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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

THANK YOU to the additional 636 Gilbert residents who joined the program this last fiscal year! So far ~2488 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 or make a Gilbert Goodies purchase from the on-line Gilbert Town Store. 

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December Spotlight: House of Refuge

National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day is Dec. 21-First Day of Winter and House of Refuge is helping to find a solution. They offer transitional housing and supportive services to those striving towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Their programs are focused in five areas: employment/education, financial literacy, health & wellness, life skills, and permanent housing. Last year, they served 75 Gilbert residents through their programs. Learn more about House of Refuge at https://houseofrefuge.org/ 

  

   

 ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY DONATIONS

 ORGANIZATION

 WEBSITE

FUNDING SUPPORT
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    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
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
480-503-6800

TDD: 480-503-6080

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. 

 CAP office-rent & utility assistance