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.
You can help by collecting 5 - 7 of the following items in a gallon size Ziploc bag for Summer Heat Relief Kits:
- Lip Balm
- Hand Sanitizer*
- Antibiotic Ointment*
- Reusable Water Bottle*
- Healthy Snack (that does not melt)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
* 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.