Heart of Sunnyslope - FREE Family-Friendly Event
Save the date for Heart of Sunnyslope 2024!
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Desert Mission Food Bank Campus Parking Lot
9229 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 (Get Directions)
Does your organization want to participate in Heart of Sunnyslope?
Take a look at last year's event (2023).
Your health and your community matter.
Join us for this fun, interactive event—and connect with free and low-cost resources for the whole family.
Feel confident and supported in your health journey!
FREE Health Screenings and Other Resources
- Adults can get a FREE health screening. Get blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and other checks—along with personalized support from NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health).
- Screenings are walk-in, no sign-ups necessary. Just visit us during the Heart of Sunnyslope!
FREE Music, Entertainment, and Kids' Activities!
Hula hooping, double-dutch, yoga and Zumba demos, Ballet Folklorico, games, rock painting, and more!
FREE Fruits and Veggies*, and Other Giveaways!
*While supplies last. Bags of fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed to the first 500 attendees. Limit one bag per person.
About Heart of Sunnyslope
Hard to believe it has been three years since HonorHealth Desert Mission and Maricopa County Department of Public Health/AZ Health Zone partnered to celebrate community wellness in Sunnyslope!
Heart of Sunnyslope is an interactive day for the community celebrating health and active lifestyles, food resources, health screenings, education, early care, senior care, community advocacy and more. In 2020, over forty vendors participated in the event and provided screenings, referrals and activities for more than 500 attendees.
Meet These Organizations During the Event
Get to know these free and low-cost resources in your community!
Booth Description & Activity Provided
Physical Activity/Active Living: Double Dutch Club - demo + tutorials in interactive space
Education: K12 - Tuition Free Charter School, STEM Activities
Food Assistance/Nutrition: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - Nutrition education, income guidelines, nutrition giveaways, and incentive books
Health Services: State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)/Benefits Assistance Program/Medicare - Medicare information booklets + program support
Education: Program information (high school, GED Prep, ESL, Job Readiness)
Health Services: Program information
City of Phoenix – Head Start
Education: Pre-K program Information + recruitment
Community Planning: Phoenix General Plan 2025 -community input collection
College of Health Solutions
Food Assistance/Nutrition: MyPlate nutrition information + fruit and veggie event mascots
Resources: Constituent services and casework
Financial Assistance: Application assistance (SNAP, AHCCCS, TANF, KidsCare, and Marketplace) + FREE navigation of services
Desert Mission – Adult Day Health Care
Adult Care: Caregiver support group and recreation with older adult population + brain puzzles and crafting
Desert Mission – Lincoln Learning Center
Childcare/Education: Child social and emotional development - program information for families
East Sunnyslope Neighborhood Services
Education: Program Information + oral health and “Smile Kits”
Grand Canyon University (GCU) – Nutrition Club
Food Assistance/Nutrition: Heart healthy nutrition information
Habitat For Humanity
Financial Literacy/Resource Navigation
Food Assistance/Nutrition: Community gardening information + creating mini gardens
Promotion: 2023 CHNA Survey + polling activity
Education/Nutrition: Food demo and nutrition education
Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health (MCDPH) – Evaluation
Event Evaluation: Surveys (Eng/Sp)
Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health (MCDPH) – Maricopa Healthy App
Education/Food Assistance: FREE health and wellness app - community resources and information
Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health (MCDPH) – ParkRx
Physical Fitness/Active Living: Program information + walkability assessment tools
Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health (MCDPH) – YPAR
Youth Participatory Action Research: Program information
Food Assistance/Nutrition: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – program information
Mission of Mercy Arizona
Healthcare (FREE): Program information
Food Assistance/Nutrition/Dental/Medical: Clinic resources + vaccinations
Neighborhood Services Lead Abatement
Food Assistance/Nutrition: SNAP and Marketplace enrollment support
Parks & Rec
Food Systems: Seasonal produce game + produce giveaways
Education: Program information, resources, and library cards + books and SWAG
Food Assistance/Nutrition: Double Up and Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC and seniors) - program information + interactive activities about locally grown produce
Education: Program information
Sunnyslope Senior Center
Older Adult: Program information
Urban Strategies – Head Start
Education: Pre-K program information
Education (K-12): Program information + interactive activities