We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicolee Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicolee, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Creating a legacy for my brother who passed away at 23 years of age. 

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am co-founder of Harvest Compassion Centers, local food and clothing banks located throughout the Valley. We serve anyone living in the state with a one-stop shopping experience! We have taken the entire food-banking process and recreated it, so it is dignified, allows choice, builds relationships and show true love! It was a long road to get to where we are today, however with God’s guidance we baby stepped into creating and growing Harvest Compassion Center. We now have three locations in North Phx, Maryvale and West Phx. I want our community to know that we aim to unite all walks of lift with compassion. Showing true compassion to others show that all are truly accepted and loved. We want to know your story, know your other needs and walk alongside life with you. What do we do at HCC? We make new friends! And we can only do it with thousands of others volunteering alongside us every step of the way!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am from Chicago so I don’t have a lot of hot spots that I know about in the Valley as of yet. But after giving them a tour of one of our centers I would try to relax poolside with them enjoying some of our awesome sun! We don’t get this much sun in Chicago!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
All the incredible volunteers who serve alongside us at the Harvest Compassion Center! It’s truly community coming together as one to serve our neighbors in need!

Website: www.harvestcompassioncenter.org
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harvestcompassion/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18618033
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HCCFeed1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MitchellSwabackCharities/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_SJ5NHMaZON2cOZbwWOolw
Other: Amazon Wish List ! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/33YNZ8NELUXNW?pldnSite=1

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