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Fans Across America provides necessities for homeless students and their families

Fans Across America Foundation (Fans) is a non-profit, all-volunteer charity in Chandler that supports homeless and in-transition children and their families.

Fans Across America officially launched in July 2007 by founder Bruce Petillo, originally as a means to provide monetary and food help to those who were financially burdened by a seriously ill or special needs child.

In 2010, the number of homeless students and homeless families in transition in the Chandler Unified School District was increasing, and Fans expanded its services.

The organization now collaborates with both communities and school districts to encourage families to keep their children in school. They continue to provide daily living necessities to families with limited financial resources.

To date, Fans Across America has passed out over 25,000 items, given Christmas gifts to approximately 600 kids and aided 130 families across the Valley.