Christmas in July
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ABOUT CHRISTMAS IN JULY
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.
GET A BOX
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!
OUR 2016 PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES INCLUDE:
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
BUSINESS MATERIALS FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY (2016)
For more information, please contact Emily Thrasher with the Mesa Chamber, firstname.lastname@example.org / (480) 969-1307 or e-mail Melissa Forrester with the United Food Bank at email@example.com / (480) 398-4464.