90% of our donations are in-kind. Please help us help others!
Drop off donations at either of the following two homes 24/7.
475 E. Joseph Way, Gilbert or 1425 E. Libra Drive, Tempe
The homeless in Arizona face a particular challenge with a lack of proper clothing, given the temperature extremes we experience from season to season. Your donation of t-shirts, pants, socks, and underwear (new only please) will give our clients a sense of self-worth and pride.
The homeless population has the same needs as you and me. Hygiene items are always welcomed! The next time you stay in a hotel, save a bar of soap for our friends. The following items are in high demand: toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, small bars of soap, shampoo, body wash, tissues, tampons/pads, lip balms, hair brushes, baby wipes (for cleaning off) and band-aids.
When, it’s cold outside, our clients are desperate to keep warm at night. When it's hot, they need something to sit on. Blankets are in high demand – along with backpacks and sleeping bags. We also gratefully accept bath towels and washcloths.
Shoes are one of the most requested items on the streets. The homeless spend most of their days walking from place to place, so shoes are essential! We accept all sneakers, flip flops and casual shoes.
Food is a necessity for all of us! We have a food pantry to help struggling families. We also put together hundreds of snack packs weekly to distribute. Suggested items: granola bars, trail mix, pretzels, gummies, Top Ramen.
Many of our clients have pets! Please remember us when you're looking to donate leashes, collars, dog booties, water/food bowls and any leftover dog/cat food. We'll also gratefully accept dog beds and crates.
Gift cards are a special treat for our clients. $5 can buy a cold drink, food for the evening or hygiene items essential for day-to-day living. Gift cards also allow a homeless individual to go inside a restaurant to escape the elements and use the restroom.
Days are long when you're on the streets. We are always looking for fun things to hand out. Coloring books, markers, books, Rubik's cubes, fidget spinners, crossword puzzle books, stickers, etc.
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Aris is a 501(c)3 and an Arizona State Tax Credit. So, every dollar up to $400 single/$800 couple comes back to you dollar-for-dollar on your AZ State taxes!
The Aris Foundation Amazon Wishlist has lots of items we need! Simply select an item, add it to cart and it is shipped directly to us for distribution on Tuesday.