As news outlets share more about the growing crisis of COVID-19 and its impact on our community, we wanted to connect as we navigate through the uncertainty together. We are taking every precaution here at our offices and in our work throughout the community to ensure that we all stay healthy and safe.
Our offices are closed to outside visitors and volunteer groups, but we continue to deliver quality housing and support services to families in need. Our families need help now more than ever! Below are some ways YOU can help the families we serve during this difficult time:
1) Drop off donations like shelf-stable food items or hygiene products at Save the Family's Donation Center, located at 444 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201, between 8 am and 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm. Just like everyone else, our families are in need of toilet paper, paper towels, and pantry necessities. However, in many cases our families are limited by SNAP benefit allowances and are additionally burdened by school and youth program closures that typically help meet nutritional needs for little ones.
3) The CARES Act provides for a $300 ($600 for married couples filing jointly) “above the line” charitable deduction for charitable contributions made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations like Save the Family. The temporary deduction is only available to taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. Contact your tax professional for additional information on your personal situation, and make a donation online today!
We remain committed to providing stable housing and a chance at economic security for vulnerable, low-income and homeless families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, and we wish you health and safety during the coming days.
Yours in Service,
Jacki Taylor, CEO