For Our City
Back to School Drive
   
 

OPERATION BACK TO SCHOOL CHANDLER 2014!

HOW AND WHERE CAN I DONATE?

Items being collected for this year's event are:  backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, shoes and socks/underwear.  (We are also accepting all sizes of items for girl and boy students in grades K-12.)

We are also currently accepting credit card donations through PayPal.  Please visit http://chandlerfoodbank.org and click on the "donation" tab.  Remember to indicate "Back to School Drive" as the purpose for the donation.

Click Here to Make an On-Line Donation.


Specific donations can be accepted at the following locations from Monday, May 19 through Tuesday, July 1.  This year, with the exception of Stuff the Bus, all items and cash donations must be received by Tuesday, July 1.  Click HERE for an official event flyer.

Environmental Education Center
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ  85249
480-782-2890
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Snedigar Recreation Center
4500 S. Basha Rd.
Chandler, AZ 
480-782-2640
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Sunset Library
4930 W. Ray Rd.
Chandler, AZ  85226
480-782-2800
Hours:  Mon - Wed 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.,
Thur - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Boys & Girls Club
300 E. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 
480-899-8302
Hours: Mon - Fri Noon - 9:00 p.m. thru 5/26/14
Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. after 6/2/14

Matthew's Crossing
1368 N. Arizona Ave., #112
Chandler, AZ  85225
480-857-2296
Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thur, and Fri
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.,
Wed 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Stuff the Bus @ Chandler Fashion Center Mall
3111 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ  85226
*Only this location will accept donations thru July 14
Hours:  Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,
Sun 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Chandler Y
1655 W. Frye Road
Chandler, AZ  85224
480-899-9622
Hours:  Mon - Thur 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.,
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sun 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 











































FULTON HOMES STUFF THE BUS CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS
OPERATION BACK TO SCHOOL CHANDLER!

 

We are excited to announce that thanks to our partner organization ICAN, Operation Back to School -Chandler has been selected to be the beneficiary of the Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus campaign this year!! For Our City-Chandler volunteers and partners will be at Chandler Fashion Center Mall from June 6 - July 14 collecting donations of school supplies, uniforms, shoes and backpacks to benefit Chandler youth.

We are also looking for volunteer groups to help us staff the bus at Chandler Fashion Center.  If you are interested, please click here for more information.

 


















HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?


JUNE/JULY PRE-STUFFING PARTIES

Dates in June/July will be selected in which volunteers can come together to help stuff backpacks and organize donations in preparation of the big donation hand out event. Click here for available volunteer dates.   If you have any additional questions email our event volunteer coordinator Barb Scott at barbscott@milkmoney1.org.

STUFF THE BUS

We are looking for volunteer groups to help us staff the bus at Chandler Fashion Center. If you are interested, please click here for more information.

JULY EVENT ASSISTANCE

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Over 300 volunteers will be needed the day before and the day of the event. If you are interested in helping, please email our event volunteer coordinator Barb Scott at barbscott@milkmoney1.org.  She will work with any organizations and individuals directly to share volunteer opportunities available at the event. 

The specific details of the event are only being shared with Chandler schools at this time.  This is so we can avoid students from all over the valley coming to our event. Although we would love to help everyone, our priority is helping students and families in Chandler.




HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?

There are many sponsorship levels available for interested corporate and community sponsors.  Click here for a sponsorship package.  Additional inquiries can be directed to Niki Tapia at niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov.

FOLLOW US ONLINE
Operation Back to School Chandler has official Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Please like/follow us for updated information on event happenings and donation counts!  Here is our Facebook Link!  We are on Twitter as: @OBTSChandler


TAKING PICTURES??
Be sure to share your volunteer/event photos with us by using the hashtag  #BTSChandler



WE THANK OUR SPONSORS

For Our City - Chandler would like to recognize the following sponsors for the 2014 event.  Thanks for their generous contributions towards helping students in Chandler.

If you are interested in being a sponsor for next year's event, please contact niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov

 




 





 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 


 
CLEA
Chandler Kiwanis

     





















2013 EVENT PHOTOS AND VIDEO
To learn more about the event, please check out photos from last year's eventOn this site at this link,at https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerDiversityOffice and at https://www.facebook.com/ForOurCityChandler

Also, please view the
Chandler In Focus w/ Councilmember Hartke, CUSD Superintendent Camille Casteel, and Lori Tapia of Chandler Christian Community Center (CCCC) discussing the 2013 event