Famous Dave’s in Mesa and three other East Valley locations is helping Southwest Human Development by hosting a back to school supply drive through July 31. Residents are encouraged to drop off new school supplies to help families and children in need.
“There are so many children throughout the Valley who won’t have the supplies they need this year to succeed in school,” said Ryan Narramore, with Southwest Human Development. “With the support of the community and our partners, we hope to collect enough school supplies to provide more than 500 families with what they need for their children to enter school ready to learn.”
People can drop off new items at any of the four Valley Famous Dave’s locations during normal business hours. The Mesa location is at Mesa Riverview, 1011 N. Dobson Road.
As a special incentive during this school supply drive, anyone who not only donates supplies, but also a new, book-sized backpack, will receive a voucher for a free Georgia Chopped Pork sandwich. One per person.
New school supplies needed are: backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencil box, scissors, glue sticks, box of pencils, box of pens, box of colored pencils, filler paper, box of crayons, 1-inch binders, pocket folders, rulers and dictionary.
For more information, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com.
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. They offer more than 40 comprehensive programs focused on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easter Seals disabilities services, early literacy and Head Start, child welfare and professional education. Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year. Learn more at www.swhd.org.
– Kelly Mixer is managing editor of MyNewsMesa.com. Reach her at