2022 Events

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2022 Events

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2022 Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast

Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast
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The annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast recognizes and celebrates our collective work creating successful journeys from street to home.

Event Summary

With more than 400 people in attendance at the Arizona Biltmore and nearly 100 more watching and contributing virtually, the 16th annual Mike McQuaid I Am Home Breakfast raised more than $850,000 to support HSC programs and services to assist people experiencing homelessness move from street to home.

“Being able to return to a live format after a fully virtual event last year, and to reconnect with so many friends, supporters and family members made this event even more meaningful for all of us,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender, who co-hosted with HSC Board Chair Jonathan Koppell. “We are deeply grateful for the incredible generosity of the community to support the work we do in helping individuals experiencing homelessness move from street to home.”

Among the highlights of the event were:

  • A discussion with two HSC staff members about their experience with homelessness and how access to resources and services changed the direction of their lives
  • A presentation by Congressman Greg Stanton who gave the McQuaid family a framed certificate of the statement Stanton read into the Congressional Record in honor of Mike McQuaid, campus founder and former board president, who passed away in July 2020.
  • A special recognition of attorney Paul Gilbert of Beus Gilbert McGroder for donating more than two years of pro bono legal representation during the formal Phoenix City Council zoning-change process that resulted in approval for an additional 275 shelter beds in the shelter at HSC operated by Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).

The event sponsored by 42 organizations, including Signature Sponsor Avondale Toyota, also featured a performance by the Phoenix Symphony Ensemble: B-Sharp Music Wellness Program and a video of an HSC client’s journey out of homelessness.

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2021 Event Program (PDF)

2021 Event Photos

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Signature Sponsor

Avondale Toyota Logo

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Cowley Companies
Arizona Department of Economic Security Logo
Maricopa County | The Industrial Development Authority
Lee & Associates
Osborn Maledon
Brighter Way Institute

Compassion Sponsors

Crescent Crown Distributing
Mike and Betsy Haenel
Mushkatel, Robbins, and Baker PLLC
Ehlinger Family Fund
AZ Financial Credit Union
Mercy Care Logo
Sunbelt Holdings
Molina Healthcare
AAA Logo
FoodStory Brands Logo
Next Phase Enterprises Logo

Kindness Sponsors

Waste Management
DOXA Central
Nationwide Logo
MariSol Federal Credit Union Solutions
Snell & WIlmer
Andy Markham
AZ Department of Housing
LBA Realty
Goodman Schwartz
Arizona Housing Inc.
The Social Television Network
David and Margaret Mount
Jackie and Jim Davis
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Circle the City
Brighterway Institute
Andre House
Chuck and Judy Backus logo
Albertsons Safeway Logo

Sustaining Partners

Avondale Toyota Logo
Bank of America Logo
BlueCross BlueShield Logo
City of Phoenix Logo
Garcia Family Foundation Logo
Maricopa IDA Logo
Maricopa County Seal
Thunderbirds Charities Logo
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Logo
United Way Logo

Special Thanks To

  • Molly McQuaid and Family
  • Marx Productions
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • Southwest Scenic Group, Inc.
  • Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group
  • Lynn Pellistri, LM Pellistri Video
  • Jason Lewis, Enigma Design Graphics, Inc.
  • Brian O’Meara, Saolré Marketing


ThirstAid 2022:  May 1 – September 30

100,000 Bottles per Month Needed to Keep Clients Hydrated

Bottled water donation drop-offs are scheduled on the first Saturday of each summer month from 9am to noon, and it couldn’t be easier. You pull up at 13th Avenue & Harrison St., and our staff will remove the donations from your vehicle. We also welcome travel-sized toiletries, summer clothing, shoes, new men’s/women’s underwear, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm. If you’re looking for a group activity that makes a difference, check out our Heat Relief Kit Checklist and come together to complete kits or donate kit contents in bulk.

And a big thank you to our partner St. Joseph the Worker, the originator of ThirstAid, for promoting collaboration among Campus partners to ensure our collective clients have water to drink as they work on ending their homelessness. Don’t forget to share our mission and needs with your social networks!

For more information or to schedule a drop-off on a different day, or for assistance with creating your own bottled water drive, please contact us at 602-282-0849 or volunteer@hsc-az.org.

You may also contribute online and help us purchase water in bulk. Thank you!

Project Connect – March 22

Project Connect – a traveling resource fair

Help a neighbor end their homelessness.

March 22, 2022
7am – 3pm

Salvation Army Northwest Valley
17420 Avenue of the Arts”
Surprise, AZ 85378

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