In 1933, during the Great Depression, a group of women formed what is now the Chandler Service Club, cooked meals in their homes and delivered them to the school children who could not afford lunch. During 1937, a school cafeteria was built so that lunches could be prepared on-site. CSC continued to sponsor the program for twenty years which expanded to include lunches for all children in the Chandler School District, until the District gradually assumed the responsibility.
Chandler Service Club’s principal fundraiser is its Annual Charity Ball, the second oldest such event in the State of Arizona. Chandler Service Club’s many contributions to the East Valley Community include:
1930′s: While sponsoring and managing the school lunch program, Club also purchased eye glasses for Chandler school children in need, and joined the Rotary Club in sponsoring a Chandler preschool.
1940 – 1950’s: CSC led fundraisers for Infantile Paralysis, American Red Cross, Arizona Society for Crippled Children, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Community Chest, the Maricopa County Tuberculosis Ward and the Well Baby Clinic in Chandler.
World War II: CSC sponsored a Gray Ladies Chapter, and members decorated buildings, furnished food and recreational activities at Williams Air Force Base, and volunteered at the Base hospital. They also hosted weekly teas and other events for wives of enlisted men at the Base, as well as weekly dances for Base residents.
1991: Chandler Service Club provided funds to help build and furnish a Recreational Hall at Arizona Boys Ranch in Queen Creek and provided subscriptions to magazines, books and furnishings for each home at the Ranch. Club members adopted boys at the Ranch and provided birthday and Christmas presents for them. In 1954, Chandler Service Club also provided free lunches to the boys.
1957: CSC started Ear and Eye testing for students at Chandler Junior High School. The service soon expanded to include all Chandler elementary schools.
1967: CSC members helped start a Dental Clinic in Mesa and provided transportation to the clinic for needy Chandler students. In 1975, Chandler Service Club members convinced Chandler Dentists to open a similar clinic in Chandler, and CSC coordinated the project.
1980: CSC participated in the founding of the Chandler Public Library, and provided $30,000 for the purchase of the City’s first Bookmobile.
1984: CSC’s signature “Warm Feet, Warm Hearts” program was initiated and continues today, working through school nurses at the CUSD providing new shoes and jackets to any student in need.
1989: CSC brought the Phoenix Symphony to Chandler for performances and appealed to the City to build a much needed City Auditorium in conjunction with Chandler School District. CSC committed $45,000 toward the construction of the Chandler Center for the Arts.
CSC provided leadership for establishing Chandler Regional Hospital and has contributed many of thousands of dollars to equip the hospital. Members have regularly delivered “Meals-on-Wheels” for many decades.
Each year, CSC provides the CUSD with $7000 dollars towards the purchase of musical instruments to ensure that economically disadvantaged students are able to participate in band and orchestra.
Since 1958, CSC has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in academic scholarships for graduating high school seniors and adults returning to college who are residents of the East Valley.
Since 1952, over 1,000 Chandler-area high school seniors have completed Chandler Service Club’s, Flower Girl program, a year-long self-improvement and educational opportunity that includes a mandatory community service project. As a whole, the former Flower Girls continue to be active in community service and charitable activities have successful careers.
In recent years, CSC has donated several hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations, including I.C.A.N., Chandler Christian Community Center, Chandler/Gilbert YMCA, Chandler Historical Society, Children’s Cancer Network, Desert Cancer Foundation, Neighbors Who Care, Inc., Chandler Education Foundation, Catholic Social Services–My Sister’s Place, Boys and Girls Clubs and many other local programs that benefit local residents with the overall effect of improving the quality of life.
2008: CSC committed to contribute $75,000 towards the construction of a clinic to house the Chandler CARE Center.
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