Today, civic participation occurs at many levels. We make impactful decisions about our community every time we make a purchase, vote, post on social media and, of course, volunteer. We think any awareness we can bring to the many resources that might spur individual action for good, falls right in line with what we’re up to at HandsOn.
June 29, 2022
Pride Month
June is pride month for all LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their identities. There have been many events and figures that have come out of the Gay Rights Movement. Some famous LGBTQ+ activists include:
  • Marsha P. Johnson
  • Billie Jean King
  • Harvey Milk
  • Audre Lorde
  • Larry Kramer
  • RuPaul Charles
Find out more on these historical figures of the past and present here.

Pride is something to be celebrated all year long! In case you missed this month's festivities check out Phoenix Pride for future events in the area.
Your Experience Counts
Now Recruiting YEC Volunteers for the 22-23 School Year!

Take your work and life experience into the classroom with Your Experience Counts! YEC is a dynamic academic mentoring program that places volunteers in K-8 classrooms to support students in literacy, math, and/or science. High school tutors also needed after-school in Mesa!
Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight
HandsOn is looking for a committed Volunteer Leader to support Ben's Bells, an organization with the mission "to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life." 

The ideal Ben's Bells leader would be available for a few hours during the week to help with administrative tasks at the Phoenix Studio. They may also lead a group volunteer project once a month to assist with general organization and crafting clay coins. If you would like to spread kindness with Ben's Bells, please contact
National Blood Shortage
There is a national blood shortage, and hospitals are in need of all blood types. The US blood supply is at an all time low for the last decade. Every 2 seconds someone in the US is in need of blood.

Want to take action? Learn if you are eligible to donate and have some frequently asked questions answered. Centers to donate blood and platelets are open at the American Red Cross and Vitalant.
Sending a BIG HandsOn Hug
Our hearts go out to our dear friend and former teammate, Chris Helmuth. Her Father, Jerry, recently lost his long battle with cancer. We are sending love from the HandsOn Greater Phoenix family. Please keep Chris and her family in your thoughts.
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Physical Address: 1125 E Southern Ave | Suite 200 | Mesa, AZ 85204
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4107 | Mesa, AZ 85211