Every day families struggle with balancing financial obligations and the daily living necessities of their family. Fans Across America Charitable Foundation is an all volunteer Chandler, Arizona based IRS section 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that assists in providing daily living necessities for homeless students, homeless families in transition and families with seriously ill / special needs children. We measure success by the number of families and homeless students we can assist and how quickly we can respond to the need.
Filling the need
Initially, Fans Across America (Fans) was created to assist families that struggle with the financial burden brought on by the care of a seriously ill and/or special needs child.
In 2010 Fans became aware of increasing numbers of Homeless Students and Homeless Families in Transition within the Chandler Unified School District. In an effort to fill the gap and the need, Fans Across America (tm) stepped in and now collaborates with School Districts and East Valley Communities to support and advocate for families to keep children in school. Fans provides basic daily living necessities allowing families to use their limited financial resources for priorities such as food and shelter.
Most of these families have one common goal, keeping their children in school for they realize the value of education.
“ICAN partners with Fans Across America to assist our referred families with their daily living necessities. This critical partnership has allowed our families to quickly fill their basic needs. Additionally Fans Across America add significant value to our after school and our youth programming services providing personal and dental hygiene kits to be distributed to our kids. ICAN takes pride in partnering with Fans Across America for the outstanding and dedicated service they provide our Chandler youth in need.“ -Becky Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, ICAN