Hope Fest annual event to help those in need - Tucson News Now

Hope Fest annual event to help those in need

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This will be the 21st year that Hope Fest has happened in Tucson.

Hope Fest is a time when local businesses, non-profits, government and church communities come together and give their time and resources to help those in need.

Services provided include both medical and dental care, as well as groceries and hygiene items.  Personal care is provided as well, with haircuts and clothing.  These are provided to the homeless, working poor and underprivileged families. 

There will be more than 50 reputable and established programs available to attendees to help connect them to ongoing care.

Volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses will be on hand to check vital signs, blood pressure, and glucose levels as well as do testing for pregnancy and HIV.  Eye and hearing tests will be done, in addition to flu shots for those in need.

Before the Hope Fest event on October 19 (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), there will be a Hope Fest ‘Pack the Park' donation drive, on October 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kino Stadium. 

Hope Fest organizers are looking for items like gently used clothing, (new) hygiene items, canned foods, diapers and stuffed animals. 

These items will then be dispersed to attendees of Hope Fest the following day.

For those interested in volunteering or donating at Hope Fest please go online to www.hopefest.com for more information.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • breaking

    Streets back open near downtown Tucson, University of Arizona after large fire

    Streets back open near downtown Tucson, University of Arizona after large fire

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:44:11 GMT
    (Source: Chris Rasmussen)(Source: Chris Rasmussen)

    According to police, East Broadway Boulevard is closed between Euclid and Fremont avenues and North Euclid is closed between Broadway and East 10th Street. 

    According to police, East Broadway Boulevard is closed between Euclid and Fremont avenues and North Euclid is closed between Broadway and East 10th Street. 

  • UA product Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    UA product Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:18:04 GMT
    Prospective NBA #1 pick Deandre Ayton and hall of famer Clyde Frazier are now teammates with Puma Basketball (Photo courtesy: Puma Basketball).Prospective NBA #1 pick Deandre Ayton and hall of famer Clyde Frazier are now teammates with Puma Basketball (Photo courtesy: Puma Basketball).

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

  • Tucson migrant youth shelter scrutinized under 'zero tolerance' policy

    Tucson migrant youth shelter scrutinized under 'zero tolerance' policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:16:11 GMT
    Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)
    Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)

    A shelter in the shadows of downtown Tucson has come under scrutiny as it attempts to adapt to the Trump Administrations 'zero tolerance' policy. 

    A shelter in the shadows of downtown Tucson has come under scrutiny as it attempts to adapt to the Trump Administrations 'zero tolerance' policy. 

Powered by Frankly