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WHERE TO VOLUNTEER IN CHANDLER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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It’s no surprise that there are more people suffering this holiday season than in recent memory. Many of us feel compelled to help. Here are some places in Chandler you can volunteer your heart and your time to a good cause.

Food Banks

According to feedingamerica.org, even before COVID, more than 35 million families were suffering from hunger. Which makes local food banks like St. Mary’s and Mathews Crossing have over 25 years of combined experience serving the less fortunate in the region. Both locations are accepting volunteers for various duties including packing emergency food boxes, cold meal prep for Kids Cafe, and off-site mobile deliveries.

Help Combat Homelessness

Far too many Americans are one paycheck away from eviction. With over half a million people already living on the streets according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Local Chandler organizations, like Umom New Day Centers, are dedicated to preventing and ending homlessness through housing programs, educational services, and employment strategies – just to name a few. Follow the volunteer link to sign up and see how you can help.

Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E is a large multi-city non-profit with a focus on health by delivering medical equipment to under-resourced hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in developing countries. The local branch is a fantastic place to volunteer to help with packing, sorting, and shipping medical supply donations from 13 local hospitals to be delivered to clinics in over 130 developing countries.

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