The Patients and Hospital Rehab Departments at the Hospital are working together with the Phoenix Rescue Mission (homeless shelter) to create Blessing Bags. Blessing Bags are large gallon sized Ziploc bags filled with basic necessities which will be handed out by the Phoenix Rescue Mission to the homeless. 

But they need some donations to get going.  The patients would like to begin assembling bags soon so they’re  asking for any donations to be received by December 31.  The rehab department has placed boxes to collect the items in various areas around the hospital and in the lobby of the 150 Building.  They need donations of:  gallon size Ziploc bags, chap stick, packages of tissues, toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo (small sizes), combs, soap, band aids, hand-wipes, socks, gift cards for retail stores, trail mix, granola bars, crackers, and/or gum or mints. 

Anything on the list above that you can bring in over the next week or so will really help. The contact at the Hospital is Jackie Tisler, Director of Rehab Services – [email protected] (602.220.6171). Donations can be dropped off at the Arizona State  Hospital civil lobby (501 N. 24th St) or the Arizona Department of Health Services 150 Building lobby.