Who would know that donating to charity could be so easy, and fun? One of the primary objectives of the ASU Undie Run is to provide care for the less fortunate by donating the clothing taken off at the event to various charities around the state. In fact, in 2009, the ASU Undie Run donated so much clothing that it required 4 different charity organizations to handle it all (5,300lbs in total!).
The ASU Undie Run sets itself apart from other nationwide undie run events by creating a definitive and positive purpose for people to take off their clothes: charity. Not only can students maximize their fun by conjugating together in their underwear (and what’s more fun than that?), but they can also fill themselves with a sense of satisfaction when they give back to the community.
After hours of fun at the 2009 Undie Run, an ENTIRE U-HAUL was filled with clothing. Arizona Helping Hands, one of the charities involved with the ASU Undie Run, claims that it was “a mountain of clothes!” The ASU Undie doesn’t stop there though; this year, the sky’s the limit. So give back to your community during the next Undie Run, take off your clothes and give them to the needy; the world will be a little happier because of it.
Arizona Helping Hands
Believing in the fundamental value of all children, Arizona Helping Hands, Inc. (AHH) works to empower Arizona families in order to help them make their children’s dreams come true. Through volunteer-based services, we assist underprivileged and struggling families by means of financial assistance, mentoring, healthcare, educational, nutritional, holiday and emergency programs. We strive to improve the quality of life in Arizona by making a difference one child, one dream, and one family at a time.
STANDUP FOR KIDS
The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and at-risk youth. Everyday homeless youth face obstacles that most of us cannot comprehend. STANDUP FOR KIDS helps homeless youth tackle some of their everyday obstacles and work towards a life off the streets. From basic necessities such as food, clothing, and hygiene to resources for housing, employment, and education, STANDUP FOR KIDS counselors use an open, straightforward and caring counseling approach to help kids reach their full potential.
Central Arizona Shelter Services
Central Arizona Shelter Services’ (CASS) mission is to empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. CASS was founded in 1984 in response to a need for an agency to operate an emergency shelter for the homeless in downtown Phoenix. It is the largest shelter and service center for homeless people in Arizona, serving 6,000 men, women, and children annually.
André House has been serving the homeless and poor of central Phoenix for more than twenty years. André House, located in downtown Phoenix, is a house of hospitality that reaches out to those most in need by offering simple services like food, clothing, showers, blankets and shelter. Each day hundreds of people pass through our doors to help or be helped.
Teen Resource Center
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In partnership with Commitment to Schools of Tempe and Kyrene, the Teen Resource Center located at Evans-Compadre Academy, provides clothing, shoes, hygiene products and school supplies for teens, 12-18 years of age. The organization’s goal is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In 2010 alone, the Teen Resource Center served more than 500 students. A second resource center will be opening at Tempe High School in Spring of 2013 .
Move for Hunger
Founded in 2009, Move For Hunger was created to strengthen the efforts of our communities’ food banks. As you are aware, many people throw out a good deal of “stuff” when they move. Unfortunately, a lot of this “stuff” is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. That’s where we come in! By teaming up with moving companies across the country, Move For Hunger is creating one of the nation’s largest, year-round service programs. Our movers offer to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items during the moving process and deliver it to their local food banks.