Back-to-school items | Purchases that help schools | Extracurricular activity donations for state tax credits | Used computers | Furniture, equipment and vehicles | Holiday drives | Mesa Foundation | Musical instruments
Individual and business contributions of goods, services and financial support benefit students in many ways.
Please call the school of your choice to find out how you can help. Gift and Donation Forms for tax purposes are available on campus. Consider:
Schools welcome such things as backpacks, books, clothing, personal hygiene items and school supplies for students in need. Contact schools near you for information. Or choose a school based on the percent of students in poverty.
Shopping malls, stores and manufacturers sponsor a variety of programs that provide funding and school supplies.
You can determine how part of your state income tax is spent by making an extracurricular activity donation. Dollar-for-dollar tax credits are available.
Donate aging or broken computers and components to Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT). High school students in advanced computer repair classes learn hands-on high-tech skills. They divert the equipment from landfills by refurbishing and donating it to nonprofit organizations.
Schools accept computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, printers, scanners, fax machines, software and small copy systems. Large, nonworking copy systems, televisions and VCRs are not accepted.
Drop off your donation at the main office during school hours. Tax-donation forms are available there. Mesa's StRUT refurbishing centers are:
- Mesa High, 1630 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, phone (480) 472-5883
- Red Mountain High, 7301 E. Brown Road, Mesa, phone (480) 472-8198
The Property Management Department accepts furniture, equipment and vehicles to benefit students and student organizations. For information, call (480) 472-0973.
Many schools conduct Thanksgiving and Christmas drives for toys, food, clothing, personal hygiene and household items to benefit needy families and charities. Contact a school in your neighborhood.
There are many ways individuals and businesses can support students through Mesa Foundation.
Choose a variety of donation options to help fund shoes, clothing, eyeglasses, classroom projects, Battle of the Books, instrumental and choral music activities, mentors, financial aid for prekindergarten and child care, emergency medical care, dental care and volunteer appreciation awards.
New and used musical instruments are greatly appreciated by the Music Education Program. Used instruments are refurbished thanks to a grant from the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence. All instruments are donated to band and strings classes at schools where the need is greatest. Call (480) 308-7350 if you would like to discuss your donation. Or send an e-mail.