Scottsdale-based Shoebox Ministry receives $20,000

During this season of giving, one community member in Phoenix chose to fund Scottsdale nonprofit, Shoebox Ministry, with $20,000.

Natural personal care brand Tom’s of Maine and its 50 States for Good community giving program asked people across the country to take to social media this summer to voice what causes in their community matter to them most using #OneWaytoHelp.

From those entries, one person in each state and Washington, D.C. was randomly selected to award $20,000 from Tom’s of Maine to a local nonprofit of their choice, totaling more than $1 million, according to a press release.

This year’s Arizona winner is Scottsdale-based Shoebox Ministry, which collects and distributes personal hygiene kits to the homeless and working poor.

“This gift will allow Shoebox Ministry to continue to outreach in our community to create lasting Cross-Sector relationships with businesses, government, and other non-profits. These relationships allow us to work together for a common good, and provide the essential services needed, to the clients we serve,” stated the Shoebox Ministry website.

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