Calling all Ghosts, Goblins,
Monsters, Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies!
It's Fright Night Rock n' Box at St. Mary's, the world's premiere spookiest food bank crypt, and all netherworldly heroes are needed to send dreadful hunger right into its grave! Join the Phoenix Philanthropists for a hair-raising night starting with some grisly, but tasty, morsels from the cauldron. Then, when the howling music starts, as many as 150 spooky creatures will come together and begin sorting food and packing much-needed Emergency Food Boxes (EFBs) to meet the immediate needs of those in crisis. So let's torture hunger with our enchanting teamwork, and let's make a ghoulishly huge difference together on Fright Night!
ATTIRE: Please wear a Halloween costume (spooky or kooky or anything in between) or comfortable clothing (no sleeveless shirts, tanks, spaghetti straps, exposed midriffs, or short shorts) for a non-temperature controlled warehouse environment, and closed-toed shoes.
REFRESHMENTS: Delicious food and drinks are provided before we get started, and water is available at any time during the event.
AGE GUIDELINES: The minimum age to volunteer for this event is 12-years-old, in the accompaniment of a parent or guardian. This is a wonderful project for kids to learn the importance of helping those in need.
ST. MARY'S RELEASE FORM: If this is your first time volunteering at St. Mary's, or if you have not yet completed their release form, please print the form by clicking here, then complete it and bring it with you.
PHOENIX PHILANTHROPISTS RELEASE FORM: If you have not already, please complete the online Phoenix Philanthropists Release Form. A form should also be completed by any adults guests of members; and for each participating child under 18, by their parent or legal guardian. Though the instructions on this form still say to print it, that is not necessary as the form is now fully automated.
PARKING: Please follow the signs to the large volunteer parking lot.
VALUABLES: Please leave valuables, including purses and backpacks, at home or in your vehicle. St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into their facilities.
ENTRANCE: Walk up the large ramp to the roll-up door--it will automatically open for volunteer heroes--then sign in with the Phoenix Philanthropists at the front desk.
ATTENDANCE: If, after signing up for this event, you are are no longer able to attend, PLEASE update your RSVP ASAP. This allows other volunteers the opportunity to participate, and, most importantly, allows us to keep our commitments to best assist our charity partners.
Phoenix Philanthropists Attendance Policy: We understand that plans change and emergencies come up. If you RSVP YES but can no longer attend, PLEASE change your RSVP ASAP. Our charity partners rely on us to attend when we say we will and our attendance policy is intended to ensure we can meet our charity partners' expectations. Please give as much prior notice as possible, but at a minimum of 2 hours notice for this event before canceling. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/month or 6 No Call No Shows/year, you will be removed from the Phoenix Philanthropists Meetup. Please understand this policy is not intended to penalize our philanthropists, but to ensure we maintain good relationships with our charity partners and can give the most back to our community.