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Educating, Inspiring & Engaging Youth & Adults in Improving

Community Through Philanthropy

Phoenix Philanthropists is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and we use the Meetup.com to schedule volunteer opportunities in the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

As a nonprofit, we currently facilitate three programs.

1. Philanthropic Service Program

This program connects individuals and groups in sharing of their time and talent with nonprofit organizations on a regular and special event basis. Special volunteer projects are also facilitated by the Phoenix Philanthropists throughout the greater Phoenix Metro Area.

2. Philanthropy Education Program (PEP)

A comprehensive educational program that teaches youth and adults about the meaning and importance of philanthropy in our community.

3. Philanthropic Scholarship Program

A scholarship program for those who exhibit outstanding philanthropic contributions in our community through volunteerism. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.

We do not charge a membership fee to volunteer as we feel everyone should be able to contribute to helping others regardless of their financial situation. If you would like to support our efforts, please visit our SUPPORT US (http://phoenixphilanthropists.org/donate.html) page on our website and make a donation for any amount.

So now what? Volunteer in Phoenix! This group is open to anyone who has a desire to make a difference in other people's lives. Single? Married? Kids? It does not matter. What does matter is that you are reliable and professional when participating in group functions. We welcome families, youth groups, corporate groups and individuals. We are very passionate about getting the youth in our community more involved with volunteer opportunities.

When RSVPing, please keep in mind you are committing time to helping nonprofit organizations and people who need your help and are counting on it. The dynamics are different than the social Meetup groups, where it isn't as big of a deal if you don't show up. Please be responsible and cancel your RSVP at least 48 hours in advance if you can't make it. If you sign up for a wait list, consider it as your being on call for work. If you cannot fill in at the list minute and your plans change, please take yourself off the wait list. I do understand that things come up sometime. Just be mindful of what this group is about and those that we commit our time to.

Please review our mission and programs by visiting our Phoenix Philanthropists Website (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/). Once you join our Meetup group, please follow the instructions in your welcome email as to filling out contact information with our nonprofit and filling out our volunteer release form.

For any questions, please call (602) 824-8751 or email phxphilanthropists@gmail.com

Thanks for your interest!

Phoenix Philanthropists

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Upcoming events (5)

St. Mary's Food Distribution at the Knight Center

Knight Transportation Center

Please join the Phoenix Philanthropists for a wonderfully rewarding Friday afternoon at St. Mary's Food Bank Distribution Center assisting those most in need receive nutritious food essentials to help in their fight against hunger and malnutrition. With the enormous help of volunteers, St. Mary's, the World's first and model food bank, provides much-needed food to[masked] families every weekday at this Distribution Center, in addition to the millions of pounds of food distributed throughout Central & Northern Arizona each year. Volunteers will make a significant difference, providing warmth and friendliness while assisting clients load food into vehicles. It's an amazing way to have a lot of fun and get a nice workout, while helping those struggling most in our community. DUTIES May include, and are not limited to: • Loading food carts and helping clients load food into vehicles • Assisting other volunteers load food carts • Welcoming and intaking client LOCATION & PARKING Though this event takes place at St. Mary's Knight Distribution Center at 3131 West Thomas Road, we ask that you park in the Volunteer Parking at St. Mary's main Del E. Webb Warehouse just around the corner, at 2831 North 31st Avenue, and walk to the distribution center, in order to leave parking at the distribution available for the high volume of anticipated clients. AGE REQUIREMENTS Children 12-15 may volunteer for this event in the accompaniment of a parent or guardian and this printed and signed St. Mary's Parent Consent Form (http://files.meetup.com/1034457/St.%20Mary%27s%20Youth%20Release.docx). Teens 16-17 may volunteer with this printed and signed St. Mary's Parent Consent Form (http://files.meetup.com/1034457/St.%20Mary%27s%20Youth%20Release.docx). ATTIRE Please wear your Phoenix Philanthropists t-shirt (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/t-shirts/) or other comfortable clothing (but no: sleeveless shirts, tanks, spaghetti straps, exposed midriffs, or short shorts), and closed-toed shoes are required and should be comfortable for walking. As volunteers will be going in and out of a temperature controlled building, layers are suggested, especially for cooler weather. PHOENIX PHILANTHROPISTS RELEASE FORM If you have not already, please complete the online Phoenix Philanthropists Release Form (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/release-form/). A form should also be completed by any adult guests of members; and for each participating child under 18, by their parent or legal guardian. This form only needs to be completed one time, not for each event, but if you are unsure whether you may have submitted one already, please complete the form now. ATTENDANCE Please note Phoenix Philanthropists does have an 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. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/3 months 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.

