Events | Famous Dave’s Back to School Supply Drive
This July, Valley Famous Dave’s locations will once again team up to help in a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. People are encouraged to drop off new school supplies and new backpacks to help families and children in need.
“We want to lessen the pressure on some families’ budgets through our annual back-to-school drive,” says Annette Sutfin of 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, unused school supplies at any of the four Valley Famous Dave’s locations during normal business hours from July 2-31.
As a special incentive during this school supply drive, if you donate a new, book-size backpack at one of the Valley Famous Dave’s locations, you will receive a voucher for a free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich. Limit one per person, please.
For those who want to help, but can’t make it to a Famous Dave’s location, donations of school supplies can be made online at www.swhd.org/schoolready. Through the online shopping cart, people can choose to donate pre-filled backpacks, build their own backpack or make a financial contribution. All school supplies donated through the online shopping cart will be sent directly to Southwest Human Development.
Back-to-school items needed include:
- Spiral notebooks
- Pencil boxes
- Glue sticks
- Colored Pencils
- Filler paper
- 1” binders
- Pocket folders
There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley – Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue, SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road. Go to your nearest Valley location or www.famousdavesbbq.com.
Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches and home-style desserts. For more info, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Recognizing a child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development, Southwest Human Development’s more than 40 comprehensive programs focus on young children—ages birth to 5—and their families in the areas of child development, mental health, Easterseals disabilities services, early literacy and Head Start, family support and child welfare, and professional development and training for those who work with young children. Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year. Learn more at www.swhd.org.