About Us2022-02-15T15:51:50-07:00

Mission

Arizona Hygiene for Hope is committed to honoring our homeless, and our veterans. We encourage and empower individuals and motivate families to prosper by providing hygiene products and basic essentials.

Honor – To instill honesty and integrity in one’s beliefs and actions
Empower – To inspire individuals with confidence through mentoring and support
Motivate – To ignite one’s heart with the passion to take action
Prosper – To enable strength and success in all areas of life

HISTORY

The H.E.M.P. Legacy Foundation was started to HONER every individual as they are right now, regardless of their past. We EMPOWER individuals to grow and MOTIVATE them to strive to be the self-sufficient person that they were born to be. By doing this, we believe that everyone PROSPERS.

Doug and Heidi Hemp started the H.E.M.P. Legacy Foundation in 2010 with a group of volunteers who came together to do a Christmas dinner. The goal of the dinner was to support men, women and families who had been touched by the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. The first program had just over 300 individuals and families and served close to 900 meals. It was at this time that homeless started showing up and from that moment on they realized how addiction played a large role in homelessness. In addition to the meals those in need were given sample sized hygiene items, used clothing and new socks. All this was accomplished with the help of 25 friends, family members and neighbors.

Since 2010, the program has grown. This last Christmas program, (now Christmas with a Cause) served just over 10,000 men, women and families and welcomed thousands of homeless individuals. We received referrals from churches, school nurses, fire departments and from local police.

We have also helped rehabilitation centers, sober houses, battered women's shelters, previously sex-trafficked individuals, Veterans, 18-25 year olds who have fostered out of the foster care system, prisoners who have been released and are now starting a new life, as well as many, many families struggling from loss of jobs due to Covid. This staggering number includes just over 2500 children!

Many individuals have experienced the issue of addiction or life challenges that leave them in need of a helping hand. From the addict struggling with finding a road to recover, to a single parent struggling to feed children, to a veteran trying to rebuild his life, to a homeless man, woman, teen or child, to a pregnant woman with no one to lean on, all are in need of some level of support. Our goal is to be that helping hand to lift a struggling soul.

The H.E.M.P. Legacy Foundation is funded and supported by an amazing group of donors, volunteers and local businesses, who share our passion for serving the poor and suffering in our community. We work to form strong partnerships with local organizations that serve this population as well, in order to form a network of support; partnering with them to create custom outreach programs, opening the door for education, empowerment, prosperity.

Today this grassroots organization is growing and flourishing. Many share our passion for serving others. We are now Arizona Hygiene for Hope (AHH). We retain the same level of dedication and yet as an organization it is time to evolve. We look forward to the future of our organization and the multitude of lives we will help to empower.

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Who we Serve:

Homeless: • Living on the Street, In Cars, In Tents and Couch Surfing. • Veterans, Youth, Senior, Individuals, and families who are currently displaced. Men and Women: • Currently in Rehabilitation Centers, Treatment Centers, Half-Way Houses, and Sober Living Facilities. New Families: • 18-25 Year Olds who have Fostered OUT of the Foster System, • Grandparents who now have Custody of their Grandchildren as well as Foster Parents who need help with the day to day Basic Necessities. • Families Suffering from Covid and living well below the Poverty Level. Newly Released Prisoners: • Men and Women who are now Transitioning back into Society and are currently in Re-Entry Facilities learning new skills and/or a trade. Military and Veterans: • Papago National Guards, Luke Air-force Base, The 161st Air-wing, The 162nd Air-wing, US Vets, Veterans Success Center, Border Control, MANA House, and Our Gold Star Families. Individuals in Immediate Danger: • Sex-Trafficked Individuals (Including: Women, Men, Girls and Boys), Both Women and Men who now reside in Battered Persons Shelters. • Referrals from Local Fire Departments, Police Stations, and Churches, as well as, Referrals from School Nurses and Local Burn Units.

What We Do:

We HONOR Every Individual as they are right now. We ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER People to grow and MOTIVATE them to be the person they we born to. By doing this we Believe that Everyone PROSPERS. How We Do It: • We reach out to our Community with our Signature Programs. • We Supply Hygiene, Clothing, Food and Basic Necessities to those in need. • We Partner 200 Plus Local Non-profits with products to help our Community. • We Partner with Local businesses to get Resources to People most in need. • We have opened ‘FREE Shop’ where people can come get Day to Day Items they Need. (Appointment or Referral Needed) • We get DIRTY! We Take to the Streets to reach Our Forgotten and Our Most Vulnerable.

Just The FACTS:

Our Growth and Impact:
Christmas with a Cause 2009 900 Served
2021 11,000 Served
Best Day Ever (Women's Only) 2010 50 Served
2021 500 Served
Man UP (Men's Only) 2010 70 Served
2021 1,020 Served
“Egg-tra" Ordinary Family (Families and Individuals) 2010 125 Served
2021 10,000 Served
Community Project and Take it to the STREET 2010 300 Served
2021 6,500 Served
Veterans and Military 2010 0 Served
2021 9,000 Served
Day to Day 2010 0 Served
2021 5,500 Served