6 Ways to Serve

The Esperanza community is reaching out to help others, especially in this time of crisis. Join one of these initiatives!

  1. Feed our healthcare workers

A crew of Esperanza chefs prepare lunches once a week for the medical residents and other healthcare workers at Banner University Medical Center and the Phoenix Veterans Hospital. If you would like to help, contact Liz Farquhar.

  1. Make some masks

Our sewing machines are humming making masks for Banner University Medical Center and Phoenix Veterans Hospital. Contact Pam Yount, who has sewed more that 100 masks, for information on how you can help.

Habitat for Humanity is preparing to open its build sites for very small crews in May. In order to do so safely, hey need three masks for each worker: 500 by May 8. Please contact Andrea Northrup at Habitat for details on what kind of mask is needed and how many you can make.

  1. Scholl’s Helping Hands

Linda Dickson continues to collect items for the homeless, to be distributed by Scholl’s Helping Hands in Mesa.  Large deliveries of clothing and personal care products were delivered in the last two weeks!

Linda collects empty prescription bottles and fills them with personal care products. She needs both pill bottles and products such as body wash, shampoo and sun screen. Donations of clothing and shoes are also welcome. Linda will pick up. Text her at 480-330-1402.

  1. Generations Church Food Bank

If you would like to donate to the food bank at Generations Church (Warner-Elliott Loop), bring them to the east parking lot at church at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Linda Dickson can be there to receive your donation and drive it to the food bank – text her at 480-330-1402. The food is distributed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

  1. Kyrene Family Resource Center

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting may families hard, including those who depend on the Kyrene Resource Center for basic needs. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items are urgently needed right now. The center anticipates needing to provide food to families through the summer. A list of needed items can be found here. If you can help, please drop off at the Fellowship Hall from 2 to 6 pm on Mondays. On Tuesday the items will be delivered to the center.

The Kyrene Family Resource Center is a joint effort between the Kyrene School District and the Kyrene Foundation,  which provides Kyrene families in need access to food, school clothing for children, school supplies, enrichment scholarships and referral for emergency resources.

Any questions, please contact Peggy and Larry Hanson,  lhanson2@msn.com.