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Making a difference on For Our City Day

September 29th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Making a difference on For Our City Day

By the City of Chandler

Each year the City of Chandler’s Neighborhood Programs Office organizes community volunteers from multiple nonprofit organizations and businesses to support a Chandler (non-HOA) neighborhood on a variety of exterior improvement projects.

This annual effort known as For Our City Day occurs on National Make a Difference Day.

Now in its 12th year, City staff is preparing for another For Our City Day on Oct. 22 in the Pepperwood neighborhood located near the intersection of Country Club Way and Chandler Boulevard, across the street from Chandler Fashion Center.

The past few years, staff has been able to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers to assist with For Our City Day projects.

This year is no different.

Earlier this summer, a survey was mailed to all residents in the Pepperwood neighborhood to gauge what types of work homeowners could use assistance with.

From those completed surveys, more than 50 homes have been selected and multiple projects needed to be completed at each home.

City staff have been busy meeting with each participating homeowner to discuss the projects in detail.

With the identified projects in hand, City staff, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and community volunteers are coming together to provide the much-needed resources. Some of the work includes yard work, alley cleanup, landscaping and painting the exterior of homes.

After the projects have been completed, there will be a community celebration from noon until 2 p.m. at Harter Park, 665 N. Country Club Way, Chandler.

Volunteers and residents of Pepperwood may attend the celebration for complimentary lunch, raffles, giveaways, community resources and more.

If you live in Pepperwood, stop by!

Also, large roll-off containers will be available throughout Pepperwood to dispose of litter and debris — Pepperwood residents are encouraged to take advantage of those containers and dispose of items no longer needed at their homes (no appliances and household hazardous waste).

For the first time, two apartment complexes in the neighborhood will participate in For Our City Day. Tenants are encouraged to dispose of excess items and toss them in the large roll-off containers designated for the apartment complexes.

For Our City Day would not be possible without the financial and in-kind support from sponsors and the volunteer assistance from passionate individuals, local nonprofits, faith-based organizations and the business community.

This year’s generous sponsors include Home Depot, Salvation Army, Sherwin-Williams, SRP, VIAVI Solutions, Waste Management, and Resurrection Ministry.

If you’re interested in joining the event as a volunteer, or even as a sponsor, visit If you’re looking for a team building event, or a way to give back, we would love to work with you.

For questions or more information, contact our Neighborhood Programs staff, Priscilla Quintana at 480-782-4363, or Tawna Mower at 480-782-4362, or email