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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How are the seniors selected to be a recipient?

A. The seniors that qualify for the program receive home delivered meals, are homebound, have low income, do not have family contact, and/or are clients of City of Scottsdale social workers.  If you or someone you know could qualify to be a recipient of this program, he/she must be screened by a City of Scottsdale social worker by calling (480) 312-5810.


Q. What is the biggest need?

A. We really need people to "adopt" the seniors, which will cover all of their needs.  However, if you want to make a general donation, then we suggest donating $35 grocery gift cards or books of Forever stamps. Every senior receives one of each. Our seniors shop at Albertsons, Basha's, Fry's, Safeway, and Walmart.


Q. Can I volunteer my time to this program?

A. No. Due to privacy restrictions with our clients, all aspects of the program, especially the delivery process, is done by City of Scottsdale social workers and staff. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the other Scottsdale Shares participants or view the City of Scottsdale's Volunteer page.


Q. When will I receive my senior's wish list?

A. The recipients recieve the wish lists the third week of October. It can take up to four weeks for the wish lists to be mailed back to Via Linda. The wish lists are forwarded in the order that we receive the adoption form from the donors. The earliest you will receive your wish list is the first week of November. The absolute latest is the last week of November. Please understand that this process is based on when you submit your form and how quickly the wish lists come back to us.


Q. When are donations due?

A. All donations, especially gift bags if you adopted, are needed by Friday, December 9th. However, monetary, gift card, and stamp donations can be donated until Monday, December 19th.


Q. Are donations tax deductible?

A. Yes. Your donations are going through Concerned Citizens for Community Health, a 501(c)(3) organization. Please use the Tax ID# 95 341 6943 for your tax deductible contributions.


Q. Can I deliver the gift bag to my senior?

A. No. Once again, due to privacy restrictions with our clients, all aspects of the program, especially the delivery process, is done by City of Scottsdale social workers and staff. If you are interested in volunteering your time for this kind of service, there are nonprofit organizations across the valley that provide this type of service to seniors. One example would be home delivered meals.