Today, civic participation occurs at many levels. We make impactful decisions about our community every time we make a purchase, vote, post on social media and, of course, volunteer. We think any awareness we can bring to the many resources that might spur individual action for good, falls right in line with what we’re up to at HandsOn.

September 2, 2022

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Since 1894 it has been a day off to relax and marks the end of the summer season. Here are some Labor Day festivities to kick off your long weekend:

Flashlight Night at Desert Botanical Garden

Visit the Botanical Gardens Saturday, September 3rd from 7-9 pm to view the animal and plant life under the stars. The night includes live music, free children's book station, bracelet making, and a nighttime farmers market. Just don't forget your flashlight!

The Rodeo's in Town

This weekend come out to see the Arizona Black Rodeo! The Arizona Black Rodeo is celebrating its 11th year of bringing families together to entertain people of all ages. Get your tickets for shows at 7 pm tonight or tomorrow night.

Skate around the Rink

On Monday, September 5th from 2:30-5 pm at Skateland Chandler put on your skates at an indoor rink. Bring the whole family for a day of fun. Once you've had enough skating, you can share a pizza from the Roller Cafe or play some foosball in the arcade.

Shop Till You Drop with Labor Day Sales

Hit up your local mall for the best deals of the season. Treat yourself to a shopping spree of all the items that have been sitting in your cart.

9/11 Day Support Volunteers Needed!

9/11 is a day we will never forget.

Every year

9/11 Day gathers volunteers in cities across the country to honor those lost and promote a sense of unity and remind us of the importance of giving back to the community.  

This year, on Monday, September 12th Phoenix will be hosting a Meal Packing Event with a goal to pack 200,000 meals going to those in need. In order to pull off such a momentous event, many hands are needed.  We are looking for 9/11 Day Meal Pack Support Volunteers to help ensure the day runs smoothly!

Vitalant: Help to Save a Life

Every 2 seconds an individual is in need of blood within the US. Vitalant is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit organization focused exclusively on providing lifesaving blood services. 

Vitalant has expanded its services to the Valley area and is in need of your help! The organization hosts as many as 40 blood drives on any given day. Vitalant has a variety of volunteer opportunities that need to be filled in:

To volunteer, you must be 16 years or older and present proof of vaccination. For questions or more information please contact April Moralez at 480-675-5409 or email

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Physical Address: 1125 E Southern Ave | Suite 200 | Mesa, AZ 85204
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4107 | Mesa, AZ 85211
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