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The purpose of MAN-UP is to give men a chance to move from addiction to freedom, from the battlefield to civilian life, from selfishness to selflessness, from homelessness to self-sufficient and to realize that to have true success in life, you must first have character and self-respect. This program inspires men to look beyond the difficulties of their past, so that they can see how much power they have over their own lives, as well as the lives of those around them. We share that to MAN-UP you must be respectful and faithful to yourself, to your commitments, and to your word.

MAN-UP was started when Heidi Hemp realized that there was little compassion or concern for men. Everyone is quick to assist the pregnant teen or the single mom, and those are worthy causes, but what about the boy who’s trying to be a man? What about the soldier that is now living on the streets? What about the drug addict or the alcoholic trying to get sober? What about the man who abuses women because that’s all he’s ever seen? Even the drug dealer is someone’s son! If you’ve never had a father, a father figure, or a man to look up to, how are you ever going to develop the character to respect yourself or others? It’s hard to make good decisions when you don’t know the difference between a good decision and a bad decision. We have a lot of boys, but not many men. It’s time to give men respect and to teach self-respect. Men today need tools to help them realize dreams, and to be productive members of society.

MAN-UP is one of Arizona Hygiene for Hope’s signature programs that serves 500 men who are all encouraged to work their way out of their past, so they can see just how much power they have over their own lives, as well as how much positive influence they can have over the lives of those around them. Hygiene items, clothing, socks, boxer briefs and a delicious lunch are just some of what they receive.

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