Learn more about Scottsdale For Our City efforts this weekend

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Learn about Scottsdale’s participation in the statewide For Our City initiative, April 23 at Scottsdale’s Farmer’s Market. (photo by Melissa Fittro)

Scottsdale’s long history of community involvement is entering a new chapter with the For Our City effort. The public is invited to learn more about it and how they can get involved this Saturday at the Scottsdale Farmer’s Market, 3806 N. Brown Ave.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23, representatives of participating organizations will be on hand to describe their role in For Our City, plus discuss services and volunteer opportunities.

For Our City is a statewide coalition of communities that identify local social needs and define ways to meet them through the resources of faith-based communities, employers, business groups and others, according to a press release.

It is a catalyst for constructive change at the community grassroots level.

“We are a stronger community when we join together and help others,” stated Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, in the release. “That’s been part of our Scottsdale legacy and continues to be a value that defines us. For Our City is in line with that tradition.”

Some of the organizations participating in Scottsdale’s For Our City effort include the city of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Unified School District and the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.

Scottsdale Charros Director Dennis Robbins, a former Scottsdale councilman, has volunteered to lead the Scottsdale For Our City effort.

Departments and organizations planning to have representatives at Saturday’s event include the Scottsdale Fire Department and the NOAH Clinic. The Arizona Bar Association will be on hand to answer legal questions and the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association will provide identification cards to children.

Some of the events targeted for assistance by the Scottsdale For Our City effort include the annual May 14 Postal Food Drive, back-to-school needs screening and distribution and Adopt-A-Family holiday programs.

Learn more about the Four Our City effort by stopping by the Farmer’s Market April 23, or by calling 480-312-2304.

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