For Our City - Chandler Projects

For Our City - Chandler has impacted the lives of many. Through its efforts, these community-driven projects have been created and developed through the For Our City - Chandler host committee meetings and quarterly Networking Breakfasts.  To find out when the next meeting is so you can get involved, visit the calendar section of this website. 


Learn more about these projects and ways you can help!

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

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 I-HELP is a program based upon faith organizations opening their facilities one night a week/or month to provide a safe place to sleep for homeless individuals. AZCEND oversees the I-HELP program that offers dinner, a shower, a comfortable night’s sleep and breakfast for each client, 7 days a week.   

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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 City of Chandler and For Our City  - Chandler present the annual Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards in honor of the tremendous impact and contributions volunteers bring to our community.  Over 10 awards are given including Mayor's Choice and People's Choice.

Let's Pull Together

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Initiated in 2010, the Let's Pull Together campaign asks residents for assistance in locating properties with overgrown weeds and acquiring authorization to perform yard maintenance.  Groups of volunteers are then organized to remove the weeds.  

Operation Back to School

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The biggest back-to-school collaborative donation drive for Chandler students in need. Chandler K-12 students can receive backpacks (filled with school supplies), shoes, uniforms, socks and underwear (as they last) in addition to information on free after school programs, giveaways and prizes!  

For Our City Day

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 Hundreds of residents gather together on National Make a Difference day, we call it For Our City Day, to assist with neighborhood projects in the community. Previous projects at Chandler Municipal Airport, Historic South Chandler and landscape improvements in a downtown Chandler neighborhoods.  

Holiday Drives

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Chandler nonprofit organizations that conduct food & gift drives during the holiday season began collaborating on their individual drives in order to fully utilize resources, reduce duplication efforts and expand the reach of those we all could help.   

Crisis Emergency Planning

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 For Our City Chandler is planning for how to help in emergency situations, specific incidences not covered by Red Cross. FOC - Chandler will help mold a plan for food, resources, transportation, etc during extreme heat emergency situations in Chandler. The project is still in the planning stages.  For more information, contact riann.balch@chandleraz.gov

Willis Jr. High

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Willis Jr High has reached out to the community with a Wish List of needs. For Our City – Chandler has voted to create a subcommittee to tackle those needs and support the school however we can.  For more information contact niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov

Needs Assessment

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A Human Services Needs Assessment for Chandler was last completed in 2007. An updated assessment will be conducted to examine current human services needs of Chandler’s low and moderate income, elderly, youth, homeless, and other populations.  

For more information contact riann.balch@chandleraz.gov

ChangeUp Campaign

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Change the way you give to help make a real difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

By contributing to the ChangeUp Campaign, you can ensure that your contribution is working hard to support long-term solutions.


East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

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A morning of reflection and collaboration with business and community leaders. 


East Valley City's rotate hosting duties each year. You won't want to miss this community event as the Town of Gilbert is hosting this year.​ 

Pancakes & Pavers

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Created in 2018, this project consists of helping nonprofits with facility improvements to better serve their communities and providing a community breakfast to those in need.