Empowering Change: Join Us in the Fight to End Homelessness!


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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
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At the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), students use their leadership to make a real impact in our community. That's why the Rio Salado College chapter has teamed up with UMOM New Day Centers to put an emphatic end to homelessness. Through the power of collective action and student collaboration, together we can focus on ending homelessness.

Homelessness Strikes Closer Than You Think

Homelessness doesn't discriminate. It can affect anyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. This pressing issue touches the lives of countless individuals in our community. We cannot afford to turn a blind eye; it's time to come together, take a stand, and make a difference.

Join Our Student-Led Initiative

Rio Salado’s NSLS student leaders are leading the charge for change. We invite students, alumni, employees, and members of the Rio Salado community to participate in a donation drive during the week of Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. This event aligns with national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Event Details

  • When: The week of Nov. 13, with a special sorting and packing event on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4-8 p.m.

  • Where: Rio Salado Conference Center, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Donation Drop-Off: You can contribute any day that week at Rio Salado College in Tempe, from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or during the packing event.

This isn't just about giving, it's about creating a sense of community, compassion, and change. Your contribution, whether in goods or monetary gifts, can be the turning point in someone's life.

Student Leader Shares Her Perspective

Tara Hayman, a dedicated student leader at Rio Salado’s NSLS chapter, emphasizes the gravity of the situation. “Your participation, your generosity, your voice - they all matter,” Hayman said. “Stand with us as we make a change, one act of kindness at a time.”

About UMOM New Day Centers
UMOM New Day Centers is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona. UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing Homelessness. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. Every night we provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 homeless families. We also offer nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the Valley, each with special Program Centers for residents. To learn more about UMOM, visit https://umom.org/.

About NSLS Rio Salado Chapter’s
The NSLS chapter at Rio Salado College was started in 2013. Currently the chapter has more than 1,000 members. Our local chapter is part of a larger national organization with 700+ chapters and more than 1.4 million members. Students are invited to join the NSLS at Rio Salado based on academic achievement, number of credits completed, and a desire to help students succeed and improve their leadership skills. The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. To learn more about the National Society of Leadership & Success, visit the NSLS website.

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