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Bottle Water Drive with Starbucks to kick-off Mission Heat Relief efforts

February 28, 2011

I’ll admit the weather these past few days has been more Seattle-like than we Phoenicians are used to, however; it makes it the perfect day to announce our annual water drive with Starbucks officially starts TODAY.  For the next three weeks, local Starbucks will be collecting bottles and cases of water to benefit the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s heat relief program.

When temperatures climb into triple digits, the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach begins providing heat relief to the homeless. Traveling alleyways and under overpasses, the Hope Coach hands out bottled water, sunscreen, clothing, hats and meals to homeless men and women at-risk of dehydration. This early water drive and partnership with Starbucks allows us to collect bottled water to begin heat relief efforts on May 1, 2011. 

The drive runs from February 28 to March 22, 2011. Donating is as easy as ordering a Venti-half-caf-tripple-shot-mocha-latte. Just bring a case of bottled water, any brand or size will do, into a participating Starbucks (the list of stores is below) or simply purchase a bottle of Ethos water and place it in the basket by the register.

The last day of the drive will culminate into the annual Walk for Water on World Water Day. Starbucks will host the event at Arcadia Park on March 22, 2011 benefiting Hope for Kids and Phoenix Rescue Mission. This is a great event and Phoenix Rescue Mission will be out there collecting cases of water. I will be posting more information on the Walk soon.

The following locations are participating in the water drive: 

          Litchfield & McDowell, Phoenix
          Bell & Grand, Surprise
          Indian School & 107 Ave, Phoenix
          99th Avenue & Camelback, Phoenix
          99th Ave. & Bell, Sun City
           Bell & Brookside, Surprise
           Grand & Reems, Surprise
           Dysart & McDowell, Good Year
           Dysart & Camelback, Phoenix
            59th & Thunderbird, Phoenix
            31st & Peoria, Phoenix
            75th Avenue & Thurderbird, Phoenix
            Mc Dowell & 99th, Avondale
            59th & Union Hills, Glendale
            43rd Avenue & Thunderbird, Glendale
            115th Ave. & Buckeye, Avondale
            75th Ave. & McDowell, Phoenix
            67th Ave. & Peoria, Glendale
            91st. Avenue & Thomas, Glendale
            99th Ave & Lower Buckeye, Avondale
            Scottsdale Town Center
            Tatum & Shea, Scottsdale
            Scottsdale & Indian Bend, Scottsdale
            Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix
            Hilton Village
            Tatum & Loop 101, Phoenix
            Scottsdale & Ashler Hills Dr., Scottsdale
            48th & Carefree Hwy, N., Phoenix
            Frank Lloyd Wright & Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale
            Tatum & Rose Garden, Phoenix
            71st St. & Shea, Scottsdale
            Hayden & Thompson Peak, Scottsdale
            40th Street & Greenway, Phoenix
            Scottsdale & Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale
            Tatum & Thunderbird, Phoenix
            Loop 101 & Beardsley, Phoenix
            Tatum & Bell, Phoenix
            92nd & Shea, Scottsdale
            7th & Thunderbird, Phoenix
            39th & Pinnacle Peak, Phoenix
            Pima & Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale
            3rd Street & Bell Rd, Phoenix
            32nd Street & Bell Rd, Phoenix
            7th Street & Bell, Phoenix
            Dobson & Chandler
            Alma School & Elliot Rd
            Chandler & Price Road,
            Queen Creek & Alma School
            McClintock & Ray, Chandler
            Chandler & Kyrene, Chandler
            Dobson & Warner, Chandler
            46th & Chandler
            Arizona Ave & Loop 202,
            Florence & Peart, Casa
            Chandler Heights & Gilbert
            Ray Road & Loop 101, Chandler
            University & Hardy, Tempe
            Mill & 5th Avenue, Tempe
            Guadalupe & McClintock, Tempe
            Arizona Mills
            Rural & Baseline – Tempe
            54th St. & Ray Rd., Chandler
            Priest & Washington, Tempe
            Elliot & Priest, Tempe
            24th St & Baseline, Phoenix
            Scottsdale & McKellips, Scottsdale
            McClintock & Southern, Tempe
            Rural & Loop 202, TempeIf you have any question, please contact Nicole Pena at npena@phoenixrescuemission.org.
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