Greater Phoenix: Greater Together

Our Community is #GreaterPHXtogether

There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix, a spirit rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. We know you’ve seen the stories of strife as a result of COVID-19, but we invite you to see the local stories of people helping people, of businesses developing creative revenue streams and of ways we stay virtually connected as a community. Even in times of uncertainty, Greater Phoenix becomes Greater Together.  

Use #GreaterPHXtogether on social media to share the positive stories about how our community is coming together.

Last Updated: 10/27/2020

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Arizona Science Center

Join the Science Center Mon–Sat. on Facebook LIVE (9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.) as they inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science via virtual activities and demonstrations.

Virtually visit: Facebook

Arizona State University

ASU for You is now offering free online learning programs. With programs for youth to adult, there is something available for everyone.

See the options

cloudIT offering free tech services to relieve WFH stress

Headquartered in Phoenix, cloudIT is offering two free weeks of Zoom and three free months of Virtual Desktops and VoIP Services to help relieve the stress of moving companies remote.

Learn more here

Desert Botanical Garden

DBG is serving up your daily dose of desert beauty on their social media account to serve as a space for peace and relaxation.

Virtually visit: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

All high school junior and senior students across Florida and Arizona are being offered a slate of free, for-credit online courses.

Course information here

Free Virtual Collaborative Care Tool 

LINQAZ is providing a free, statewide collaborative online referral network for community-based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare providers.

Learn more

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix is live streaming areas of the garden everyday from 3 to 7 p.m. Viewers can spend some time experiencing the calming water, greenery, flowers and swimming koi of the Japanese Friendship Garden live.

Virtually visit: Facebook

Local First Arizona 

These educational opportunities provide insight from local experts on steps you can take as a business right now in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Watch the webinars

Local Sports-Based K-12 Curriculum Now Free Online

STEM Sports® is now offering curriculum for grades 3 – 8 online and at no cost, in order to encourage continue learning and physical activity while at home. The program uses basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and BMX to teach students STEM principles.

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MIMkids Mini Music Makers Online

Every Wednesday, the Musical Instrument Museum’s curator of education, Katie Palmer, hosts 30-minute classes on Zoom exploring music through song, dance and play for children. No musical experience or instruments required – just household items.

Learn more

Phoenix Art Museum

Whether it’s IRL or by URL, art is at the heart of everything at the #PhxArt Museum which is why the museum is committed to bringing you daily art in new ways.

Virtually visit

Phoenix Zoo Digital Safari

The Phoenix Zoo is #BringingTheZooToYou right now, tune in live on Facebook or Instagram to check out its #DigitalSafari.

Virtually visit: Facebook | Instagram

Phoenix Zoo Family ZooVenture

The Phoenix Zoo created a kid-friendly, virtual 30 to 45 minute activity where children can connect with a Zoo educator on Zoom while learning about the animals housed at the zoo.

Learn more: Program details

University of Phoenix 

From informative webinars to free online courses that help K-12 educators make a smooth transition to online teaching, University of Phoenix is committed to helping people as we face these uncertain times together.

Learn more: Webinars | Online teaching | Virtual learning with Blackboard

Small Business Support and Bank Assistance

Phoenix Building New Small Business Relief Program

The City of Phoenix is building a small business relief program to further aid their business community, with funds allotted for various community needs. They are tentatively planning to launch the program application mid-week of May 18th.

Get additional details here

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program

The program is designed to provide grants to eligible, Mesa-based businesses impacted by required business closures or limited services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications  were available beginning Monday, May 11 through Wednesday, September 30.

Learn more

Senior Finance professionals offer pro bono assistance to local businesses

A group of senior advisors and finance professionals have banded together from Lew’s List, High Plains Advisors, Foundry Group, Headfarmer, Spencer Fane, and Keyser to offer free financial assistance to businesses in need.

