Current News at About Care
About Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We deliver caring, compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and physically challenged homebound residents of Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona. Our Support Services include:
- Shopping and Errands
- Respite Care
- Computer Assistance
- Friendly Visits
- Reassurance Phone Calls
- Minor Home Repairs
It is our goal to enable our neighbors to remain in their homes, living independently with self-respect and dignity. We provide these support services free of cost to our neighbors. Call us today at 480.802.2331.
The ARIZONA STATE CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT FOR THE WORKING POOR allows you to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, up to $400 if you file a joint return or up to $200 if you file a single return, on your Arizona state income tax when you give to About Care for those who qualify.
The program is so simple!
To take advantage of this tax credit:
1. Write a check payable to About Care. P.O. Box 3278, Chandler, AZ 85244 for $200 or $400 by December 31st, 2010. About Care will mail you the receipt needed when you file your taxes.
2. Itemize your charitable contributions.
3. There is a simple form (AZ Form 321) that you must complete and include with your state tax filing in order to receive the tax credit. This form is available from your tax preparer or the ADOR website.
4. Should tax time come and you’re not eligible to receive the credit, contact About Care directly.
About Care held its Fourth Annual Veterans’ Day Art Auction/Wine-Tasting event on Thursday, 11/13/2014
The event featured donated local art and catering and Arizona wines from AJ’s Fine Foods. Also during the event, a high school art competition was held. Chandler, Hamilton and Valley Christian high school students participated in the competition.
The event is to honor our clients who are Veterans or widows of Veterans and our volunteers – our Hometown Heroes!
The majority of About Care’s clients are our neighbors who have served in the military or are family members of former military members. About Care serves a generation that were our military, teachers, nurses, local store merchants – think of someone who wakind to you when you were young and now they are alone and economically disadvantaged with no one to help them. About Care is creating a community of care!
About Care is collaborating with Neighbors Who Care and Y OPAS: Senior Community Wellness Coalition. The goal is to get discharged patients appropriate care and reduce readmissions. Learn More.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call Beth Summers at 480.802.2331. You will be required to come into the About Care office for an interview and training. Please bring your driver’s license and proof of car insurance. Applications are available on-line or in person. Orientations are done Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It only takes a little time to make a big difference in someone else’s life.
About Care is very proud to announce our "Toner Donor" program for our corporate partners and sponsors. This new program is truly a win-win for us ALL.
Here's how it works... for every ink or toner cartridge you purchase through our new online ordering site, About Care earns an average of $3.Virtually all makes and models of printers are supported, so we can become your one-stop-shop! Check out the About Care Tonor Donor Brochure!
Here's the good part for you... your company will likely save between 10% and 40%. We purchase from the same manufacturers as the national office supply superstores. But, with lower overhead, the savings are passed to you...and all products are 100% guaranteed. Order Ink TODAY!
Thank you to Thunderbirds Charities and Bridges to Hope Foundation!
About Care is in partnership with Thunderbirds Charities and Bridges to Hope Foundation to enhance About Care’s programs providing services to the homebound elderly and disabled in Chandler and Gilbert. About Care is grateful for this financial support allowing us to help our neighbors remain independent and live in their homes as long as possible.
Free Support Services for Homebound Individuals living in Chandler & Gilbert!
We do not provide transportation services for people in wheel chairs or with dementia. To find out if you qualify for services, please call About Care today at 480.802.2331.
Our Wish List
About Care is currently looking for a local restaurant to help us honor our volunteers on a monthly basis. We are seeking to have a volunteer of the month enjoy lunch for 2 (which hopefully would include a client who is homebound). If you know of anyone who can help us with this, please contact us at 480.802.2331.
We need the following
- Donated Office Space
- Gift Cards
- Gas Cards
- Volunteer Name Tags
- About Care Shirts for Staff and volunteers
If you or anyone you know can help us with any of these items, please call us today at 480.802.2331. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.