Summer Heat Relief Kits

Summers are especially challenging for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. On any given day, about 6,000 individuals experience homelessness in Maricopa County. Many have experienced homelessness for more than a year and have a disability.

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You can help by collecting 5 - 7 of the following items in a gallon size Ziploc bag for Summer Heat Relief Kits:

  • Socks*
  • Sunscreen*
  • Lip Balm
  • Hand Sanitizer*
  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment*
  • Reusable Water Bottle*
  • Healthy Snack (that does not melt)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats

    * items are in high need for summertime.

Completed bags can be dropped off at Valley of the Sun United Way (3200 E Camelback Rd. Phoenix) for distribution to local shelters and our partner agencies that assist individuals in Maricopa County.

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For information and drop off coordination please contact:
Volunteer Engagement at or (602) 631-4868

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Phoenix, AZ 85018-2328

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