Thank You for Your Courageous Heart

courageous hearts 2Packages From Home wants to give a huge thank you to Fry's Food Stores, CBS 5 and the community of Arizona for supporting our troops this past February during the annual Courageous Hearts fundraising effort.

Packages From Home was selected as one of four organizations to benefit from Fry's Food Stores’ campaign, that was televised and promoted by CBS 5, to help give back to the individuals who have sacrificed so much for this country: our United States military personnel, veterans and their families.

During the month of February, all 119 Fry's Food stores gave customers the opportunity to donate their spare change at cash registers and purchase a Courageous Heart to dedicate to a past or present service member. Fry's Food Stores and their amazing customers were able to raise more than $185,000 to be split between four nonprofit organizations, including Packages From Home. CBS 5 was also a huge contributor to the fundraising efforts, televising multiple Courageous Hearts events and hosting a live phone bank that raised more than $11,000 during a single evening newscast.

It warms our hearts to see that Fry’s Food Stores, CBS 5 and the communities of Arizona have such a strong commitment to our military, veterans and their families. Packages From Home and all of our deployed troops want to give you a big thank you for your support and for helping us continue our mission of sending care packages to our deployed troops and boosting the morale of all veterans.

PFH Is Moving and We Need Your Help

Military Family Moving ImagePackages From Home is looking for a new home. After 10 years, we've outgrown our current facilities and need more space.

Here's what we hope to find:
An air conditioned facility containing about 5,000 square feet of space along the I-17 corridor to house both our Packing Center and Administrative Office. If you have or know of an available space that meets this criteria, we'd love to hear from you (602-253-0284).

What do we have to offer you in exchange for this space?
For starters, we're a non-profit organization, so donating a facility will get you a great tax deduction (contact your tax professional to counsel you on the tax benefits). We can also provide an active website and social media pages showing you as a major supporter of our military. Our Packing Parties also provide a steady flow of corporate representatives who come to pack in support of our troops. And, of course, we can offer a core group of people who are great tenants and will provide a positive influence on your property.

Other ways you can help:
We will graciously accept helping hands of any size to assist us with settling into our new facility. If you’d like to volunteer to help us with our future move, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Schulte, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would also appreciate monetary donations of any size to help us with our upcoming move. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our website and select the “Donate” button on our homepage.

With more than 150,000 troops deployed in over 150 countries around the world, our military needs your support now more than ever. We appreciate all you do to support Packages From Home and our amazing military service men and women.

Honoring Major Charles T. “Tom” Swanson

Charles T. SwansonPackages From Home is proud to honor the memory of Major Charles Thomas “Tom” Swanson, who passed away on March 8, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family has asked that donations be made to Packages From Home. If you would like to make a donation in Tom’s memory, please:

1. Select the donation button found below in this article.

2. In the “Tribute Type” field toward the end of the donation form, please select “In Memory Of” and enter “Charles T. Swanson.”

Thank you for helping us honor the life and service of this incredible man.

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