ICM Food & Clothing Bank

ICM Food & Clothing Bank

Join the Phoenix Philanthropists for a wonderful morning the first Saturday of each month assisting those in need at Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM). We will be providing assistance to clients at the front counter, sorting and distributing food and clothing in the food box pantry and the clothing boutique, and interacting with children as their parents get food and clothing. So please come on down to be part of this amazing organization and help make a critical difference to over 100 families in great need. ATTIRE: Please wear comfortable clothing (no tanks, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts, exposed midriffs or short shorts) and closed-toed shoes. Feel free to bring gloves, if you prefer to work with them. AGE GUIDELINES: The minimum age is 12 years old. This is a great volunteer experience for teens to see first-hand the importance of assisting those in need. PARKING/ENTRANCE: Park in the lot of the east side of street or the south lot inside the gate. Use the intercom at the south gate to get in. RELEASE FORM: If this is your first time at ICM, or if you have not completed an ICM Release Form in the past, please complete one upon your arrival. ATTENDANCE: If, after you RSVP, you are no longer able to attend, please change your RSVP to "NO" ASAP so those who may be waiting are able to get a spot, and so we are to provide an accurate volunteer count to ICM. 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. About our Charity Partner Serving the community since 1983, ICM provides food, clothing, toiletries, and more to over 100 individuals and families in need six days a week, and free medical clinic services monthly. For more information about ICM, click on the following link: Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (http://www.icmaz.org/).

(EVENT CANCELED)Sort Life-Saving Medical Supplies at Project C.U.R.E.

Project CURE Warehouse Location

MY APOLOGIES, BUT THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A FUTURE EVENT.

Serve Sunday Lunch at Jackson SVdP

St. Vincent de Paul Henry Unger Memorial Dining Room

Please join the Phoenix Philanthropists for a lovely day serving lunch to our less-fortunate and homeless brothers and sisters at St. Vincent de Paul's 10th Avenue & Jackson location. Volunteers will work together in a wonderful team environment to set-up lunch, then provide a warm and friendly welcome while serving the nutritious and delicious meal to those most in need in our community. Be part of this truly rewarding experience, sharing your heart and your time, and help bring an end to hunger in our community. DUTIES Duties may include and are not limited to food preparation and set-up; checking-in, welcoming, seating and serving guests; bussing tables; and cleaning-up of dining room and kitchen. Please plan to stay until all clean-up is completed. AGE GUIDELINES Individuals 14-17 may volunteer in the accompaniment of an adult. ST. VINCENT de PAUL WAIVER If this is your first time volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, or if you have not previously completed it, please print this St. Vincent de Paul Waiver (http://files.meetup.com/1034457/St.%20Vincent%20de%20Paul%20Release.doc), sign it, and turn it in at upon arrival to your first SVdP event. If you are under 18, a guardian signature must be included. ATTIRE GUIDELINES Please wear your Phoenix Philanthropists T-Shirt (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/t-shirts/) or other comfortable, modest clothing (no bare midriffs/shoulders, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or short shorts) and, for your safety, please wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. LOCATION & PARING Please note, The new entrance is at 15th Ave and Harrison. And the gate code is 5701# The dining room is in the east-most blue building (closest to 10th & Jackson entrance), with the volunteer entrance doors on the southeast. Check in at the desk just inside the door. ABOUT ST. VINCENT de PAUL DINING ROOMS With one of the largest industrial dining rooms in the Southwest, provides meals in five dining rooms throughout the valley to help those in need. Serving Central and Northern Arizona, over 1.2 million meals a year are provided to hungry and malnourished families and individuals, through St. Vincent de Paul's dining rooms, kitchen, and food bank. This Henry Unger Memorial location serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, and dinner on Fridays. For more information go to http://www.stvincentdepaul.net PHOENIX PHILANTHROPISTS RELEASE FORM If you have not already, please complete the new online Phoenix Philanthropists Release Form (http://thephoenixphilanthropists.org/release-form/). A form should also be completed by any adult guests of members; and for each participating child under 18, by their parent or legal guardian. 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. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/3 months 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.

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