Read the story | Learn more now

Local tech companies offer services to help small businesses and nonprofits

Hownd Inc., Support My Club and other regional tech companies are pivoting their tech services toward helping small businesses or nonprofits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more here

Facebook announces $100 million grant program

Many businesses are experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Here’s how you can apply

Banks are offering help to people impacted

Being without a job or facing reduced hours at work can make it difficult to pay your bills, including credit card, loan and mortgage payments. Many banks and financial companies have announced they are willing to work with customers impacted by the coronavirus though a number of programs, including fee waivers and payment deferrals.

See if your bank is on the list

Acronis offers cloud solution at no-cost to support remote work

Acronis is making Acronis Cyber Files Cloud, the company’s secure, enterprise-grade file sync and share solution, free to all service providers through July 31, 2020, so they can help their clients quickly transition to working remotely while keeping vital data secure.

Learn more here

Greater Phoenix is Greater Together

Youngtown, El Mirage and Surprise Launch Kindness Campaign

In the wake of a national pandemic, business leaders in Surprise, El Mirage and Youngtown are spreading a message of kindness. This new campaign encourages the community to “Spread Kindness Instead,” while patronizing local merchants.

Spread Kindness Instead

Valley of the Sun United Way launches United for the Valley COVID-19 Fund

United with their nonprofit partners, local foundations, businesses, media and educational organizations, this fund will identify and support the emerging and fast-changing needs of health and human services organizations, schools, and the individuals and families they serve.


#C19AZ launches to connect workers to opportunities

To combat the economic impact of COVID-19, Pipeline AZ and Partnership for Economic Innovation have launched Now Hiring #C19AZ to help pair Arizonans in need of work with immediate openings.

Post open positions or find a job

Upward Projects and Fox Restaurants launch #TakeOutforTeams

This effort was created to support hospitality workers who cannot work at this time due to restrictions as a result of COVID-19.  With a goal of raising $500,000 in donations, these donations will support workers in need.


Helping Hands volunteer organization serving most vulnerable to COVID-19

Request help when you need something brought to your home or volunteer your services with Helping Hands. This organization provides volunteers to deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies and is also a resource for those who need the supplies.

Learn more

Suns’ $100,000 small business assist nets 10,000 meals for the community

Suns Charities huddled up with Local First and Devin Booker and committed to supporting downtown Phoenix-area restaurants and food vendors with $100,000. They are working with 15 additional downtown Phoenix restaurants and awarding $5,000 to each participating business for meals to feed community groups in need.

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‘Hospitality for Hope’ initiative connects hotel properties with health community 

The newly launched initiative has identified over 6,500 properties nationwide located in close proximity to health care facilities that are at the ready to assist government efforts and work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Learn more

Right now there is a severe blood shortage and donors are urgently needed. Eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients.

Donate locally: RedCross | Vitalant

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.

PVCC Student Emergency Fund

Paradise Valley Community College has recreated a Student Emergency Fund to aid students experiencing an immediate, unexpected and critical financial hardship.


AZ Community Foundation Small Business Relief

The Phoenix IDA and City of Phoenix, in coordination with funding partners such as APS, Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corporation, are offering grants up to $10,000 to local small businesses experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue.

Details & Application

AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

Governor Ducey created the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund. This fund will provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Arizona. Funds will support: PPE for frontline medical personnel, nonprofit orgs supporting most vulnerable and access to technology for low-income students.

Learn more and pledge support

Support Arizona Nonprofits, Arts & Culture

AZ Community Foundation sets up a Nonprofit Response Fund

One hundred percent of contributions to this fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations swiftly as needs arise. ACF has established this fund in partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way, with flexibility in mind to ensure that these resources may support communities as conditions, circumstances, and needs change throughout this crisis.

Donate | Apply

Relief Fund for AZ Arts Professionals

A collaborative fund for emergency support for working artists, teaching artists, production personnel, and arts-based contract workers who have experienced cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Read the storyDonate funds | Get support

Community Kindness

The Rebel Lounge opens as coffee bar as pandemic hits live music industry hard

Reap and Sow Coffee mans the counter during the day serving coffee favorites, pastries and burritos, but at 6 p.m. the Rebel Lounge takes over, lowering the lights, and turning up the music, to become a 21 and over bar.

