Donated dollars making a difference In Chandler

Nonprofit organizations require a few things to keep operations moving smoothly—they need passionate people to fulfill the mission and donor dollars to make it happen. Here are some programs making a positive impact in the community, and how they put a $100 donation to good use.


$100 to One Dog Arizona

One Dog Arizona gives dogs a second chance at living the life they deserve. Each animal rescued receives medical care, vaccinations, a microchip, and is spayed or neutered. When the animal is ready for a family, the program continues to support the adoption through its mandatory fear-free training program, which teaches dog parents how to communicate with their rescue pup. It has several programs geared towards keeping fur families together, and the One Dog food pantry program provides bags of dog food to families in need. It also offers low-cost dog behavior training.


$100 can…

Vaccinate 10 dogs

Spay or neuter a small dog

Microchip four dogs

Purchase two bags of dog food

Give a small dog a dental cleaning


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$100 to AZCEND

AZCEND changes lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. Its one-stop-shop approach provides a variety of programs designed to help community members in different stages of their lives, move from crisis to stability, and ultimately to prosperity. It works to strengthen individuals, families and communities through food boxes, rent and utility assistance, senior nutrition, homeless services, and parenting and education classes. For 50 years, volunteers, employees and donors have worked together to meet the needs of the community with dignity and respect.


$100 can…

Provide five families with a $100 food box ($100 donation equals $500 worth of food)

Buy four gifts for Operation Santa

Provide meals for eight seniors

Prevent an electric bill disconnect

Educate a child for four hours


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$100 to Cloud Covered Streets

Volunteers with Cloud Covered Streets work to send powerful messages to people experiencing homelessness: that they aren’t alone and there are people who care. They travel around town handing out much-needed supplies, and strive to gain trust, improve communication and most importantly, give hope. Currently, the organization is working to acquire its first mobile shower and laundry trailer, which will make regular trips to Chandler. It will be a safe and free place to shower, wash clothes and get haircuts. The organization also offers help with job applications and résumés.


$100 can provide 15 people experiencing homelessness these supplies:


A new shirt and pair of socks

A new backpack

Toiletry supplies

A snack bag

Bottles of water


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$100 to Clothes Cabin

Clothes Cabin is an emergency clothing bank open to anyone in need. It offers clean, gently used clothing mostly geared towards school or work, and gives steel-toed or non-slip work boots or shoes to adults with new employment. It has more than 60 volunteers who work weekly shifts to ensure an inviting environment and compassionate program. The organization also assists clients with hygiene goods and basic household linens. Its homeless assistance program offers a storage locker, mailbox and weekly laundry.


$100 can…

Purchase 10 pairs of school-appropriate children’s shoes

Provide three pairs of steel-toed or non-slip boots or shoes

Buy 18 pieces of children’s clothing

Cover expenses for 35 loads of laundry

Keep the lights on and doors open for one day of service


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