As we enter 2022, all of us at Back to School Clothing Drive are looking forward to another great year. We are especially hopeful that distribution will once again be an in-person event. I can’t tell you how much we miss interacting with the children and seeing the smiles on their faces. We also miss the camaraderie of our donors, supporters, and volunteers. We will certainly keep you updated on our plans as they develop.

In other exciting 2022 news, BTSCD is celebrating 55 years of service! We’re using the milestone as an opportunity to look closely at our programs to ensure we’re doing everything we can to help the families that rely on us. We expect there to be some exciting initiatives as a result of those efforts, but rest assured, nothing will change regarding our commitment to providing clothes and school supplies to Arizona’s Title I students.

Before I sign off, I’d like to thank everyone who made a year-end Holiday Giving donation to BTSCD. If you didn’t yet have a chance to show your support, you can follow this link and donate today. We’re keeping the campaign active through the end of January and BHHS Legacy Foundation will continue to generously match all gifts dollar-for-dollar! For anyone looking to take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, we are a qualifying charitable organization! Not only does the tax credit program allow you to direct your tax dollars to us, but if you donate on or before April 15, you can decide whether you want to claim the credit on your 2021 state taxes or hold off and claim it for 2022. Honestly, this program is one of the easiest ways you can help us #ChangeEducationForGood! If you’re unfamiliar with it, you can learn more about the tax credit here.

Best wishes for a safe and happy new year!