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Town of Gilbert tracks spread of viruses in wastewater sewer system 

Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute are working with Gilbert and other local cities to test sewage samples for COVID-19. The study could provide insight for community decision makers as the presence of the virus increases or decreases in our wastewater.

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City of Glendale provides financial assistance to landlords

The City of Glendale allocated $782,053 of financial assistance to help landlords protect their property, while ensuring tenants get to remain in their homes, through the Property Owner Preservation Program (POP).

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Governor Ducey announces $715,000 to support families, communities in need

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will allocate $715,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund to 19 organizations across the state that support individuals and families in need. The recipient organizations provide services including short-term housing, food and basic living assistance, employment support, education materials, health services and more.

Learn more

Tuft & Needle’s The Intubation Box Project

The Tuft & Needle Team has created untubation boxes that protect healthcare providers during high risk procedures. The have already made over 60 of these boxes, and other fabrication companies are donating materials and funds to help make more.

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Arizona Foundation for Women – Phoenix: Emerging empowered amid COVID-19

The CEO of the Arizona Foundation For Women applied through Prestamos CDFI and received PPP funding for the organization.

Read the success story here

Breakfast, lunch available for students in Queen Creek Unified School District

The Queen Creek Unified School District Child Nutrition Department is offering breakfast and lunch to all students.

See the options here

Cox Communications encourages connecting with friends, loved ones

Cox launched The Connections Project, a series of initiatives connecting seniors isolated due to COVID-19 with volunteer employees through phone/video calls.

Learn more

Arizona-made masks are made with clear shields to make lip reading easier

A Scottsdale couple created masks with clear shields so others can see smiles and read lips. See My Smile masks come in three sizes and are built with anti-fog protective plastic shields.

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Tempe local starts mask portrait project

Emily Vance, a Tempe photographer, created #TheMaskedPortraitProject to raise awareness on the importance of wearing masks. She is photographing others in their masks and donating all proceeds to Navajo Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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How Salt River Project uses 3D printing to solve N95 mask shortage for workers

SRP printed 100 N95 masks for health workers, who have administered COVID-19 tests to workers, as well as meter technicians, zanjeros (who operate canals) and other work groups.

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Scottsdale telehealth company offers at-home Covid-19 test to businesses

MeMD partnered with health platform, which developed the at-home saliva test, to enable businesses to order tests for employees who experience Covid-19-like symptoms.

Learn more

NAU chemistry professor pauses research, uses lab time to produce hand sanitizer to donate to Navajo Nation

Chemistry professor Jani Ingram and several NAU student researchers are focusing their efforts on making hand sanitizer. They made about 80 gallons of sanitizer in one afternoon.

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Luana’s Coffee and Beer raising money for tattoo shop neighbors

To support local artists and businesses, Luana’s Coffee and Beer is selling cookies and giving all proceeds to their neighbors: Cardiff Giant Tattoo, and Love & Hate Tattoo and Piercing.

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Mesa company poised to make 12M masks a week

US Power AZ PPE says they can produce more than 12.5 million disposable surgical face masks a week for wholesale to a wide range of distributors. They will manufacture these three-ply, recyclable masks at the Gateway Technology Commerce Center.

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UArizona medical students partner with South Korea to deliver supplies to Navajo Nation

To address the critical needs of the Navajo Nation during the pandemic and honor Navajo veterans who served in the Korean war, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, U.S. Representative Greg Stanton, as well as the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs partnered to donate more than 10,000 N95 masks and 3.9 tons of supplies on Memorial Day weekend.

Learn more

Mesa restaurant República Empanada gather supplies for Navajo Nation, surrounding towns

República Empanada owner Marco Meraz turned his restaurant into a collection site for hundreds of pounds of food and supplies. These supplies are collected, sorted and boxed to go to the Navajo Nation and surrounding communities.

Learn more

Coyotes’ Jordan Oesterle uses robot to visit Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle virtually visited patients at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A monitor and webcam were placed on top of a mobile robot, which Oesterle could control using the arrow keys on his laptop from afar.

