Christmas in July

THANK YOU Christmas in July!

 

What is Christmas in July?

“Christmas in July” is an annual food drive competition, between local Chambers of Commerce here in the East Valley and eastern Arizona, to see who can raise the most money and collect the most amount of non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of United Food Bank, during the month of July.

Summer is the hardest time of the year for many individuals and families in Arizona.

When school’s out for summer, some kids face their toughest test because summer also spells the end of free and reduced school meal programs which often means greater food-insecurity for entire families.  The summer months are equally difficult for many low-income seniors who are often forced to choose between paying bills and purchasing food.

 

2015 Results

$12,658.56 Total Funds Donated

19,665 Pounds of food donated

69,131 Meals Provided

Chamber Challenge, Most Dollars Raised Overall

Chandler Chamber: $6,055.00

Chamber Challenge, Most Pounds of Non-perishable Food Overall

Mesa Chamber: 12,001 Pounds

Ambassador’s Challenge, Most Businesses Recruited by an Ambassador

Richard Salas of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador’s Challenge, Most Businesses Recruited by an Ambassador

Sherry Eklund of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Pounds by an Individual Business per Chamber

KLA-Tencor, member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Pounds by an Individual Business per Chamber

Eastmark, member of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Pounds by an Individual Business per Chamber

Synchrony Financial, member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Dollars Raised by an Individual Business per Chamber 

Adee’s Treasures, member of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Dollars Raised by an Individual Business per Chamber

TIE: Desert Car Care and  ABRA Processing, Inc., members of Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge Most Dollars Raised by an Individual Business per Chamber

Moretsky Cassidy Lasik, member of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Business Challenge, Most Dollars Raised by an Individual Business per Chamber

Synchrony Financal, member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Business Winner of the Year Most Pounds Per Employee

Organo Gold, member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Traveling Trophy Winner, Most Meals per Chamber Member

Mesa Chamber of Commerce