Paz de Cristo Outreach Center
Our vision is to empower our guests to reach their full potential by removing barriers so they may become more self-sufficient. Paz de Cristo exists to help them achieve self-reliance, pride and self-respect. Lives are changed leading to improved economic standing, respect for others and citizenship participation.
We are here to Feed, Clothe and Empower those in need in the Phoenix East Valley.
Our vision and mission guide our work each day helping people who struggle with hunger, poverty and homelessness.
A project that is never done, four Rotarians got together on June 5 to package 100 + shower kits and delivered them to #PazdeCristo. The Rotary Club of Gilbert is happy to supply kits for our community during these dog days of summer. Pax director, Joe Tansill reports they go through approx. 50 kits per week on shower days.
Gilbert Rotary gathered again on June 2 at Paz de Cristo to prepare and meal, serve approximately 150 guests and clean up afterward. It was a hot night and these folks looked like they had just endured an Arizona day under the sun. The staff at Paz is great to work with and our service there is very rewarding. Shown here is part of the crew, including incoming President Mike and his granddaughter. Thanks everybody. Job well done.
As part of the Rotary Week of Service, Rotary Clubs from Mesa and Gilbert gathered April 17th to assemble hygiene kits for the homeless guests of Paz de Cristo. Shown here are those who assembled 1300 kits in just over an hour, and then delivered them to Paz de Cristo. It was fun to get together again, see old friends, make new friends and help the needy in our community. Special thanks to Diana and Cori, who chaired the event in Gilbert. It was really well organized!
Thanks to President Debe, Toyin, Jim, Pat, George, Mike and Curt for preparing and serving a delicious hot meal to over 160 people February 1st at Paz de Cristo in Mesa. Paz serves meals to the less fortunate in our community every night of the year; with only a few paid staff, it relies on volunteers to do the work. Under COVID conditions, the meals were packaged inside and delivered outside, where folks could eat while properly spaced, or take the meals away in a vehicle. Pulled roast beef sandwiches, brown rice, green beans and peach slices seemed popular. Sack lunches were also available for people who might not be eating again soon. It is a great program, one that Gilbert Rotary Club has long supported. We also met the new Executive Director at Paz, Joe Tansill, who has been involved in public service for many years as a medical director. Welcome aboard Joe, we will see you again!