* other summer items

They are also always in need of backpacks to carry their stuff around.  Clean out your closets and see what you have that you don't use!!

Hit up your local dollar stores!  They carry these items and your money can go a longer way!

I'll be happy to take other donated items as well!  I'll be giving all items to the Andre House in the downtown Phoenix area

If you don't want to go shopping for stuff I will be happy to take cash donations as well. 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DONATE! 


Firehouse has $3 beers, $4 calls and 1/2 appetizers until 8:00 (beer prices go until 10:00!)

for more info on firehouse check out their website http://ilovefirehouse.com/scottsdale/

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  • Brian

    I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience volunteering at the Andre House in the future. It is a very rewarding experience.

    April 19, 2013

  • Brian

    I agree with Sheri : You are all AWESOME!! Thank you to everyone for being so generous! Sheri thank you for hosting a great event for a great cause!

    April 19, 2013

  • Sheri

    Stunned and in awe by all the items that were donated last night!!! I estimate there is approximately $1,000 dollars worth of stuff! To give you just an idea of what was donated:
    204 chapsticks
    162 sunglasses
    141 sunblocks
    76 hats
    138 misc clotings/shoes
    75 backpacks/bags
    and a HUGE amount of toiletries and other misc items!!!

    My trunk was so full that I could feel the extra weight when I drove home! I had to organize everything to make room for the rest of the items I already had at home that need to be delivered!

    THANK YOU to all of you who came out and who donated!! You are all AWESOME!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Fun night and for a great cause.

    April 18, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sheri, I'm on my way.

    April 18, 2013

  • Sheri

    I just found out that the number 1 item Andre House needs is sunglasses!

    April 17, 2013

    • Jennifer

      There is a huge box of sunglasses in my office for promos. Let me ask if I can snag some for the event. :)

      1 · April 17, 2013

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    A former member

    wonderful idea, I will be there and I am bringing stuff!

    April 17, 2013

  • Brenda

    I should get there 6ish after work

    April 11, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sounds like a great idea :)

    April 5, 2013

  • Wayne

    Sounds great.. ;)

    April 5, 2013

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