The holidays are here and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s something about this season that brings out the best in all of us. As we slow down, we appreciate our blessings and as the gratitude grows, we are inspired to share our good fortunes. For some, that means finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. For others, the holidays are all about helping those in need. Did you know that nearly one-third of all charitable donations are made in December? Such goodwill makes a massive difference in the budgets of smaller nonprofits like ours.

For more than 50 years your generosity has helped us break down barriers to elementary school success by providing new clothes, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies to Arizona’s students. Because of you, lower-income families can use their limited resources to cover expenses like rent and utilities without worrying that their children won’t have appropriate clothes and essential school supplies.

If you are able to offer financial support this year, I encourage you to visit our Holiday Giving page and explore the many levels that are available. Thanks to a matching grant by the BHHS Legacy Foundation, your year-end gift will be doubled! As always, all donations to us are tax-deductible and if you file Arizona taxes your donation could be eligible for a tax credit. I can’t thank you enough for your trust and continued kindness.

Happy holidays from all of us at Back to School Clothing Drive!