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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 NEW, by making a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store

So far ~1,600 residents have signed up for automated monthly donations.  We have added 169 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, 2018.

APRIL SPOTLIGHTS:

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley are dedicated to delivering high quality programs and opportunities that assist youth and teens to realize and live up to their full potential in becoming value oriented citizens. April 16-22 is Boys & Girls Club Week and what better way to celebrate than volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club at the East Valley Gilbert branch. In 2016-2017 alone the club opened their doors to 4045 Gilbert youth to utilize their services and facilities. Through volunteering and interacting with the various youth and teens, you can make a positive impact in their lives by being a resource they can depend on. www.clubzona.org.  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!

Junior Achievement of Arizona

The Junior Achievement of Arizona is a not-for-profit organization that aims to educate and prepare young adolescents for the workforce and become productive, contributing members of society. In honor of National Kiss of Hope Day, donate your time and/or money to Junior Achievement of Arizona. The intent behind this day is to enrich the lives of families, individuals, and communities in need. What better way to do that than to help fund programs such as JA’s Financial Literacy Classroom Program that was available students from Gilbert schools. 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!

Your donation is tax deductible.

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

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ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY DONATIONS

 ORGANIZATION

 WEBSITE

FUNDING SUPPORT
 Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK)  www.aask-az.org  Mentoring program for foster children
 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 Community Services  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
 Junior Achievement of AZ  www.jaaz.org Financial literacy program
 Matthew's Crossing Food Bank  www.matthewscrossing.org Meals to Grow-food backpacks for youth
 Mercy Housing  www.mercyhousing.org Resident services for seniors
 A New Leaf  www.turnanewleaf.org East Valley men's center and La Mesita family shelter
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