Arizona Promotional Products Association’s (AzPPA) Philanthropy Committee hosted a fundraising event for a class at Palo Verde Middle School in Phoenix on June 4 as part of the regional association’s Family Fun Event at The Main Event in Tempe.

The event collected more than $300 in cash donations for the class, along with 100 drawstring backpacks holding an assortment of crayons, markers, pencils, pencil cases, journals, binders, toothbrushes, balls, etc.—all donated by generous suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry. Participants in the event were treated to an Italian-food buffet, and competed in bowling, laser tag and the arcade games at The Main Event.

AzPPA's 2019 Philanthropy Chairperson Stephanie Welch, from local distributor HP2 Products & Promotions, says "We are so proud to have had such a successful event to support the children in this very deserving classroom. It was all for a great cause, and the students of Alexa Hawkins’ class at Palo Verde Middle School truly appreciate our support."

The 2019 Philanthropy Committee also includes AzPPA Board Member Anna Wiese, with supplier and AzPPA 2019 Gold Sponsor Imagen Brands. The event coordinator for the Family Fun Night was AzPPA Board Member Donna Day with apparel wholesaler and AzPPA 2019 Official Apparel Sponsor McCreary’s Tees.