Tempe Cares is the community's signature annual volunteer event, with hundreds of Tempe residents, employees, students, businesses and organizations joining forces to improve the community and show how much they care.

Tempe Cares

Mark your calendar: Tempe Cares will be Saturday, March 5th

Tempe Cares 2016 is fast approaching!  Mark your calendars and prepare to lend your volunteer time and talents to “giving back” to our wonderful City!

Date – March 5th, 2016

Project Focus – TBA

Each year, Tempe Cares focuses on a different need in the community, bringing together resources and volunteers to help others in the community and improve quality of life for everyone in Tempe.

The Tempe Cares 2016 Committee will Consist of the following 6 subcommittees:

  1. Site Selection(also serves as Co-Chair) this year will be David Felix and I am ecstatic to have him with us.
  2. Sponsorship
  3. Sustenance
  4. Volunteer coordination
  5. S.O.G. Drafting
  6. Executive (which will consist of all the leads of each subcommittee, not a huge additional commitment as we will meet when needed.

This year we will include 2 liaisons from the Board of Directors who serve as representatives of our ideas when reporting back to the Board.  They will also attend the Executive Committee meetings.

Anyone who is interested to should begin thinking of what subcommittee you would prefer to serve on, and if you would like to take a lead position.
If you want a lead position please email hidden; JavaScript is required">email or call before the first meeting and be prepared to state why you would be a good fit for that particular Sub-Committee.
All assignments and lead positions will be determined at the first meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me day or night.
Thank you all for your past, present, and future commitments to the City of Tempe


 For additional information, please email Committee John Chester at email hidden; JavaScript is required


Tempe Cares, founded in 1991, was the inspiration of former Tempe City Councilwoman Carol E. Smith who wanted to see the community come together to help the greater good.

  • The mission of Tempe Cares is to organize citizen volunteers to reduce blight and improve the appearance of Tempe’s neighborhoods and community spaces.
  • Tempe Cares has grown annually to include several hundred individuals, groups and businesses. Each year these volunteers come together to invest their combined resources of skilled and unskilled physical labor, tools and building materials to help improve quality of life in Tempe.
  • Tempe Cares owes its success to the many individuals who come out on the day of the event and dedicate their time, toil, and heart to help their community. Our volunteers include hundreds of Tempe Leadership alumni as well as representatives from non-profit organizations, businesses, schools, service clubs, religious organizations and neighborhoods – people just like you!
  • Of increasing importance is the participation of construction contractors who provide much-needed skilled craftsmanship, such as carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, tree trimming and landscaping. We are always looking for local contractors to get involved with Tempe Cares.

Tempe Cares Past Partners

Thanks to the many businesses, organizations and individuals who provide both cash and in-kind contributions to make Tempe Cares a community success.

Edward Jones

Campus Corner

Caliente Construction

Back East Bagels

landings credit union



bicycle cellar


tetra tech





Tempe Fire Department

Islamic Community Center of Tempe
Kaleidoscope Screen Printing
Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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