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GCU CityServe officially opens distribution center

September 24, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

At an open house Thursday, GCU officially debuted its CityServe HUB, a 35,000 square-foot warehouse that will be the distribution site for household goods from major retailers such as Amazon and Costco. Those in-kind goods — everything from small appliances to furniture, printers and diapers, to name a few — will be disbursed to community partners that will put them in the hands of families in need. “To be able to do it on a college campus so you can mentor college kids on getting into this mindset, this worldview of helping the less fortunate? It’s fantastic. Praise God,” said Barry Meguiar of Meguiar Wax, a major CityServe supporter..

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GCU’s CityServe HUB gearing up for fall launch

August 11, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

It has been just three months since GCU and CityServe announced a major initiative — to deliver household, in-kind items from donors such as Costco, Home Depot and Lowe’s to families in need. The GCU CityServe HUB, a warehouse space being carved out in Building 66 on 27th Avenue, received is first three truckloads of merchandise last week, everything from furniture to camping equipment, and delivered those items to one of its community partners in a test run before the HUB’s planned official launch in September. New HUB Executive Director Jay Cory said he has never been more excited than now at what this initiative will mean in transforming the west Phoenix community GCU calls neighbors: “We’re going to change the world.”

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