Welcome to the #LoveChandlerChallenge -- a social media campaign that promotes community engagement and provides YOU the opportunity to win one of the exclusive City of Chandler shirts created by State Forty Eight.
Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to win an exclusive burgundy printed State Forty Eight City of Chandler T-shirt by completing the #LoveChandlerChallenge.
To participate, wait for the release of the monthly #LoveChandlerChallenge video on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, and complete the challenge described in the video. Snap a photo of yourself while you complete the challenge, and drop it in the comments of the Facebook post or comment #LoveChandlerChallenge on the Instagram post and send us your photo via Direct Message on Instagram. When the challenge ends, we will randomly select a winner from entries submitted.
Nov./Dec. Challenge: Participate in the Chandler Police or Fire Toy Drives
#LoveChandlerChallenge No. 1 ends Dec.15. Winner selected, notified Dec. 16.
'Tis the season of giving for the first #LoveChandlerChallenge. Chandler’s Police and Fire departments are collecting toys for community members in need this holiday. To enter the challenge, all you have to do is snap a photo of you donating a new, unwrapped toy to one or both of the FD/PD toy drives, drop the photo in the comments of the Facebook post or comment #LoveChandlerChallenge on the Instagram post and send us your photo via Direct Message on Instagram. When the challenge ends, we will randomly select a winner from entries submitted.
Chandler Police Department W. Steven Martin Toy Drive
Each year, the Chandler Police Department participates in the W. Steven Martin Toy Drive. The program gives police officers the opportunity to deliver new toys to children for the holiday, helping to strengthen the relationship between officers and the community. To contribute to the W. Steven Martin Toy Drive, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Valley Chevy dealership, or the main Chandler Police station or substations, between Nov. 29 and Jan. 3. While you’re dropping it off, snap a photo of you and your donation and submit it via Facebook or Instagram as noted above to enter the #LoveChandlerChallenge.
Chandler Fire Department Toy Drive
The Chandler Fire Department is collecting toys during the holiday season to help brighten the holidays for Chandler children who might otherwise go without presents this year.
The highlight of the annual toy drive is the Holiday Toy Ride, which will take place from 2–8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. Anyone donating a new, unwrapped toy during the Holiday Toy Ride event will receive a ride in a Chandler fire engine. The toy collection point at Chandler Fashion Center is near the valet parking area outside of the food court on the south side of the mall.
New, unwrapped donations also can be dropped off in the lobby of the Chandler Fire Administration Headquarters, at 151 E. Boston St., or at any Chandler Fire Station, now through Dec. 12. Chandler firefighters and volunteers will help deliver the toys to the Chandler CARE Center, where they will be distributed to families in need, chosen by staff at Chandler Unified School District elementary schools.
While you’re dropping it off, snap a photo of you and your donation and submit it via Facebook or Instagram as noted above to enter the #LoveChandlerChallenge.
Terms for User Content and Participation
Thank you for taking the #LoveChandlerChallenge. By commenting/posting your photo on the #LoveChandlerChallenge Facebook post or Direct Messaging us via Instagram, you are giving us permission to use and share your photo on all of the City's social media platforms and on the City’s website: chandleraz.gov.
Want a Chandler/State Forty Eight t-shirt but don't want to play?
City of Chandler/State Forty Eight Cause shirts are available at Sibley's West in Downtown Chandler or at State Forty Eight - storefront or online. With the purchase of a City of Chandler/State Forty Eight Cause T-shirt, $5 from each purchase will go toward the City's A-OK program.
The Chandler Acts of Kindness donation program, or A-OK for short, was developed in July 2000, to give residents an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to assist individuals and families within the City of Chandler that are in need. The contributions collected go back into the community through a grant process to support a variety of human service programs that provide basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical services, transportation, and utility bill assistance to low-income Chandler residents.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Acts of Kindness program continues to be a success. Every cent collected is put right back into the community to help individuals and families in need. We appreciate you helping to make the lives of your neighbors a little better.