The character of any community is defined by the connectivity of its members – neighbors who work together toward a better place for families, youth and seniors. Together we can provide help and hope to others.
Because we are Tempe.
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The Help to Others Program (H2O) was created in 1999 to provide Tempe residents the opportunity to easily contribute to their community. H2O is a voluntary, tax-deductible donation that is distributed to local nonprofit organizations serving Tempeans in need. In the past 12 years, over $845,000 helped provide vital services to children in crisis, homebound seniors, homeless teens and families in need. Every dollar raised (100%) supports youth and senior programs and helps provide a better community for everyone.
H2O is a partnership between the City of Tempe and Tempe Community Council that makes it easy for Tempe water customers to donate a $1 or more per month to neighbors in need. If you would like to donate a larger dollar amount per month, or are a Surepay customer and would like to contribute to Help to Others, please call (480) 350-8361 or visit the City of Tempe Water Utility Department, located at 20 E. Sixth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281. Google Map Or Donate Here!
Programs for Youth and Seniors were funded across a system that assists individuals, seniors, families and children that are facing crisis, to move from the crisis experience to stability, and continue on to self-sufficiency without slipping back into crisis.
2013/14 Funded Programs For Youth
Tumbleweed, Teen Youth Resource Center (TYRC)
The TYRC’s main objective is to provide the opportunities and tools necessary for each young person to have the ability to transition from the streets to stable housing.
Tempe Community Council, Open Horizons
Open Horizons Teen Parent Scholarship Program is a dropout prevention program for teens that have given birth and want to continue attending school.
Association for Supportive Child Care
Child Care Injury Prevention Program
This program “provides training, support and essential safety equipment on the following training topics:” Child Passenger Safety; CPR, First Aid and AED Certification; The Home and Environment Safety; Crib/Safe Sleep Safety.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
North Tempe Youth & Teens
This program provides “a safe place for young people (remove them from potentially unsafe or crisis situations) and offers programs in three priority outcome areas:” Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Teen Services at Ladmo Branch
This program provides “a safe place for young people (remove them from potentially unsafe or crisis situations) and offer programs in three priority outcome areas:” Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Child Crisis Center
Family Resource Center
This program recruits, trains, licenses/certifies and monitors foster and adoptive homes (resource homes) for foster children from Maricopa County.
Foster Care and Adoption
This program helps “parents learn how to provide safe, healthy environments for their children and to stop child abuse and neglect before it begins.”
EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center
Building Resiliency in Youth
This program uses curriculum for “a school-based primary prevention program that offers practical skills for helping children learn how to think through and resolve everyday conflicts.”
Girl Scouts – Arizona Pine Council
Social Like Us
These prevention and early-intervention programs are aimed at breaking the intergenerational cycles of abuse, poverty and crime, and offer a range of services to girls living in housing projects or homeless shelters, and girls involved in the juvenile justice systems.
2013/14 Funded Programs For Seniors
Area Agency on Aging
In Home Services
Partnering with East Valley Adult Resources “to provide non-medical home care and support services to frail elderly and adults with disabilities to enable them to live independently in their own home for as long as possible.”
Benefits Assistance Program
This program exists to assist Medicare beneficiaries and the general public in making informed decision about their enrollment options. In the News!
East Valley Adult Resources
East Valley RSVP
This program “recruits and places volunteers age 55+ in nonprofit, governmental and proprietary health care facilities meeting critical community needs in the City of Tempe.”
Tempe Community Action Agency
Senior Action Program
This program “provides two essential services for older adults and the disabled in Tempe: Home Delivered Meals for the homebound, elderly and disabled Tempe residents, and Congregate Meals that include daily socialization activities at three Tempe Senior Centers.”
Q: How can I participate?
A: A voluntary donation of $1 is listed on your monthly water bill. Simply pay the Total + Voluntary Donation. You can donate more than $1, to the amount of your choosing.
Q: What if I do not want to make a $1 donation?
A: Simply pay the sum on your water bill, titled Utility Amount Due.
Q: Who receives the donations?
A: All donated funds go directly to nonprofit agencies that help Tempe residents in need.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, for tax purposes you will receive a year-end total of your donations in the January utility bill.
Q: Do I have to sign-up or fill out a pledge card to donate?
A: No, just pay the Total + Voluntary Donation on your bill or you can give online by clicking the “Make a Donation” link on the top of this page.
Q: Doesn’t the City fund human service programs?
A: Yes, but in these budget-strapped times, need for services is far greater than what the City of Tempe can provide.
Q: How can I get more information?
A: For more information on the water bill portion of the program, please call Tempe’s Customer Service Department at 480.350.8361. For more information on human service programs funded by Help to Others, please call the Tempe Community Council at (480) 858-2300 or contact us here.