Monthly Archives: January 2011
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Last year, the Boy Scouts of America gave St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance 12,000 pounds of food. This year, they are looking to give more. The Scouts will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Feb. 5th, picking up donations at residents that have received door hanger reminders for their annual “Scouting for Food” event. They are looking non-perishable food items that can help out Arizona’s hungry. No glass or open containers, please.
Scouts will be stationed at Bashas stores around the Valley for other residents who would like to participate. For those in the West Valley who might not received door hangers and won’t have pickups in their neighborhoods, St. Mary’s will have a special drop-off location at the Bashas in Surprise at 15367 West Waddell Road.
Check your doorstep for a hanger and bag, and your pantry for extra food, and help the Boy Scouts reach their goal.
The annual “Scouting for Food” drive is right around the corner – and right up your block! This year, the Grand Canyon Council’s goal is to raise over 300,000 pounds of food to benefit local food banks, a portion of which will be donated to St. Mary’s. On Saturday, February 5th, the Scouts will do the leg work, going throughout the Valley, collecting non-perishable goods.
If you see a door hanger on your home with the Boy Scout logo that means your home is on the pickup route. Just leave your non-perishable food donations – out on their doorsteps in the provided bags by 7 a.m., and they will do the rest. No glass containers or open packages, please. St. Mary’s will be stationed at the Bashas in Surprise at 15367 W Waddell Rd. if you still wish to help out the cause. Help the Scouts and St. Mary’s reach their goal and help battle hunger.
On Saturday, Feb. 5th, the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, will be coming door to door throughout the Valley, conducting their annual “Scouting for Food” drive to benefit local food banks, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. If you receive a door hanger from them, that means you’re one of the households on the pickup route, and you can help them reach their goal of collection 300,000 pounds of food statewide.
All the Scouts are asking residents to do is place non-perishable food donations out on their doorsteps in the provided bags by 7 a.m., and they will do the rest. No glass containers or open packages, please.
Didn’t get a door hanger? You can still help. St. Mary’s will have a special drop-off location at the Bashas in Surprise at 15367 West Waddell Road. Boy Scout troops will also be stationed at other Bashas’ sites around the Valley on Feb. 5 to encourage shoppers to participate. Help the Boys Scouts, celebrating the 101st anniversary of the organization, continue their good works in the community.
(Reprinted from The Peoria Times)
The third annual Vistancia Car Show, featuring competition, classic and collector cars, is set for noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at Vistancia.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Vistancia Marketplace, 28620 N. El Mirage Road, within the community. Vistancia is northwest of Lake Pleasant Road and Happy Valley Parkway. Exhibitors and event goers are encouraged to bring donations of canned food for St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Entertainment will include the Uncle Click Band, a local rock group, performing on the Car Show Stage, as well as bounce houses, face painters, a balloon sculptor, and stilt walker for the kids. Vistancia Marketplace businesses will sponsor several prize drawings throughout the day. Prizes for the Peoples Choice, Kids Choice, and Most Unique Car will be awarded.
To reach Vistancia, turn west on Happy Valley Road from Lake Pleasant Parkway (99th Avenue); or west on Vistancia Parkway from Loop 303. Follow into the community. For event information, call 623-215-8646.
The 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open is just around the corner, and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is again a beneficiary of the annual ‘Birdies for Charities,’ program hosted by Thunderbird Charities. It’s a fun way to keep track of your favorite golfers and make a donation to help Arizona’s hungry.
Simply pledge one cent or more for every birdie that will be made by the PGA TOUR players in all four rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which runs Thursday Feb. 3 through Sunday Feb. 6. Be sure to select St. Mary’s Food Bank as your charity of choice to have your pledges come to us.
You can pledge anywhere from a penny per birdie on up. Typically, the number of birdies in the Waste Management Open ranges between 1,300 and 1,800 birdies. So for example, if 1,500 birdies are made:
Each $.01 pledge = $15
Each $.02 pledge = $30
Each $.03 pledge = $45
Each $.10 pledge =$150
As an added bonus, Thunderbird Charities will match tack on an extra 10 percent to the total pledges collected for each charity.. So if Birdies for Charities collects $10,000 in pledges for St. Mary’s Food Bank, the program will an extra $1,000.
For more information on Birdies for Charity or to make a pledge to the program, visit www.birdiesforcharityaz.com