August, 2018


It's Fun to Do Good in Gilbert! for Gilbert Public Schools. Over the month of July, the center staff collected back-to-school supplies in our office where our teams could contribute to the cause. We collected two crates of supplies and delivered them today. There were many partnerships in this school drive. We partnered with the Gilbert Fire Department. The Event was on July 25th but we were made aware they were collecting through today. When we arrived today we recognized the GFD for their contributions. This event helped 225 families in need. All in all, this was a great promotion for Gilbert Public Schools. 


GPS Hosts Back-to-School Community Event 
Gilbert Public Schools is honored to collaborate with Gilbert Fire & Rescue, Gilbert Chamber, and Banner Gateway Hospital/MD Anderson Clinic in coordinating the Gilbert Public Schools “Back to School Event” on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, which will focus on helping families in need.






FatCats was honored in July to recognize Rise an organization here in Gilbert that provides assistance to people in need. They manage many aspects in people-care and have locations in Utah and Oregon as well. They act as an in-between group that gets things done when other agencies are not able to. They were gifted several family special passes to be used for their next employee team builder. We see this group on occasion at Fat Cats and love what they are doing. Below is a little about Rise:

Creating Opportunities For & With People

RISE is an innovative human services network originally established in 1987 for the purpose of moving individuals living in institutions into family settings. Since that time, services have grown to support children, adults, and families with a variety of needs across multiple states.

RISE provides services for people with disabilities including residential settings, day programs, employment assistance, managed care, and home and community-based services. RISE also provides services for children and families through foster care and professional parenting, adoption, kinship care, after school and summer programs, behavior supports, and mental health services. In addition, RISE provides Early Intervention services which includes Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Developmental Specialists.

RISE also enjoys professional affiliations with a fiscal intermediary, management software firm, a real estate and property management organization, and a specialized shared services group.