A New Leaf is receiving a record number of back to school items this year to benefit 150 children staying at A New Leaf’s shelters and affordable housing units – all because of a generous donation from International Cruise & Excursions (ICE), Inc.
The local company, based in Scottsdale, received an outpouring of support from employees who gave a record number of donations to provide to A New Leaf’s families and children. This year the donation drive has been so popular that employees have filled up a caravan of large vehicles to deliver the items.
Diane Watson led the campaign for ICE and said the employees made the drive one of the most successful ever for the company. “Diane and the employees of ICE are incredibly generous and dedicated to helping the less fortunate,” said Torrie Taj, Deputy CEO of A New Leaf. “Our families at the shelter will benefit in a huge way. This drive is truly an early Christmas present for families at the La Mesita Campus, as the families are financially challenged and have difficulty preparing their kids for school.”
A New Leaf’s back to school campaign ends August 1, 2015. A New Leaf operates the La Mesita Apartments, an 80-unit affordable housing complex, and the La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter located at the La Mesita Campus in downtown Mesa, Arizona, among other community programs.