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Helping the Homeless

In the past year, we have seen a rise in the presence of homeless at the properties we serve, and we deal with the people and issues first hand.  You might see them at your properties and wonder, “What can I do to help them?” If we can refer them to local organizations whose mission is to assist the homeless, then it’s a win-win situation. You’ll have a cleaner property, and the less fortunate will benefit from the aid available in our local communities.

SPREAD THE WORD!  Contribute with a “Working Poor” tax credit.
Arizona allows tax payers a credit for contributing to local non-profit organizations that help the homeless.  Through the “Working Poor” tax credit, a single filer can receive a maximum credit of $200, and joint tax filers can receive a credit of up to $400. Donations must be made to eligible organizations, and you can find a list of those that qualify for 2012 tax returns here. You must itemize your federal income tax return in order to be eligible for the credit. If you take the standard deduction, the tax credit benefit will not apply.

Most people and companies support a charitable cause or volunteer in our community. Volunteering at one of the many organizations around the Valley that help the homeless is a rewarding and excellent way to give back to the community. Sonoran Property Maintenance, LLC volunteers in the kitchen at Phoenix Rescue Mission. The Phoenix Rescue Mission serves three meals per day, 365 days per year, to the homeless and other needy people.

We’ve created a print-out for you to give to the homeless you encounter at your properties to inform them of local assistance. There are dozens of soup kitchens around the Valley that provide free meals and accommodations. The list includes phone numbers and addresses of food banks and other organizations that offer assistance around the Valley. http://www.scribd.com/doc/117628953/117145549-Local-Assistance-for-the-Needy?secret_password=18iwj3yktrqlcftb1vav

Here’s a list of several Valley organizations that provide help to the homeless. For a complete list of Valley food banks and assistance programs, or to find one in your area, visit http://www.azfoodbanks.org/

Phoenix Rescue Mission
Website: http://phoenixrescuemission.org/
1801 S. 35th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009-6706

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – 2 locations
Website: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/
1) Surprise
13050 W. Elm St.
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)

2) University of Phoenix Center                                                                                           3003 W. Thomas Road                                                                                                     Phoenix, AZ 85009                                                                                                              Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)

St. Vincent DePaul – 3 locations
Website: http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/index.htm
1) Henry Unger Memorial Dining Room
1075 W. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

2) Chris Becker Memorial Dining Room
9227 N. 10th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 261-6863

3) Dan O’Meara Center
420 W. Watkins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 850-6705

Central Arizona Shelter Services
Website: http://www.cassaz.org/
230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85007
(602) 256-6945

Community Network for Accessing Shelter
Website: http://phoenix.gov/law/victims/domesticviolence/contacs.html

United Food Bank
Website: http://unitedfoodbank.org/
Email: info@unitedfoodbank.org
358 E Javelina Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

Maricopa County Health Care for the Homeless
Website: http://www.maricopa.gov/publichealth/services/homeless/
220 S. 12th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

André House
Website: http://andrehouse.org/
213 S. 11th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007

The Respite Shelter for Homeless Men
Website: http://www.respiteshelter.org/
7000 N. Central Ave., Bldg F
Phoenix, AZ 85020

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