For Our City - Chandler Projects

For Our City - Chandler has impacted the lives of many. Our community-driven projects have been created and developed by community members, business leaders, and non-profits who participate in For Our City - Chandler Host Committee Meetings and Networking Breakfasts.  


To find out when the next meeting is so you can get involved, check out our calendar of events.


Learn more about these projects and ways you can help!

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

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

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

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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

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)

Operation Back to School

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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

Operation Back to School

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

Operation Back to School

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

Operation Back to School

For Our City Day

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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.   

ChangeUp Campaign

East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

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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

East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

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 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is hosting this year.​ 

Pancakes & Pavers

East Valley Mayors' Prayer Breakfast

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.  

Heat Relief

Needs Assessment

Pancakes & Pavers

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 For Our City Chandler is planning for how to help in emergency situations during the intense Arizona summers. FOC - Chandler can help by providing water bottles, help with electric bills, and minor A/C repairs during extreme heat emergency situations in Chandler. The project is still in the planning stages.  For more information, contact rori.minor@chandleraz.gov

Willis Jr. High

Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment

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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

Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment

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A Human Services Needs Assessment for Chandler was recently conducted in 2019. The assessment examines current human services needs of Chandler’s low and moderate income, elderly, youth, homeless, and other populations.  


For the full Chandler Community Needs Assessment Report, click below.