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Director: Sister Rhoshawndra Carnes

Join us in Celebrating Many Voices and One Humanity for WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2018!

This year we are honoring World Refugee Day by promoting education and action before we celebrate.

Check out our events below to learn, volunteer, and have some fun!

Education: Film Screening and Panel

June 20, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM | St Francis Xavier (4715 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012)

Learn more about the Refugee Journey and the families living in our community. Join us for a screening of “This is Home” followed by a panel of refugees who have made Phoenix their home along with representatives of different refugee support organizations.

Action: Get Involved!

Gathering Humanity

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM-12 PM

Location: 510 S 52nd St #107, Tempe, Arizona

Gathering Humanity helps Resettlement Agencies equip arriving families with needed household items donated by generous community members. Be a part of the refugee journey by sorting donations, assembling kits or other needed activities at the warehouse.

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The Welcome to America Project:

Dates/Times: June 20, 2018 @ 8 AM and June 23 @ 7:30 AM

Location: 1711 W University Dr #158 Tempe, Arizona

The Welcome to America Project follows up with families after arrival to see what they need to make their house feel like home. Donations are collected and sorted during the week and then delivered by teams from the community each weekend. While the items are valuable, the “welcome” is what’s remembered!

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Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)

Date: June 23, 2018

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Location: 33 Comstock Dr #1 Chandler, Arizona

HHRD works globally with special focus in countries where the majority of the population is living below the poverty line. The Phoenix office helps pack large containers with resources needed to support refugees living in camps around the world. Join a group of interfaith leaders to pack humanitarian essentials for Rohingya refugees and learn more about this specific crisis.

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June 23, 2018 | 5 - 8 PM | Balsz Community Center (4309 E. Belleview St. Bldg. 14, Phoenix, Arizona)

Enjoy food and entertainment to celebrate the strength, courage, resilience, and contributions of refugees.

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MOBILE PANTRY FOOD BANK - In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Pilgrim Rest will be sponsoring a monthly Mobile Food Pantry on Every 4th Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (or until all food is distributed). All are welcome to receive FREE FOOD, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other goodies regardless of income. ALSO, we need volunteers for this event, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office or email

THE FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER is collecting NEW clothing items and non-perishable snacks for individuals who were victims of a sexual assault and brought to the Center for a forensic examination. The following items are needed. SEE LIST

Family Resources

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Community Events

Check out these upcoming events for living, thriving, and surviving in our community. This is where to find special events info for free/ low=cost entertainment, mobile food banks, health fairs, business and finance workshops, and more,

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to the community by volunteering your time. You are needed. Find purpose in sharing your gifts and talents with PRBC and/or a community organization in need.

Benevolence Requests

PRBC provides benevolence assistance for individuals and families who are in crisis situations. To apply, please download application using the link below. Bring completed application to the PRBC office Mon-Friday between 10:00AM and 4:00PM or fax completed application to (602) 258-0840. All application information is confidential.

Mobile Pantry Food Bank

In partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, PRBC hosts a monthly mobile pantry food bank. Open to all, this food bank takes place every 4th Saturday of the month from 11AM-1PM (or until food is gone). No I.D. or income qualifications needed to receive free, nutritious fresh produce and other goodies. Dates subject to change due to holidays.

Dress For Success

Job hunting? Re-entering the workforce? Need a self-esteem boost? PRBC is proud to be an official referral agency for Dress for Success Phoenix. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Contact PRBC Family Services for your referral.

Family Services Event Registration

Register for Family Service events using the registration form button below. For questions contact Family Services at (602) 258-0831.