4th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser and Celebration
During the past year we served over 77,000 meals and provided almost 12,000 food boxes to individuals and families in need. In addition, we provided 3400 articles of clothing and 3,000 showers to the homeless. We also provide Arizona I.D. vouchers, birth certificates, haircuts, bus tickets, diapers, gift cards for prescriptions, personal care items and hygiene products. In addition, our CEO (Career Employment Opportunity) program saw over 900 visits last year with almost 30% of those individuals who completed applications receiving jobs. Please help us celebrate these accomplishments and support these needed services by joining us for our Annual Breakfast Fundraiser and Celebration.
This is our primary fund raiser for the year and helps support the many programs described on our site.
Paz de Cristo Community Center is looking for individuals or organizations to be “Table Captains” for our breakfast. Table Captains' goals are to fill a table of 8 guests at the event. Guests are encouraged to support our work by making a financial donation to help us reach our goal of at least $1,000 per table. We highlight the opportunity to take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program that provides a credit of $400 per individual or $800 for couples filing jointly. If you are willing to be a Table Captain, please contact Christine
The breakfast will take place on September 28th at the East Valley Institute of Technology Main Campus.
Values-What do we believe?At Paz de Cristo we believe everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Mission-Why are we here?To Feed, Clothe, and Empower those in need in the East Valley of the Phoenix area.
Vision- Where are we going?Our vision for Paz de Cristo is to empower our guests to reach their full potential by removing barriers so they may become more self-sufficient. Paz de Cristo exists to help them achieve self-reliance, pride and self-respect. In turn, this leads to improved economic standing, respect for others, and citizenship participation.
Our ServicesWe currently average over 7000 visits every month to Paz de Cristo. This represents about 2400 unique guests. While many of our guests make multiple visits to Paz we average about 600 individuals each month that arrive at Paz for the first time ever. A large number of these visits are for food. Food has been a critical part of our mission since our inception in 1988. Between our evening meal service and our food box distribution we provide over 50,000 meals each and every month to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor and senior citizens. Many of these and others living in or near poverty will always need our help. Many others take advantage of our empowerment programs, in particular, our Jobs Program. Each Tuesday & Thursday we have staff and volunteers available to assist in job preparation, including resume writing and one-on-one support. We also provide the essentials to get a job, including showers and haircuts, bus tickets, clothes for interviews, birth certificates and vouchers for Arizona I.D.’s.
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SponsorshipDishin' It for Charity - The new Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West will donate $1 to Paz de Cristo for each steak salad ordered in their beautiful new hotel restaurant located between the Chicago Cubs spring training facility and Riverview Park at 860 North Riverview.
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