Help 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!
THANK YOU to the additional 636 Gilbert residents who joined the program this last fiscal year! So far ~2966 residents have signed up for automated monthly donations but let's keep it going! Our goal is to have 5,000 residents participate in the program by June 30, 2020.
Your donation is tax deductible.
Sign up today to begin your monthly donation of $1, $2, $3, $5 or $10
For a one time donation go to Gilbert Town Store.
Panhandling impacts our community and there no easy and fast solutions to address its causes and effects. Often, we are compelled to give to those who are struggling to make ends meet in hopes our generosity will make a difference. But is giving to people who are panhandling the best way to help?
The Gilbert area is fortunate to have many non-profits and faith-based groups that provide food, shelter, and other resources 365 days a year. These groups don’t just connect people to resources that improve their lives and help to end their situation; they provide human connections that can lead someone on the streets to feel valued, understood, and worthy of a better life. Healthy giving is about working together with these groups rather than doing it alone.
We encourage you to learn more about panhandling - what is it, who does it, and why? Learn more here.
July Spotlight: All Non-Profits Serving Gilbert!
Many individuals and families in Gilbert are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives. The Town of Gilbert wants to recognize it partners that are serving during this difficult time and say
Thank You for all your extra efforts!
Use the links below to find out more about each organization, how they serve, and how you can help or get involved.
ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY DONATIONS
|A New Leaf||www.turnanewleaf.org||East Valley men's center and La Mesita family shelter|
|Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK)||www.aask-az.org||Mentoring program for foster children|
|About Care||www.aboutcare.org||Empowering independent living|
|AZCEND||www.azcend.org||CAP office-rent & utility assistance|
|Best Buddies International||www.bestbuddies.org/arizona/||Friendship program|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||www.bbbsaz.org||Mentoring program|
|Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley||www.clubzona.org||After School & Summer Camp Activities|
|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|
|Community Alliance Against Family||www.caafaaz.org||Domestic & sexual violence services and education|
|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 Arizona||www.jaaz.org||Financial literacy program for low income students|
|Matthew's Crossing Food Bank||www.matthewscrossing.org||Meals to Grow-food backpacks for youth|
|Mercy Housing||www.mercyhousing.org||Resident services for seniors|
|Midwest Food Bank||www.midwestfoodbank.org||Food pantry supplemental food support|
|One Small Step- Clothes Cabin||www.onesmallstepaz.org||Clothing bank and Homeless services|
|Open Arms Care Center||www.openarmscc.com||Gilbert food pantry|
|Save the Family||www.savethefamily.org||Homeless families intervention program|
|Salvation Army||www.chandler.salvationarmy.org||Rent Assistance|
|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, $2, $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
AZ Relay 711
The Town of Gilbert does not discriminate against any individual or program applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, handicap, familial status or national origin.