Monthly Archives: October 2015

A night in the rain


I walked out into the rain, into the cold, into a sea of mostly men. There is a cover above part of the parking lot but it is a sun cover to protect people from the summer rays.  It is not waterproof in the slightest.  I look down at the ground.  It is soaked and there are large puddles forming everywhere.  My sleeping bag will be of little use because it will instantly get wet.  I will most likely have […]

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Fighting Hunger One Bowl at a Time


Don’t miss out on the annual Empty Bowls event at Mesa Community College.  You can choose one of thousands of handcrafted bowls and dine on a simple meal of bread, soup and water in observance of World Hunger Day.  All proceeds go directly to the nonprofit Paz de Cristo Community Center in Mesa, Arizona which provides anti-hunger and empowerment support for the East Valley’s homeless, unemployed, working poor and their families. This event is scheduled twice this year: Wednesday, October […]

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First Pack Party is a Success


  An overwhelming thank you goes out to the Val Vista Lakes Women’s Club for their unbelievable generosity this past week in launching our first “Pack Party” at their monthly membership meeting.   Donations were coming in by the cases and we were able to generously fill 54 backpacks!!  The ladies were busy sorting and filling the donated packs with a variety of supplies for those in our community who need basic and essential supplies while living on the streets or in shelters. […]

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Bonds of the Spirit


Each experience of our life, of joy, of sorrow, of danger, of safety, of difficulty, of success, of hardship, of ease, each should be accepted as part of our common lot, in the bonds of the spirit. ~ Twenty Four Hours a Day  

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Becoming More Aware of Others


  THE IDEA FOR PACKS FOR PROSPERITY CAME TO ME SLOWLY AS I WAS BECOMING MORE AWARE OF OTHERS…. IN SO MANY WAYS. GETTING OUTSIDE OF MYSELF. I RUN A SMALL COMPANY THAT OFFERS VIRTUAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES MOSTLY IN THE EAST VALLEY AND METRO PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE. I USUALLY WORK FROM HOME. BUT OVER THE PAST YEAR I HAVE FOUND MYSELF TRAVELING IN MY CAR UP AND DOWN THE 101 FREEWAY TO AND FROM SCOTTSDALE OR PHOENIX TO MEET […]

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One Simple Thing Can Change Everything!


One Simple Thing Can Change Everything!   Packs for Prosperity is both pleased and proud to announce that we are now a program under an existing non-profit, Simple Rules Foundation. The Simple Rules Foundation is built upon the notion of simple rules, and that small actions can make a big difference. What are Simple Rules? Simple Rules provides a straightforward and uncomplicated set of guidelines for living your life. They are comprised of what you believe and understand about yourself, […]

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