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St. Vincent de Paul, CVS Health offering free self coronavirus tests in Phoenix

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and CVS Health have teamed up to provide free coronavirus self testing in Phoenix for the uninsured. Testing will occur at the St. Vincent de Paul clinic at 420 W. Watkins Road.

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CEI launches donation campaign for Hopi Tribe amid pandemic

CEI employee Alexis Kahe launched a donation campaign to collect water and essential supplies for the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona. In two weeks, the Phoenix community donated 163 cases of water, 80 cleaning solutions, 80 paper products food and cleaning supplies to provide to 88 households.

Learn more | Donate here

CVS adds nine more drive-thru sites for free COVID-19 testing in the region

Free self-swab testing is available at 1,000 CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations in more than 30 states and Washington, D.C. Appointments can be scheduled online for the CVS Pharmacy locations.

Drive-thru locations here

Phoenix teens raise $11,000 for supplies to send to the Navajo Nation

Five teenagers in Phoenix raised over $11,000 for supplies to send to the Navajo Nation after hearing about the Navajo Nation’s high rate of COVID-19 infection. They felt concerned and inspired to help in whatever way they could.

Read this uplifting story

UArizona health sciences students analyze COVID-19 published research

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students in collaboration with researchers, physicians, and others across the U.S., have created the COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team (LST). The team will help health care providers and policy makers better understand the immense amount of coronavirus research being released daily.

Learn more here

ASU develops state’s first saliva-based COVID-19 test

The saliva diagnostic test starts with a collection kit that is as simple as spitting into a screw-top tube through a straw. This will make collections possible at drive-thru sites, doctors’ offices, the workplace and at home.

Learn more

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona donates $5M to Chicanos Por La Causa for Paycheck Protection Program loans

To help minority-run small businesses struggling during the pandemic, BCBS of Arizona is donating $5 million to CPLC. The funding will enable the community development corporation’s lending division, Prestamos CDFI, to provide more loans.

Learn more about this generous donation

Gilbert Parks and Recreation starts San Tan Cinemas

The Town of Gilbert announced a new drive-in movie series at Desert Sky Park every Friday and Saturday night.

Book tickets here

Public libraries across the valley are devoting more funding and other resources to digital materials to keep their users reading, learning and entertained as they stay at home.

Read more about how local libraries are pivoting

Reopening DTPHX: How we’re keeping Downtown Phoenix clean

In response to COVID-19, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership (DPP) Clean & Green Team has ramped up their sanitizing efforts.

Learn more here

Great Wolf Lodge donates hundreds of linens to support local families

Great Wolf Lodge is supporting families in need by partnering with Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, with a donation of hundreds of linens.

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PVCC is printing needed PPE for Healthcare workers

The PVCC engineering department and team has partnered with locally-owned Fabric Depot & Supply for materials and begun using the college’s 3-d printers to produce face shields for medical facilities, health care providers and police.

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How Arizona’s food community is wearing its support on its sleeve during coronavirus

During the coronavirus pandemic, a number of metro Phoenix bars, artists, merchandise companies and screen printers have launched T-shirt sales to benefit local restaurants and bars. Their goal is to raise money for hospitality workers and build a community among supporters of local food and beverage.

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Cox contributes $11M in cash and in-kind COVID-19 contributions in Arizona

Cox Communications announced a local gift of $25,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix that will provide 175,000 meals. Additionally, through June 30, Cox is keeping open to the general public 2,500+ WiFi hotspots, waiving late fees, and not terminating internet and telephone service to any residential or small business customers.

Read more

Phoenix Raceway will hold parade of Buckeye graduates

Buckeye Union High School District and Phoenix Raceway have come together to celebrate the graduating students at Buckeye Union High School, Estrella Foothills High School, Youngker High School and BUHSD Learning Center. On Saturday, May 16, graduates will cross Phoenix Raceway’s start/finish line with their family and friends.

Gilbert agency working to pair medical staff with coronavirus hotspots

AB Staffing Solutions is working to send medical professionals to areas of the United States hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more | Apply for crisis response job

Local Goodwill is first to pass HealthyVerify certification

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is the first to pass the new HealthyVerify safety standards, created by Rose Law Group, Arizona State University and Barrow Neurological Institute, which help verify that employers are safely prepared to reopening.

