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HopeFest: Hundreds gathering Saturday to help community members get the help they need

HopeFest Phoenix
Posted at 5:32 AM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 17:23:13-04

PHOENIX — Hundreds of people are coming together Saturday to help those in need in the Valley.

HopeFest Phoenix will take place at the North Phoenix Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23, 2019.

With the help of more than 800 volunteers and 150 service agencies, individuals and families can get the help they need in a variety of different areas -- healthcare, addiction recovery, dental services, education, employment, child welfare information, foster care, housing, refugee assistance, human trafficking prevention and intervention, tax preparing and more.

Groups that will be at the event include Phoenix Rescue Mission and various non-profit groups that specialize in education, health, government, faith and more.

Together, they have a simple goal: "meeting the needs of the community by connecting them to long-term resources."

HopeFest promises a lot of fun, too. They say there will be bounce houses, face painting, music, dancing and food.

The annual event started in 2012 and has helped more than 100,000 people since it began.

North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(southeast corner of Bethany Home Road and Central Avenue)
Saturday, March 23
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.