Elliot’s Closet Community Service Event

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One of the non-profit’s All About Compression supports is Elliot’s closet. They believe every child deserves to feel good going back to school. So they put on a fun summer event where kids get to come “shopping for back-to-school clothes” for free. They collect new and gently used clothing all year long, then set up a store in July for underprivileged kids to use fake money and purchase clothes they like from the store. This event promoted fun, education, dignity and pride to Arizona kids. We were happy to be a part of this great organization and event. Here are a few stats from the event…1412 items of clothing collected, 420 pairs of new socks & 300 pieces of new underwear donated, and shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and healthy snacks given out to kids ranging from 4-12yrs old.

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United Food Bank’s Backpack Program

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We joined the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador group at the United Food Bank last week to pack backpacks for kids in need. There were about 25 of us and we packed over 1100 bags of food while we were there. We had a great time and enjoyed doing something to give back in our community. To learn more about United Food bank and their volunteer opportunities, check out https://unitedfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/