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Famous Dave’s Hosts Back To School Supply Drive

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Today was a great day in the PhoenixBites household; it is the first day of school! The boys got up early with anticipation, excited to see friends that they haven’t seen for a few weeks and to get a feel for their new teachers and class set ups. Both were sporting new kicks and fancy hair-dos. The Mister and I were excited because this day means its going to be a lot quieter during the day. We will likely has some increased productivity but we’re mostly excited about the whole no yelling and arguing situation that has existed pretty much daily for the last 6 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little people but I can love them from 2:45 until bedtime now and that’s nice too!

Famous Dave's Hosts Back To School Supply DriveBack to school time isn’t always as easy breezy and exciting for some families. The added financial strain of all the things that are needed for a new school year can be taxing on some parents. Famous Dave’s wants to help relieve some of that stress for Valley families. They are hosting a Back to School Supply Drive from now through July 31st. The Drive will benefit Southwest Human Development.

“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 of Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood 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. As a special incentive during this school supply drive, anyone who not only donates supplies, but also a NEW, book size backpack at one of the Valley Famous Dave’s locations, will receive a voucher for a free Georgia Chopped Pork sandwich. One per person. The list of supplies needed are below and greatly appreciated.

What is most needed for the Back to School Supply Drive?

Spiral notebooks
Pencil box
Glue sticks
Box of Pencils
Box of Pens
Box of Colored pencils
Filler paper
Box of Crayons
1” binders
Pocket folders

Where Can I Drop Off Items For The Back To School Supply Drive?

Chandler| 3250 W. Frye Road| Chandler| 85226| 480.782.1212
Peoria| 16148 N. 83rd Ave.| Peoria| 85382| 623.979.3706
Gilbert| 2206 E. Williams Field Road| Gilbert| 85296| 480.722.2781
Mesa| 1011 N. Dobson Road| Mesa| 85201| 480.615.1444

Just a quick trip to your local supply store and then a drop off at Famous Dave’s can really help a lot of families in need to get ready to get back to school. You’ll feel good for helping someone out and you’ll get a delicious Georgia Chopped Pork sandwich for free! What’s better than a happy heart and a happy belly?

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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