Packages From Home Newsletter – March 9, 2016
Gorgeous weather, spring break and spring training games give us a great excuse to celebrate the season. But these aren’t the only reasons we should be thankful this time of year. Even though we can’t necessarily see their hard work with our own eyes, more than 150,000 troops are overseas in 150+ countries doing everything they can to keep us safe so we can enjoy spring and every other season.
PFH is on the Move
You may have heard that after 10 years at our current location in Phoenix, Arizona, Packages From Home has outgrown our current facilities and needs more space. We are pleased to announce that we will be moving to a brand new location in north Phoenix at the end of spring.
February was all about showing our troops love at Packages From Home. We had a great time at our 11th annual Hearts to Heroes Motorcycle Ride on February 27th. Thanks to you, we raised enough monetary and in-kind donations to send more than 500 care packages to our deployed troops. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see photos from the event.
We also want to extend a big thank you to Fry’s Food Stores and CBS 5 for helping raise nearly $185,000 as part of the Courageous Hearts fundraiser that took place during the whole month of February. One hundred percent of the proceeds earned through Courageous Hearts directly supported several military organizations, including Packages From Home, that are devoted to serving United States military personnel, retirees, veterans and their families. Thanks to CBS 5, Fry’s and all those who donated!
Don’t Miss Us at These Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 12th – East Mesa Eagles Children’s Safety and Awareness Day: Join us for the Children’s Safety and Awareness Day, hosted by the East Mesa Eagles #4508. There will be many fun events and exhibitions, including demonstrations by the Mesa Police, Mesa Fire Department, DPS, MCSO, Home Depot, Car Seat Safety and more. Appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog, Coast Guard Band, Mesa Mayor and more. Admission is free for this event. Food will be served by various vendors. Big raffle with thousands of dollars in prizes.
Saturday, March 19th – Kiwanis Nuevo Catch-a-Wave Car Show: Join Packages From Home at the 12th Annual Catch-a-Wave Car Show on Saturday, March 19th on the grass at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Enjoy vehicle judging, music, silent auctions, exhibits, food, raffles, door prizes and more. And don't forget to stop by the Packages From Home booth to say hello and make a donation to support our past and present troops.
- Car registration: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
- Judging begins at 10:00 a.m.
- Awards Ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m.