In November 2016, founder of God Feet & graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business, David Gillette, decided he wanted to walk in the footsteps of those experiencing homelessness. He said to himself, “What better way than to panhandle on the side of the freeway.” David spent a couple hours panhandling in Gilbert, raising $200. With the money, he bought a bunch of pizzas, drove to downtown Phoenix and fed men, women, and children living on the streets. This experience was both priceless and eye opening. Through that experience, the idea of Purpose Movement was born.
Since that first night, hundreds of people have joined the Panhandle Project movement, in an effort to positively impact the least of these. “God is moving powerfully through Purpose Movement. We’re so excited to see others get involved and feel so blessed at the opportunity to serve alongside our amazing volunteers and community. The foundation of Purpose Movement was born out of our faith in God and home church, Rock Point, in Queen Creek, AZ. Continuing to encourage us to know, grow & go. Thank You for joining us, in wanting to be a part of something greater than ourselves."