Chandler hosts local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23

The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler.

For the past several months, the city’s neighborhood programs staff and community leaders have been busy preparing to organize hundreds of volunteers for a variety of beautification projects in three Chandler neighborhoods: Armstrong, Galveston and the historic Silk Stocking, according to a news release from the city.


Projects include basic yard work, painting homes, spreading gravel, disposing unwanted items and a general neighborhood cleanup.

After the event, volunteers and the surrounding community are invited to Gazelle Meadows Park, 500 N. Exeter St., for a free neighborhood celebratory gathering and lunch. Informational booths will be on display at the park from city departments and nonprofit organizations, according to the release.

Mayor Kevin Hartke will be volunteering at 731 E. Oakland St. in the Galveston neighborhood to paint the home’s exterior, spread gravel and clean the alleyway, according to the release. He will be joined by the Kiwanis Club of Chandler.