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 7

Tempe Cares 2015 is fast approaching!  Mark your calendars and prepare to lend your volunteer time and talents to “giving back” to our wonderful City!  Project details are as follows:

Date – March 7th, 2015

Project Focus – We will be working in the Escalante & Victory Acres neighborhoods (painting up to ten homes, cleaning alleys, painting walls covered in graffiti, cleaning/paint projects in Escalante Park, etc…)

Opening Ceremony Location – Escalante Park (2150 East Orange Street, Tempe, AZ 85281)


–          Volunteer Check-in: 8:00 – 8:30 AM

–          Opening Ceremony Start – 8:30 AM

–          Depart for Project Sites – 8:45 AM

–          Project Start: 9:00 AM

–          Project End: 12:00 PM

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to sign-up (we only have room for 300 volunteers) for this event day using Volunteer Spot.

Thank you for your service!  You make a difference!”

 For additional information, please email Committee Chair Bill Blair 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 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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