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September 1, 2014



Wrap up!  Operation Back to School was a huge success, with thousands of students assisted, hundreds of volunteers, and dozens of sponsors.  Some photos have been posted on this site and at Thanks to all those who helped and participated!  Plans will be made for an even better event next year.  

This event is the collaborative effort of many organizations including Chandler Christian Community Center, Valley of the Sun United Way, MILK Money, The Y, ICAN, East Valley JCC, CUSD, Fans Across America, CrossRoads Nazarene, Chandler CARE Center, Boys & Girls Club, City of Chandler and For Our City Chandler....all who have representatives who serve actively on the planning committee for this event.  

The goal of this event is to work together to serve the students most in need in our community and that is a monumental task.  All organizations on the planning committee wish to express their immense gratitude to you for your efforts not only the day of the event, but to those of you who came out the day before on July 18 to haul, load and unload supplies in preparation of the event. 

Please see the message below from For Our City Director, Kevin Hartke: 

The 2014 Operation Back to School was an amazing success. It demonstrates what can happen when a community like Chandler works together and serves. To those of you who contributed your time, talents, supplies and money... thank you. We helped thousands of children in Chandler who needed the help the most start the school year more supplied and ready to learn and be successful. Priceless!! 

Again... thank you! 

Kevin Hartke 
Chandler - City Council Member 
For Our City - Director

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