One-third of profits from each bag sold are donated to a local organization chosen by the artist for that particular bag.
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that brings the healing powers of the creative arts to abused, neglected and homeless children by partnering with over 100 group homes, treatment centers and shelters in Maricopa County. By recruiting creative volunteers to share their talents in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing and other artistic projects, Free Arts helps children build self-esteem by unlocking their imaginations.
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development‘s mission is to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in our community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness. These safe spaces will allow access to caring relationships, resources, and programs that offer opportunities for young people to develop their individual potential. The center serves males and females ages 11 to 25 in Maricopa County including homeless, runaways, conduct disordered, abused, abandoned, troubled, neglected, or at risk for any of the above.
Most of our bags are printed at Tumbletees, a youth-run T-shirt screen printing business located in Downtown Phoenix. TumbleTees is a unique screen printing shop that employs homeless youth ages 25 and under. The youth are taught screen printing skills and how to operate a small business. They have the opportunity to learn real life business skills while also being creative. TumbleTees strives to empower youth to experience successes and feelings of hope that are necessary for them to transition into a life of self-sufficiency, while also stimulating creative growth and providing a safe source of income. 100% of proceeds fund their social mission by employing and supporting homeless and at-risk youth.
Desert Mission Food Bank offers help to the hungry and those in need of nutritional support. Food bank services and programs assist our most vulnerable neighbors by providing food for more than 4,000 families each month. The food bank’s mission is to provide emergency food assistance in a dignified and respectful manner to all individuals and families within our community.
Cesar Chavez Community School, in the Roosevelt School District, enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for the students.
The Joshua Tree Feeding Program‘s goal is to provide nourishment to low-income HIV+ residents of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. They provide balanced meals from their pantry as well as medical and community resources to encourage self-sustainability of their clients in a social, supportive and welcoming environment where privacy, cultural, spiritual and religious values are respected. Their expanded services give assistance to their clients’ pets, and provide food and supplies to keep the pets in low income homes to maintain the comfort and support they provide to those with HIV/AIDS.
Millions of cancer patients are left to fend for themselves during this turning point in their lives. The Joy Bus relieves the burden put on families during this time by providing healthy, fresh, chef-inspired meals specified to meet each patron’s needs. Their services are not limited to those fighting cancer but for all those warriors affected by a debilitating illness which has caused them to be homebound. The Joy Bus delivers not only quality meals to your doorstep but compassion and a smiling face.