Eloy Chamber of Commerce

The Eloy Chamber offers businesses a local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of business owners and entrepreneurs. Members of the Eloy Chamber of Commerce are a part of our growing community.

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305 N Stuart Ave. Eloy, AZ 85131
Eloy, AZ 85131 

Website

520-466-3411 (Main)

Coolidge Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to provide leadership for the continued growth of our community. We advocate an environment in which our local businesses succeed and our community prospers. We support and strengthen this environment by driving economic development, fostering community partnerships and promotion of our members.

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351 N. Arizona Blvd. Suite 5
Coolidge, AZ 85128 

Website

(520) 723-3009

United Food Bank

United Food Bank serves 5 counties in Arizona including Eastern Maricopa, all of Gila and Pinal Counties and the Southern parts of Navajo and Apache Counties. We provide over 2 Million pounds of food each month into this service area. Food is collected and distributed into our communities through a network of over 200 Partner Agencies.  United Food Bank host a food distribution  on the LAST Friday of each month from 8AM-10AM at the Main Street Park. 122 W. 2nd Street.  We currently provide meals to over 122 families in need.  To volunteer contact Deb Bowman @ dbowman@unitedfoodbank.org  To host a food drive or event please contact Melissa Forrester @ mforrester@unitedfoodbank.org
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245 S Nina Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210 

Website

480-398-4464

Contact:

Melissa Forrester

United Way of Pinal County

In 2015 the United Way of Pinal County conducted a community needs assessment. When the data was analyzed staff returned to the communities with the information and reported the findings. In these meetings the Apache Junction residents identified that the community needed some assistance in bringing together the right individuals to address the needs of the at-risk and homeless.

As a result the Empowerment Working Group was formed. This committee discusses and creates solutions for the homeless or near homeless and addresses how social service and faith based organizations can help those who are seeking help. Committee members would rather create a network of a a hand up rather than a hand out. The mission of the Apache Junction Empowerment Group is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals in the City of Apache Junction service area.”

In March 2016 a Mayor’s Breakfast was held how to help homeless and at risk families in Apache Junction. This was the first of its kind of meeting. Since then the community has held many other conversations to address various parts of homelessness.

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402 E 10th Street
Casa Grande, AZ 85230 

Website

(520) 836-0736 X17

Open Hands Outreach Program

Since the 1990’s, we have worked as volunteers and actively supported Veterans and their families through Veteran organizations, hospitals and outreach programs.  In 2012, a group of business, civic, religious leaders and veterans representatives from various organizations came together as a grass roots movement to reach out to veterans in need. Out of that meeting, Open Hands Outreach Program was formed. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit, faith-based organization with a Focus on helping Veterans get the benefits they earned and the services they need. While our Focus is on veterans our outreach is to our community at large.

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204 W. Central Ave.
Coolidge, AZ 85128 

Website

(520) 635-5770

Contact:

Angela Schofield

Florence Woman’s Club

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit.

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231 N Willow St., P.O Box 1506
Florence, AZ 85132 

(520) 868-8197

Contact:

Cheryl Miller

Cathy Allen

Town of Florence

The Town of Florence was founded in 1866 and is the sixth-oldest non-Native American settlement in the state of Arizona. Florence is the county seat and is situated in the central portion of Pinal County, Arizona about 45 minutes away from the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Three major transportation corridors run through Florence, which include Highway 287, Highway 79 and Hunt Highway. These roadways provide connectivity to the region that is unrivaled by similar sized communities within the state.

The Town of Florence is a full-service municipality. The Town provides police, fire, library, senior center, parks, water, sewer, sanitation and many other services to the community. Town of Florence employees are pleased to provide quality services and a friendly attitude to all of our residents.

Florence, being one of the oldest towns in Arizona, is proud of its history and the designation of the historic downtown as a National Historic District. The Town strives to strike a balance between preserving the past and preparing for the future so that an authentic sense of place is maintained and new growth and revitalization are encouraged.

There are three public schools within the Florence boundaries, which include two K-8 schools, and one high school. The main campus of Central Arizona College is also within close proximity to Florence. A satellite campus is also in Florence. Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus is located in nearby Mesa. Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are located in Tempe and Tucson, respectively. An ASU Distance Learning Center is located within the Anthem area in Florence.

There are a number of major employers in Florence, which include Pinal County, Town of Florence, Florence Unified School District, Safeway, and nine correctional operations. Florence has approximately 7,000 jobs.

There are many prominent recreational landmarks and areas of interest in and around Florence. The Gila River is a prominent landmark that runs through historic Florence. The Gila River served as the northern border in the Gadsden Purchase in 1854. In addition, Box Canyon, Martinez Canyon, old Silverbell Mine, Coke Ovens and many other sites to the east of Florence provide visitors with fantastic scenic views and an opportunity to hike, explore, off-road, or otherwise enjoy the Sonoran Desert. Also in the area are the Casa Grande Ruins, Lost Dutchman State Park, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Tom Mix Monument, and the Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area.

Florence is home to McFarland State Park, Pinal County Historical Museum, Florence Aero Modeler Park, Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds, a quaint historic downtown, and the final resting place of Charles D. Poston, the Father of Arizona, at the summit of Poston Butte. Travel just a little further into Phoenix or Tucson and you’ll discover all of the culture, recreation and entertainment you’d expect from a major metropolitan area.

There are several special events that occur in Florence every year. Among the events are the Tour of Historic Florence in February, the Country Thunder U.S.A. music festival in April, and the world’s oldest children’s (ages 5 to 18) rodeo, coined the Junior Parada, that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend with the accompanying parade.

Florence is growing in population and in square miles. Florence has continued to steadily increase its residential population and expects 250 new homes constructed in FY 13/14. The present day population of Florence is approximately 10,000.

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775 N. Main, P.O. Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132 

Website

(520) 868-7500

American Legion Post 9

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
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441 N. Main St., PO Box 1080
Florence, AZ 85132 

(520) 868-5576