| From the CEO
I am very excited to share our Spring 2018 Impact Report with you, we have had an amazing past half-year!
Homeward Bound is serving the fastest growing population of the homeless in Maricopa County — families: the vast majority of whom are women and children. We recognize that simply providing housing for homeless families is not enough in assisting the families in becoming self-sufficient and preparing the children to succeed in school. Through our two-generational programming, we are able to give families the tools they need to thrive.
As you will see in this report, we work hard every day to make a change for the families who need it most. None of these successes would be possible without YOU! Thank you for being a part of the Homeward Bound movement.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
| Your Impact
Between OCT 2017 - MAR 2018
| News & Updates
Help HB Kids Gear up to go Back to School
We need your help gathering school supplies to ensure Homeward Bound kids have the right tools to succeed in the classroom next year. For a list of school supplies and how to donate, please visit our website or contact Sherry Roueche at 602-374-8765 or by e-mail at S.Roueche@HomewardBoundAZ.org.
CELEBRATING SUCCESS: ARIZONA GIVES DAY 2018
Two women. One Jungle Gym. One Mission: to raise money to provide pathways out of poverty for homeless families in our community! Homeward Bound’s CEO, Becky Jackson and Board Member, Linda Mitchell raised over $16,000 while sitting on our campus Jungle Gym on Arizona Gives Day! Thank you to the MANY supporters who donated on that day…we appreciate you!
| Donor Spotlight
“When we discovered Homeward Bound and this opportunity was presented to us we just could not pass it up. We strongly believe that literacy is crucial to starting children on the right track to a successful life. We know the money will be used wisely.”
John & Patty Breeding
This Spring, Homeward Bound received wonderful news from our dear friends, John & Patty Breeding. Their passion for education and making a life changing impact on youth led them to pledging a $275,000 gift to our library. Every day, literacy is incorporated at our Thunderbird Family Village through storytelling, bedtime stories, puppet shows, homework help and more. Their support allows for much needed expansion of the services provided in our library for hundreds of children.
| Volunteer Spotlight
Each year we celebrate our volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week in April. It is our chance to honor Homeward Bound volunteers for their selfless contributions and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy.
This year, we wanted to give a shout out to the following groups that were here during Volunteer Appreciation Week sorting through donations, painting apartments, laying new rock throughout our campus, painting a mural in our Early Learning Center, and cleaning up our campus.
| Upcoming Events
This year our highly anticipated Old Bags Luncheon returns to the Biltmore on Thursday, November 15th. Hundreds of vintage, designer, fun and funky handbags will await your arrival in the gardens of the Biltmore to be bid on in hopes of raising money for our families. Last year, our handbag silent auction was accompanied by a delectable lunch, an eye-catching fashion show by Neiman Marcus and was sold out in advance.
You won’t want to miss your chance to mingle with friends among the colorful Biltmore gardens and handbags galore, so reserve your seat soon.
Want to be part of the most memorable and fashion forward event in the Valley? Donate a new or gently loved designer handbag or buy a ticket.
Sells out fast, so reserve your table today!
To reserve your table or for additional info, reach us at OBL@homewardboundaz.org or 602.374.8752.