There are Many Ways to Support Gilbert's Homeless Students, Families

The Gilbert Fire Department, Banner Health, and the Gilbert Chamber Foundation are teaming up to organize a Back-To-School Supply Drive to benefit the more than 250 homeless students enrolled in Gilbert Public Schools. The drive and supporting activities will take place between June 24 and July 22, 2019 and will culminate in a collection day where the families can come to the school district to pick up the supplies they need at no cost.

There are several ways in which you and your business can support this drive:

Host a Supply Drive - Simply encourage donations from your staff and/or customers between June 24 and July 22nd. Posters will be provided. On July 23rd, items can be delivered to the GPS District Complex between Noon and 4:00 PM.

Volunteer - Help is needed to accept donation deliveries and to sort and organize donations. Volunteers will be asked to sign up for shifts on July 23, 24, 25, and/or 26th.

Provide a Service – The students and their families will attend an event on July 26th where they can pick up their supplies and other donated items. We are looking for local businesses to support the event by providing haircuts, chair massages, dental consultations, immunizations, breakfast, lunch and snack donations and more.

Shop with a Student - Join Gilbert Fire Department for a shopping event on July 27th. You will be assigned a student in need and will personally shop with the student for items including clothing and shoes.

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