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Gilbert Online Store: Gilbert GoodiesHelp a neighbor in need! Neighbor 2 Neighbor (N2N) has provided a way for Gilbert residents to help support neighbors in need through a monthly utility bill donation, a one time donation or by making a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store

So far ~2294 residents have signed up for automated monthly donations.  We have added over 442 participants to the program since July, let's keep it going! Our goal is to have 5,000 residents participate in the program by June 30, 2019.

Your donation is tax deductible.

Sign up today to begin your monthly donation of $1, $2, $3, $5 or $10 or make a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store. 

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March Spotlight: Shoebox Ministry

In recognition for International Happiness Day, spread positive feelings and happiness in all areas of your community. The Shoebox Ministry serves homeless and working individuals throughout Maricopa County with personal hygiene kits. The kits provide toiletry items, socks, and undergarments. In 2017-2018 Shoebox Ministry has provided personal hygiene kits to 477 residents of Gilbert. 

Bring happiness to Gilbert residents who receive kits by hosting a collection drive. The higher the amount of items available to provide to needed individuals, the greater the satisfaction for all people involved. This organization is doing good works for Gilbert residents, supported by funding from the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program.  Get involved today www.Gilbertaz.gov/n2n! Visit Shoebox Ministry for information on steps to host a collection drive at www.shoeboxministry.org

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY DONATIONS

 ORGANIZATION

 WEBSITE

FUNDING SUPPORT
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK)  www.aask-az.org  Mentoring program for foster children
About Care  www.aboutcare.org  Empowering independent living
Alzheimer's Association  www.alz.org.dsw  Family support programs
AZCEND  www.azcend.org  CAP office-rent & utility assistance
Big Brothers Big Sisters  www.bbbsaz.org  Mentoring program
Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley  www.clubzona.org  Scholarships & youth programming
Catholic Charities   www.cathloliccharitiesaz.org  My Sister's Place- domestic violence shelter
Central Arizona Shelter Services  www.cassaz.org Regional emergency shelter for homeless men
Child Crisis Arizona  www.childcrisiaz.org Children's emergency shelter & Family Education
 Chrysalis  www.noabuse.org Domestic violence services
 East Valley Adult Resources  www.evadultreources.org Older adult support services
 Hope for Addiction  www.myhopeforaddiction.com Support group services for addiction issues
 House of Refuge  www.houseofrefuge.org Adopt A Home-transitional housing
 ICAN  www.icanaz.org Substance use & treatment awareness programs
Matthew's Crossing Food Bank  www.matthewscrossing.org Meals to Grow-food backpacks for youth
Mercy Housing  www.mercyhousing.org Resident services for seniors
New Leaf  www.turnanewleaf.org East Valley men's center and La Mesita family shelter
Open Arms Care Center   www.openarmscc.com Gilbert food pantry 
PSA Behavioral Health Agency  www.azpsa.org  Mental and substance abuse assistance
Save the Family  www.savethefamily.org Homeless families intervention program
Shoebox Ministries  www.shoeboxministry.org Toiletries for the homeless
United Food Bank  www.unitedfoodbank.org Emergency & supplemental food distribution

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who decides how donations are spent? Donations made through this program are allocated to non profits assisting Gilbert low-income residents. Gilbert’s Community Resources Staff develops funding recommendations that are presented to Town Council annually for approval.

Will any of the money be used to pay for administrative costs? No. All donated funds will go directly to nonprofit agencies who help Gilbert residents in need.

Can individuals apply for assistance? No. Only non-profit organizations that provide essential human services to Gilbert citizens may apply.

How much can I donate? You can select one of four options which will be added to your utility bill each month: $1, $3, $5, or $10. 

Are donations tax deductible?  Yes.  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; please consult your tax advisor.  You will receive an end of the year letter acknowledging your donation.

What if I decide not to pay the donation amount? After three months of non-payment of the donation, the unpaid donation amount will be adjusted off the account and will no longer be billed. You will have to reapply to reestablish the donation.

How do I cancel my donation? You may contact the Customer Service Center at any time to request your monthly donation be canceled. They may be reached by calling 480-503-6800 or at utilities@gilbertaz.gov.

Do I have to sign-up or fill out a pledge card to donate to the donation program? You have a variety of options to apply. You can apply online at the Donation Program web page or call 480-503-6800 sign up. You can also send an e-mail directly to the Customer Service Center with the required information to sign up.

What types of human service programs will this program fund? Your donation will focus on essential human services for families, children, and the elderly. Services could include: prevention of homelessness, strengthening families, support for victims of abuse, and positive alternatives for youth.

How can I obtain more information about this program? For more information on the water bill portion of the program, please call Gilbert’s Customer Service Center at (480) 503-6800. Here is more information on human service programs currently funded by Gilbert.

What if I want to make a one-time donation? Donations for any amount can be made by sending a check payable to the Town of Gilbert to:

Customer Service Department
Utility Donation Program
90 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296