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  • In support of the effort to combat the current pandemic, The Mesa Chamber of Commerce has made some changes to our operation.

    Please review those here.

  • Non-Profit Community Resources During the COVID-19 Response Period

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    During this time of upheaval, it is important that we support those members of the community that are at risk or disadvantaged. The Mesa Chamber of Commerce strives to provide quality information and access during this time. This blog post will be kept timely and updated frequently to help members find those services they might need or wish to support. Please share this information with those close to you who might be affected. If you are a current Chamber member and NP Organization, and would like to be listed here, please reach out to Linda Haskell, lhaskell@mesachamber.org.
     
    March 24, 2020 Digital Meeting Video
     
    RESOURCES FOR NON PROFITS
     
    TechSoup:
    TechSoup has provided a suite of tools to help non-profits remain productive during this time.
    https://blog.techsoup.org/posts/nonprofit-resources-for-remote-work-during-the-covid-19-outbreak?utm_campaign=By%20The%20Cup&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9y1Dw-3IOpmns9mmDcaTa1G8fOVzqyBbrzKxzzYH1C94dGcJI7zy7ls9kqEv0yu-HH6A__CFjEsswdA-aGCcGKp7ptAg&utm_source=hs_email&utm_content=84770041&hsCtaTracking=26027e4f-674f-4634-a880-27d78eaa8cb2%7C6bfa0a1a-393c-41fc-b2b0-69a157aee386
     
     
    AZ Foundation:
    Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund - https://www.azfoundation.org/GrantsLoans/COVID-19ResourcesforNonprofits.aspx
    AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfceXTSt1p8K7_QTavXLKMYOvs1sWKAramUGMXAfiRdeeteJg/viewform
    First in Series of Webinars for Businesses put on by Arizona Commerce Authority – April 1st @ 9am
    https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/webinars/


    US Chamber Foundation Corporate Aid Tracker:
    https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/aid-event/coronavirus-covid-19
     
    SBA Economic Injury and Disaster Loan Program (Non Profits are eligible to apply- see details)
    https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-0

    Arizona Together, by the State of Arizona
    https://arizonatogether.org/
     

    AGENCY NEWS AND UPDATES
    Resolution Copper:
    Clean Drinking Water

    Dignity Heath:
    How to make face masks

    Funding information and Resources:
    Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund - https://www.azfoundation.org/GrantsLoans/COVID-19ResourcesforNonprofits.aspx
    AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfceXTSt1p8K7_QTavXLKMYOvs1sWKAramUGMXAfiRdeeteJg/viewform
    First in Series of Webinars for Businesses put on by Arizona Commerce Authority – April 1st @ 9am
    https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/webinars/

    City of Mesa:
    The "Adopt a Grandparent" program has been launched to help seniors sheltering in place during this crisis to get access to items like groceries and prescriptions.
    "Feeding Mesa" Canned Food Drives in association with Mesa Cares

    Mesa United Way:
    Make a Donation: United Way COVID-19 Fund
    Updates: News Blog
    Mesa United Way has set up a Mesa COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to help support community resources and information in the time to come. Please consider making a donation to the Fund.

    United Food Bank:
    Make Donation: WeFeedAZ.org
    Find Food Assistance: AZFoodBanks.org
    The United Bank's "Help Yourself Co-Op" is held on Friday's from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Volunteer Center on 358 E. Javelina, Mesa, AZ. The program provides food for those in IMMEDIATE need. The United Food Bank is short on volunteers under the age of 50 to help maintain the emergency food bags that are the backbone of the food distribution for United Food Bank.

    The United Food Bank has partnered with The Traveling Cup to start a new campaign. All you have to do is order coffee, to be delivered hot and fresh to your home, and every fourth cup will provide a meal to someone in need. All coffee is made with a high commitment to sanitation and safety you can order online and view the flyer here.
    Updates Page

    House of Refuge:
    Donate: Donate Here
    Updates: Click Here
    House of Refuge has changed their operations for the donation center and has ceased non-essential operations. Read more here.
    House of Refuge food boxes contain enough food for a family 1-4 for 4-6 days. See the contents of the box here.
    Fry's Grocery List
    Needs for the upcoming school year:
    115 Backpacks
    Target List & Registry
    Amazon List & Registry
    Walmart List & Registry

    Paz De Cristo:
    Donate: Donate Here
    News & Updates: Click here
    Grab 'n Go dinners will be distributed every night at 5:30 p.m. at 424 West Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ. These dinners have been set up as an alternative to the evening meal service.
    https://pazdecristo.org/

    Jewish Family & Children's Services:
    JFCS is in need of donations of toilet paper, paper towels, soap, bleach, Clorox wipes, non-perishable food, and dry goods. Donations can also be made online to existing emergency relief funds. Click here for more information.

    Lutheran Social Services:
    Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest provides for populations particularly affected by the COVID-19 virus including seniors and the homeless. LSS-SW needs donations and is looking to members of the community to provide much needed supplies like cleaning supplies, sanitizing supplies, gloves and masks, toilet paper, non-perishable food items, diapers, pull-ups, wipes, and baby formula.

    Donations can be dropped off at their contact-less donation centers that can be found here.
    Volunteers willing to make pick-up and deliveries or work from home can do so here: https://www.lss-sw.org/

    Our new hours for accepting in-kind donations at our Phoenix office are Monday and Tuesdays from 10am to 12:30pm and 1 to 3pm

    In-kind needs:

    • Breakfast foods to be dropped off at our Mesa IHELP churches – host sites are kept confidential so donors should email me at jtatum@lss-sw.org for location information and details.  Most needed items would be: bagels and cream cheese, cereal and milk, soft granola bars, cottage cheese, yogurt, juice, frozen waffles, syrup; they are also in need of a toaster
    • Gallon sized Ziploc bags to disperse small quantities of OTC medicines and hygiene items inside our food boxes
    • Disinfectant wipes and paper towels
    • Non perishable foods
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Diapers for both children and adults

    Mesa Public Market:
    Mesa Market Place will be temporarily closing the weekends of March 20th -22nd and March 27th – 29th.  This is only a temporary closure.

    College Bound AZ:
    College Bound AZ is collecting supplies for MCC students who are unable to provide hygiene products and meals during the crisis. A list of their most needed supplies can be found here.
    https://www.collegeboundaz.org/

    Save The Family:
    Offices are closed to outside visitors or volunteer groups. However, housing and support services will continue. Save the family is currently in need of canned goods, non-perishables, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and laundry detergent, and hygiene items. Drop-off donations for items like shelf-stable food items and hygiene products can be brought to the Save the Family Donation Center at 444 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201.
    (480) 898-0228
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday
    https://savethefamily.org/donate/

    Boys and Girls Club:
    Boys and Girls Club's of the Valley has committed to keep a select few locations open during the crisis to help ease the burden of the school closings.
    https://bgcmp.org/updates/

    Project Kiks:
    Project Kiks is in need of items such as awareness pamphlets, small hand sanitizer, vitamin C packets, gloves, water bottles, and food. 



    Stay up to date on all official information and member updates here: http://bit.ly/MCOC_COVID19

     
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