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Media Alert

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Media Alert


Over 1,200 individuals experiencing homelessness served daily

  • Key Campus (formerly Human Services Campus) holds their next monthly Thirst Aid water drive on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Thirst Aid collections will take place the first Saturday of every month through September.
  • 120,000 bottles of water are needed each month through September.
  • Additional urgent seasonal needs include electrolyte powdered drink packets, sunscreen and SPF lip balm, solid grey bandanas (no patterns), sun hats, baseball caps, sunglasses, insulated water jugs (half-gallon preferred) and cooling wraps and towels.
  • Donations of hygiene items and pet supplies are always accepted.
  • The collection location is near the Harrison Street Gate at 1300 W. Harrison in Phoenix. (Access is off 15th Avenue just north of the railroad tracks).
  • Keys to Change and partner organizations will utilize all donations to serve individuals experiencing homelessness, sheltered and unsheltered.
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) which operates a 600-bed shelter on Key Campus, is our featured partner for the July Thirst Aid drive.
  • “Summer heat in Phoenix is a potential danger to the health of everyone we serve,” said Keys to Change Development Manager Kim Beaudoin. “Our goal is to have enough water for each person every day on the Key Campus.”
  • “When our clients come through our doors, there are already so many barriers and struggles, access to water should not be one of them,” said Whitney Thistle, Chief Development Officer at CASS.
  • Keys to Change, a 501c3 nonprofit agency, owns and operates a 13-acre campus at 12th Avenue and Madison that is home to 15 nonprofit organizations providing services and resources to help people end their homelessness.
  • Currently, more than 900 individuals experiencing homelessness are sheltered every night on the Campus. More than 1,200 access services on the campus during the day.
  • A complete list of Wish List items including general goods, move-in essentials, emergency essentials and fresh start essentials can be found at
  • Community members also can make online donations at
  • Volunteer opportunities, including heat relief outreach, are found at


Amy Schwabenlender
Keys to Change
Kim Beaudoin
Development Manager
Keys to Change

About Key Campus

Founded in 2005, the Key Campus, formerly Human Services Campus, is a collaborative force of partner organizations united on one campus to end homelessness. Located just west of downtown Phoenix, 15 independent agencies on the Campus see nearly 1,000 individuals every day, offering a holistic range of client services including: reunification with family and friends; mental, physical and dental health; shelter; employment; meals; legal services and housing. Having all of these resources in one location with intra-agency communications makes it more feasible to provide a customized engagement for each client to help end their homelessness. For more information, visit

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