Imagine Santa's reindeer lighting a menorah while eating pumpkin pie. Add tons of friends and a parking lot full of local vendors. Did we mention a cook out and music? Don’t forget the bake sale, winter market, kid's crafts, and more — all to benefit FIVE Arizona nonprofits! This is event is organized by Grounded32, a community center whose mission is to eradicate loneliness.
Grounded32. The organizer of this event is Grounded32, a local nonprofit that strives to make mental wellness and social connection more accessible. They host free creative classes and mental health support groups for the public. They also provide scholarships to subsidize the cost of trauma-informed counseling for low-income families.
Community 43. Community 43 is an Arizona clubhouse for adults seeking mental wellness support. They primarily serve adults with SMI diagnoses, inspiring health and purpose through relationship building and creative work opportunities.
The Phoenix. The Phoenix’s mission is to build an active, sober community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection. They’ve been organizing classes and events for those in recovery since 2006.
Studio164. When someone is struggling with addiction and needs a place to find free help, Studio164 is the place to go. They provide space to over 30 recovery meetings per week! Make sure to shop their vendor booth to support their mission.
All The Way Up. Have extra black clothes? Bring those also! All The Way Up helps people without jobs find work, no matter how checkered their pasts may be. They provide transportation and uniforms to those who cannot afford them. Their biggest needs are button-down black shirts, black belts, and black dress pants.
Want to sell your stuff at the festival? Great! We’re looking for local art work, jewelry, apparel, soaps, candles, crafts, jarred jams, and other yummy stuff. Street tacos and ice cream trucks are welcome! The suggested donation for a booth is $100 (and yes, its tax deductible!). Bring your own 10x10 tent, table, and chairs. We’ll email you all the details a few weeks prior to the event. Questions? Drop us a line!
We’re hoping for 10 special sponsors to meet our financial goal. Event sponsorship allows us to put this festival together and keep our doors open all year round. If you or your business believe in the causes we stand for, consider giving a tax-deductible donation of $500+ so we can continue to help others through 2023. Generous donors will be thanked with a gratitude gift basket unless they choose to remain anonymous.
Tickets are used as currency for food, crafts, and games. Some attendees, however, may not have the funds to buy tickets for lunch and activities. Donate a few rows of tickets ($10 each) — donated tickets are reserved for residents of assisted living facilities or children of recovered parents in need.
Can you donate gift cards for the raffle or items to be sold at the event? We’ll take anything from cookies to candles to cans of soda. We also need volunteers to help set up the event, play music, face paint, grill hotdogs, and so on. Volunteers get free lunch and a big hug. Reach out and share your talents!