Help your neighbors in Scottsdale by donating water and other heat relief items

As warmer weather approaches, Scottsdale is providing heat relief to those in need this summer. The city’s hydration stations and Beat the Heat Program rely on donations from the public to meet the high demand in Scottsdale.

Hydration stations offer free bottled water and a place to cool off from the summer heat through Sept. 30. All six locations are in desperate need of water bottle donations. Here is where you can donate:

Heat relief and hygiene items such as socks, deodorant, sun block, soap and shampoo are needed this summer as well. These items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fridays at the Vista del Camino Community Center, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. Find a full list of items needed

In addition, Scottsdale Senior Services is seeking donations for its annual Beat the Heat Program, which provides homebound, in-need seniors with necessary items for summer relief. Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Friday at Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, from now through May 17.

The Senior Services team has collaborated with Scottsdale Police and Scottsdale Fire to host a “Fill-a-Cruiser” event from 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. The goal is to fill a police cruiser with essential heat relief items needed for the program.

Critical items needed are:

  • water bottles
  • Brita water pitchers with filters
  • nutritional drinks

Find a full list of items needed. For more information, visit, and search “Beat the Heat.” 


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