The Chandler Public Library and the city of Chandler’s Neighborhood Resources team are partnering to assist community members who are experiencing homelessness with the new Library Giving Tree.
As part of their outreach, the city’s Community Navigators have compiled a list of items that would be helpful to people who are experiencing homelessness. The community is encouraged to visit the Library Giving Tree in the lobby of the Chandler Downtown Library to select an ornament that lists an item or multiple items that they can donate to an individual or family in need. Community Navigators will utilize donated items to help individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness.
The tree will be on display through December 20 at Chandler Public Library, 22 S. Delaware St. Items must be returned to the library by Wednesday, Dec. 20.
“The Library Giving Tree is a new idea from one of our team members,” says Library Assistant Manager Sue Van Horne. “We wanted to do something to help our patrons who are experiencing homelessness, and we are sure that Chandler residents and our library guests will show their generosity this holiday season.”
In addition to the ornaments with specific items, there will also be a sign by the tree listing other donation needs. For more information, call 480-782-2800 or visit chandleraz.gov/events/chandler-library-giving-tree.