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 NEW, by making a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store!
So far ~1,890 residents have signed up for automated monthly donations. We have added over 350 participants to the program since last 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, $3, $5 or $10 or make a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store.
September Spotlights: Alzheimer's Association and AZCEND
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and 130,000 of those individuals who have been diagnosed reside in Arizona. Their mission is to provide and enhance the knowledge of families and individuals diagnosed with the disease about proper care and support. In 2017-2018 the Association has assisted 491 Gilbert residents in the areas of family care consultation, support groups, education, and referrals. In providing support and care to individuals and families, they do it free of charge due to the tremendous partnerships throughout the community. Assist the Alzheimer’s Association in providing services cost free by donating to the Desert Southwest Chapter. 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 them at their website to learn more about their efforts www.alz.org.dsw
Have you ever had a neighbor watch over your house while on vacation or mow your lawn for you? These actions identify as one being a good neighbor. Why not raise the bar by helping a neighbor in need pay their utility and/or housing payments. AZCEND has a program that does just that. Through the Community Action Program (CAP), the organization provides financial assistance to Gilbert residents to prevent evictions and utility disconnections during times of crisis. In 2017, AZCEND helped a total of 877 Gilbert residents. 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!
ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY DONATIONS
|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 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