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    What is Christmas in July?
    “Christmas in July” is an annual food drive competition, between local Chambers of Commerce here in the East Valley and eastern Arizona, to see who can raise the most money and collect the most non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of United Food Bank during the month of July.

    Summer is the hardest time of the year for many individuals and families in Arizona.
    When school’s out for summer, some kids face their toughest test because summer also spells the end of free and reduced school meal programs which often means
    greater food-insecurity for entire families. The summer months are equally difficult for many low-income seniors who are often forced to choose between paying bills and purchasing food.

    How You Can Help
    You can participate in “Christmas in July” by making a Cash Contribution or by donating Non-Perishable Food Items during the month of July. Every $1.00 you give will help provide enough food for 4 meals to some our community’s most vulnerable members.


    Stop by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce at 40 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201 anytime 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and get a Food Drive box to place in your place of business.


    Congratulations to all the Chambers and the 144 Businesses involved in this years United Food Banks Christmas in July. An army of donors came together across the East Valley to raise more pounds and more money than ever for this annual event.

    As a group, we have provided 84,000 meals for the hungry in our communities.

    Special thanks to the Mesa Chamber members and staff for stepping up in a BIG way this year!

    Taking home the win for the Most Dollars Raised Per Chamber was Mesa with $7,243.20 and with the Most Pounds Colleted by a Chamber with 12,297 pounds! We love our giving members!

    And a very special shout out to our friends at Organ Stop Pizza for being recognized as the overall Chamber member raising $3509.20 in cash and 2114 pounds of food! Way to go Jack and the team at Organ Stop!

    Christmas in July is officially over, but keep in mind, there are hungry people that need our help EVERY DAY!


    Albertsons LuLu Bell Toys Bodega
    Arizona Golf Resort Ma'am Exams
    Asylum Records Margaritas Grille
    B Well Dentistry Mesa Community College
    Benedictine University of Mesa Mesa Family YMCA
    BMO Harris Bank Mesa Fire (Volunteer Coordinators)
    Boulders on Southern Mesa Fire and Medical
    Brookdale Baywood Senior Living Solutions Mesa TV & Appliance
    Brookdale Broadway Mountain Bridge Community Assoc
    Brookdale Mesa East Mountain View Family Dental
    Brookdale North Moveo Financial
    Cardinale Way Mazda MVPita
    Castillo Nuevo National Comedy Theather
    Commerical Metals Company Ocean Of  Opportunities
    Country Financial Passey-Bond Co. Inc.
    Country Inn & Suites Pomeroys Mens Store
    Dental Care of Mesa Power Quality Professionals
    Downtown Mesa Association Power Quality Professionals
    Downtown Rendevous Residence Inn
    Dynasty Insurance And Legal Documents Safelite Auto Glass
    East Mesa Animal Hospital Safeway
    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sheraton Mesa Hotel @Wrigley Ville West
    Flancers Restaurant Stapley Pharmacy
    Flips Burgers & Brew Superstition Springs Golf Club
    Four Points By Sheraton Phx Mesa Gateway Teriyaki Madness
    Friendship Village of Tempe Teriyaki Madness
    Gateway Bank The Fruth Group
    Home Smart The Market Builder
    Insight Imagining The Mission Palms
    Insurance AZ LLC Thompson Auto Repair and Towing
    Jarrod's Coffee Tea & Gallery Total Transit
    Ken Lenhardt's Ace Hardware Truly Nolan
    Kneaders Bakery & Café Unison Bank-Southern&Val Vista
    L&D Refrigeratgion Inc. United National Indian Tribal Youth
    Lee's Auto Repair Visit Mesa
    Lifetime Investments LLC  


    Christmas in July Overview

    Christmas in July Fillable Form

    Christmas in July Contest Rules

    Business Competition Instructions

    Christmas in July Tips for Success

    Christmas in July Participant Logo

    Jolly Grams

    Christmas in July Logo

    Christmas in July Door Sign 

    Christmas in July Counter Sign 

    For more information, please contact Emily Thrasher with the Mesa Chamber, ethrasher@mesachamber.org / (480) 969-1307 or e-mail Melissa Forrester with the United Food Bank at mforrester@unitedfoodbank.org / (480) 398-4464.