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AZCEND receives Chandler Chamber 2023 Community Cup Award

Chandler, AZ – In recognition of their outstanding dedication and transformative work in the community, AZCEND has been chosen as the recipient of the Chandler Chamber 2023 Community Cup Award. This prestigious accolade celebrates AZCEND’s unwavering commitment to their mission of providing help and hope to those in need. The award acknowledges AZCEND’s remarkable achievements and the significant impact they have made on the lives of thousands of individuals.

Since its establishment in 1966, AZCEND has been a beacon of hope for individuals and families facing challenging circumstances. Guided by their core values of Integrity, Compassion, Hope, Dignity, and Inclusion, AZCEND has built a strong foundation that underpins all their programs and services. Their dedicated staff and volunteers embody these principles each day as they tirelessly work to support anyone who walks through their doors.

Trinity Donovan, CEO of AZCEND, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff, board of directors, and dedicated volunteers who have played a pivotal role in AZCEND’s success. “Receiving the Chandler Chamber 2023 Community Cup Award is a tremendous honor for AZCEND. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and unwavering dedication of our staff and volunteers. It is their commitment to our mission that has allowed us to make a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve.”

AZCEND’s recent accomplishments showcase the organization’s profound influence on the community. Through their collaborative efforts and strong partnerships, AZCEND has assisted 14,000 individuals, ensuring they receive the support they need. Their food donation program has provided an astounding 1 million pounds of food to those facing hunger, while mobilizing 1,000 volunteers to make this possible.

Recognizing the unique needs of seniors in the community, AZCEND’s devoted volunteers have served over 70,000 meals to this vulnerable population. The Family Resource Center has been a haven for 2,386 children, offering them a safe and nurturing environment to thrive. Furthermore, through their I-HELP initiative, AZCEND has provided 5,000 bed nights to individuals seeking shelter, offering them a place of refuge and support.

AZCEND’s commitment to preventing homelessness is evident in their provision of rent and utility assistance to 1,500 families, ensuring they can maintain stable housing. Moreover, Operation Santa, one of their notable programs, has brought joy to 503 children during the holiday season, making a difference in their lives and creating cherished memories.

The Chandler Chamber 2023 Community Cup Award serves as a reminder of the profound impact AZCEND has made on the community and the lives of those in need. By upholding their core values and embracing the spirit of collaboration, AZCEND continues to be a driving force in creating positive change.

As AZCEND looks to the future, their commitment remains steadfast, driven by the belief that every person deserves help, hope, and dignity. Through their compassionate and inclusive approach, AZCEND will undoubtedly continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and families, empowering them to overcome adversity and achieve brighter futures.


AZCEND is a nonprofit organization based in Chandler, Arizona, dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals and families in need. With a focus on integrity, compassion, hope, dignity, and inclusion, AZCEND offers a range of programs and services, including food assistance, homelessness prevention, senior services, and youth programs. Since 1966, AZCEND has been making a positive impact in the community, transforming lives and creating a stronger, more vibrant society.