The Assistance League of Phoenix has partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to provide Loyola Academy scholars at Brophy College Prep with brand new clothing, shoes, backpacks, books and hygiene packs to assist them in starting the school year with fresh supplies.
During the first week of August, the Diamondbacks bus pulled up to Brophy College Preparatory, the home of the Loyola Academy, a sixth-eighth grade school on the Brophy campus for underserved students, to equip the students with back to school clothing and supplies, according to a press release.
“The Loyola Academy is in its fifth year and for every year since its inception, the Assistance League and the Arizona Diamondbacks, supported by the BHHS Legacy Foundation,have been an incredible support to our Loyola Academy scholars,” stated Father Ed Reese the president of Brophy, in the release. “The average income of our Loyola Academy families of five is about $22,000 so these donations of clothing and other back to school items are a blessing from heaven for them. We are so grateful—-this support and the valley community support for the scholars has been overwhelming.”
Each student was measured for specific size and received four polos, two pair of pants, a hoodie, six pairs of socks and underwear, shoes and a belt, according to the release. Totebags, backpacks and a book were also provided, according to the release.
Volunteers from the Assistance League were on board for all the fittings, the release stated.