$100,000 goal set, with $10,000 of its own money set aside for matching funds
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 27, 2020)--Adopt Technologies is turning to its clients and the public to help Phoenix Rescue Mission which has seen a dramatic increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adopt Technologies has launched a fundraising campaign to support the relief organization, seeding the campaign with a $10,000 contribution, with the goal of generating a pool of $50,000 in corporate donations.
Adopt is hopeful that clients, partners and other businesses will strongly consider contributing to this pool of funds. Those donating will be recognized on the web page promoting this campaign – https://www.adopttechnologies.com/adopt-gives-back as well as any other event promotions or recognitions that transpire. The company is hopeful to also generate enough individual contributions to fully match the pool of corporate donations as well. The goal is to raise a total of $100,000 for Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Hunger looks a lot like you and me. It knows no age, race, or gender. But it is fundamentally tied to poverty, and poverty is rampant in Arizona. Hope for Hunger Food Bank is an outreach of Phoenix Rescue Mission dedicated to addressing both hunger and poverty. Please help provide a meal and hope to our struggling neighbors.
As a result of COVID-19, a substantial increase in demand has made this food donation program even more critical. The five months starting March 1, 2020 resulted in an increase of 21% in households served (3,518) and 20% in individuals served (10,325). Homelessness is already 11% higher than 2019 in Maricopa County, with a current population of more than 7,000 experiencing homelessness and more than 45,000 families receiving federal assistance for rent in Arizona.
Food insecurity in Arizona is higher than the national average (12.4% versus 11.1% nationally). Food insecurity is explicitly a financial problem with 99% of households reporting they are worried that their food would run out before they received money to buy more. With a record number of unemployment claims across the country, the number of households who do not have access to healthy food is growing. Food insecurity also results in a host of public health problems that can be largely avoided if families had access to abundant and healthy food, thereby putting less strain on health care and other systems.
“Phoenix Rescue Mission has been a client for many years so we know first hand how efficient they are at what they do,” said Brett Helgeson, CEO & Managing Partner for Adopt Technologies.” Helgeson stated that when he became aware of the organizations increase in food demand, he knew that Adopt Technologies needed to help.
Everyday, Phoenix Rescue Mission’s “Hope for Hunger Food Bank,” provides emergency food and more for roughly 130 families in Glendale and parts of Phoenix and Peoria. The food bank is a true beacon of hope to the community — a place where caring volunteers come together — creating healthier, stronger futures and lives transformed.
For more information visit: adopttechnologies.com/adopt-gives-back or call Tony Felice at 480-567-6890.
About Adopt Technologies
Founded in 2004, Adopt Technologies is a Phoenix IT Company providing managed cloud computing solutions, cloud migrations, IT strategy and solutions consulting, enhanced cybersecurity services, traditional IT management and support, as well as 24/7/365 at-your-beck-and-call technical support desk services. The company has experienced rapid and well-managed growth, outperforming projections every year since 2012, by introducing innovation and personalized service to an industry known for frustration and confusion for business owners. The leaders at Adopt are business experts with a deep knowledge of information technology rather than tech people with no knowledge of how business is run. The company boasts a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 76, as well as an end-user retention rate of 97 percent. Adopt Technologies was recognized in 2020 as one of the Best Management Consulting Firms in America by Forbes Magazine as well as Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies in America in 2018, 2019 and 2020; CRN's FastGrowth 150 list in 2020 and Pioneer 250 list in 2019; Arizona State University’s Sun Devil 100 fastest-growing companies in 2018, 2019 and 2020; Phoenix Business Journal’s Top Tech Executive Leader awards in 2016 and AZ Business Magazines Most Admired Companies in 2020.