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Operation Santa

Donor Information


Together we can do so much more for Chandler and Gilbert families! Donate toys, clothes, and gift cards.

Call Lori Tapia for information – 480-963-1423 ext 106

Donations should be made by December 14th

Distribution day is December 22nd 10:00 to 12: oopm

Families in Need


Registration Dates and Locations

Gilbert CAP Office Location Dates:

132 W. Bruce St. Gilbert, AZ 85234

  • Tuesday, November 6th (Martes) from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
  • Wednesday, November 14th (Miercoles) from 8:00 to 11:00am.
  • Friday, November 16th (Viernes) from 9:00 to 12:00 pm.

Chandler Christian Community Center Location Dates:

345 S. California St. Chandler, AZ 85225

  • Wednesday, November 7th (Miercoles) from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Wednesday, November 14th (Miercoles) from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Friday, November 16th (Viernes) from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Tuesday, November 20th (Martes) from 10:00 to 12:00pm.
  • Tuesday, November 27th (Martes) from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Thursday, November 29th (Jueves) from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Please bring the following/ Favor de traer lo siguiente:

  • Proof of income/Prueba de ingresos
  • Birth Certificates for all children/Actas de nacimiento para cada ninos/a
  • Photo ID for all adults/Identificacion de Foto para todos los adultos
  • Proof of current address through the mail/Prueba de domicillo receinte (de correo)
  • Children’s wish list and clothing sizes/Lista de regalos deseados y talla de ropa/calzodo para cada nino/a
For more information contact Lori Tapia at 480-946-1423 ext 106


Senior Center Activities Calendar

 Give Thanks Day Luncheon: 

Thursday, November 15th at 11:15 am

We always have a great turn out on this day. It’s a great day to re-connect with old friends while enjoying delicious turkey with all the holiday trimmings. What better way to express how thankful we truly are?


Holiday Dinner Dance:

Saturday December 5th at 5:00 pm

Join your friends for a great meal, many chances to win door prizes and the music of Eddie Traylor.


Rotary Breakfast:

Thursday December 6th at 7:00 am

Celebrate this popular yearly tradition alongside friends while enjoying your favorite breakfast foods. There is no cost but you must sign up in advance.


For more information on these Senior Center activities, please contact Amanda Shepard, Activity Specialist for Gilbert Senior Center, at 480-503-6059  




Donations Payments Now Accepted Online:

Arizona Tax Credit

State taxpayers who contribute to CCCC can receive a dollar for dollar tax credit through the Working Poor Tax Credit. Couples filing jointly can receive up to $400 back and single taxpayers can receive up to $200. Make your donation by December 31st each year.

By The Numbers

Food Bank
In the last fiscal year (2012/2013), CCCC Food Bank distributed 16,863 food boxes. That was enough food to feed 55,235 individuals for at least 3 days!

Family Resource Center
-- $275.000 SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars were utilized to supplement family’s nutrition.

-- 812 individuals were beneficiaries of SNAP and AHCCCS (Arizona Care Cost Containment System) dollars.

-- 8,612 hours of instruction and services was provided to 3-5 year olds through our Early Literacy and Family Programming.

-- In the last 6 months I-Help (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) has provided 606 bed nights to 79 unduplicated individuals.

Community Action Program
Last year, our Community Action Program provided supportive services, case management, referrals and financial assistance to over 9,500 community members, preventing 1,679 utility disconnects and 249 evictions.

Our VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, prepared 257 returns, recoving $300.402.00 in federal refunds and $83,334.00 in state refunds.

Senior Centers
The Chandler and Gilbert senior centers provided 29,984 meals at their respective locations and 31, 520 home delivered meals to homebound seniors. A total of 61,513 meals!

The center disbursed 54,244 tickets for transportation to and from the centers where 1,135 senior activities and classes were provided with a total 20,913 participants.

We assisted over 3,200 children in our 2013 Back to School Program with backpacks, school supplies and clothing through collaboration with the city of Chandler and other area organizations.

Over 2000 children participated in Operation Santa in 2012 and received toys, books, candy, and more.

Although we have awesome staff members who ensure operations are running smoothly and moving forward CCCC would not be able to serve those in need without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. Last fiscal year 1,572 unique individuals volunteered at CCCC (including the Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers) giving a total of 32,598 volunteer hours. 808 came in the form of group members from area businesses, organizations, and faith based communities. Many thanks to all who help us fulfill our mission!