Giving Tuesday: Ways to Give in December

Dec. 1, 2020
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Communications and Public Affairs

As we wind down from the discounts and deals of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday, we welcome another tradition of the holiday season: Giving Tuesday. 

Today, we focus our attention on giving back to the nonprofits who spread holiday cheer throughout the community. Check out these ideas on how to donate to causes that benefit residents right here in Chandler.

Donate to Chandler Nonprofits

For Our City – Chandler network of nonprofits offers so many opportunities to donate to organizations in our Chandler community. As you are considering the ideal place for your donations, take some time to read and learn about the causes that speak to you.  

Nonprofit Highlights

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

Friends of the Chandler Public Library: The Friends of the Chandler Public Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of dedicated library advocates who cooperatively support and sponsor many of the Library’s programs, services, and events.

A-OK: Assist individuals and families within the City of Chandler that are in need through basic needs support, such as food, shelter, clothing, medical services, transportation and utility bill assistance.

Chandler Fire Department Toy Drive: Donate to Chandler children in need and donate toys to the annual drive from Chandler Fire Department. 

Browse the full Giving Tuesday donation list from For Our City – Chandler

Use #ChandlerGives to highlight our generous community this Giving Tuesday.

Gift Drives

Help Chandler families this holiday season by donating any of the following items to local gift drives:

  • Gift cards 

  • Electronics

  • Sports items

  • Other appropriate gifts for newborns to 18-year-olds

Sometimes it can be difficult to shop for teenagers. Gift cards are something teenagers truly enjoy receiving. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make someone’s Christmas special, try donating a $25 gift card to the drive of your choice.

Drop-off Locations and Times

AZCEND located at 345 S. California St. Chandler, AZ 85225
Donate 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday 
Contact Logan for more information at 480-963-1423 ext. 127

Chandler Care Center located at 777 E. Galveston St. Chandler, AZ 85225
Donate 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday 
Call 480-812-7900 for more information

Salvation Army located at 85 E. Saragosa Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Contact Regeina Williams for more information

FANS Across America located at 78 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
Donate 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday 
Call 480-821-3013 to schedule a drop-off 
Contact George for more information at 480-821-3013

Chandler Fire Department Toy Drive
Located at Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd.
Donate 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5
Toy or gift card donations may also be dropped off or mailed to the Chandler Fire Administration Headquarters at 151 E. Boston St., through Dec. 11. Toys can also be taken to any Chandler fire station, however gift cards will only be accepted at Fire headquarters.

Food Drives

Between Dec. 1 through 22, the City of Chandler, AZCEND and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership have partnered up for “Tis the Season for Giving”. 

Donate non-perishable food items throughout the month of December at one of the four drop-off locations:

Community Give Back Nights
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 17
Bring your donated items to Dr. A.J. Chandler Park for drop off and, while downtown enjoy take-home crafts and pictures in front of the Tumbleweed Tree.

Sibley’s West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop
72 S. San Marcos Place
Monday-Thursday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday-Saturday | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tumbleweed Recreation Center
745 E. Germann Road
Monday-Friday | 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday | 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Sunday | 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Farmers Market
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park – West, 3 S. Arizona Ave.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Child receives a gift during the holidays


The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to be bell ringers, gift wrappers and Angel Tree helpers. Sign up for a location near you. 

How to Get Assistance

For Our City – Chandler has compiled a collection of resources for families in need of holiday assistance this year. Check the online list for dates, times and registration requirements. Contact the organization hosting the event if you have any questions or need additional assistance. 

Types of Assistance 

Holiday Food Boxes: One family per address will receive the necessary ingredients to prepare their own holiday dinner. Families must be registered to receive a food box. 

Holiday Toys and Gifts: One family per address will receive a gift for each child in the household. Families must be registered to receive holiday assistance.