Learn more here

Axon donates 12,000 masks and other PPE to Maricopa County first responders

Axon, the Scottsdale-based company that is the nation’s largest provider of on-body cameras for police departments, donated 12,000 masks, 300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 5,000 pairs of gloves. The donation came as part of the company’s “Got You Covered” campaign.

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Mountainside Fitness volunteers parking lot for new drive-thru antibody testing

One Mountainside Fitness owner has partnered with Patients Choice and Sonora Quest Laboratories to offer convenient, accessible COVID-19 serology testing at two Greater Phoenix locations.

Read the story

RexPay and The Wellnus Company provide resources to medical frontline worker

Phoenix-based RexPay and The Wellnus Company have come together to provide support to 1,000 independent medical clinics and healthcare facilities by giving them free antibacterial wipes.

Learn more and donate here

UArizona launches coronavirus texting system

In collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Data Science Institute, UArizona has launched a two-way texting system. AZCOVIDTXT asks users about access to essential supplies as well as stress and anxiety levels. The system can also provide users accurate information about the coronavirus.

Learn about the platform | Sign up for AZCOVIDTXT

Arizona Science Center expands footprint with new remote learning tools

The Science Center developed interactive, online resources to assist parents in supporting their children’s learning from home. This includes weekly online lesson plans with hands-on activities, science demonstrations and materials for grades K-8.

Learn more here | Online curriculum here

Arizona Restaurant Association raises $250K for industry relief fund

The Arizona Restaurant Association has raised $250,000 for the AZ Restaurant Strong relief fund. The fund is intended to give a maximum of $500 individual grants to waitstaff, bartenders, line cooks, dishwashers and other hourly workers.

Learn more

Painting ‘A’ Mountain blue for frontline workers

City of Tempe and Arizona State University painted the “A” on ‘A’ Mountain blue to show support for frontine workers.

See ‘A’ Mountain here

Phoenix hairstylist starts GoFundMe to give $1,000 each to hairstylists 

After hair salons, barber shops and nail salons were added to the non-essential business list, a Phoenix hairstylist created a GoFundMe. She is raising $1,000,000 for 1,000 hairstylists in Arizona.

Read more and donate here

Greater Phoenix business develops face mask with tech that eliminate germs and viruses on contact

Pintler Medical, LLC developed face masks that kill germs or viruses when you’re exhaling. if you happen to be a carrier and don’t know it, as you exhale into the mask, it will kill the germs or viruses you’re exhaling. The masks are the first of their kind and sold in Tempe.

Learn more about the face mask

Material flown to Arizona by the National Guard for FABRIC

The Arizona National Guard was recently called in to fly nearly 7,000 pounds of material from North Carolina to Arizona. FABRIC, Tempe-based Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center, will make gowns out of these materials for healthcare facilities in Arizona.

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Red Development gives employees free meals at tenant restaurants amid COVID-19

Phoenix-based Red Development launched a benefit for their employees to eat at restaurants that are the company’s tenants and be reimbursed by the firm.

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Tempe aims to give local businesses a boost with new campaign

The city of Tempe is partnering with Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Tourism Office and the Downtown Tempe Authority to launch a campaign called Buy Now Save Local to help local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about their efforts

Greater Phoenix universities give millions of dollars in CARES Act funding to students

Grand Canyon University and University of Phoenix are giving all of their CARES Act federal funding to their students. Many other Arizona colleges are considering how to allocate this funding to their students.

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Boeing delivers first batch of reusable 3D-printed face shields 

Boeing is set to produce thousands more face shields per week. They will produce face shields at multiple company sites including in Mesa.

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Free SaaS healthcare tools to help healthcare providers

RexPay has compiled a selection of healthcare tech SaaS solutions that are currently free for healthcare providers.

Resources here

Axon will match up to $500,000 in donations & other funds for PPE

The National Police Foundation and Axon Enterprise, Inc. have partnered in an effort to provide one million medical masks to first responders globally. Axon will match up to $500,000 in donations and 100% of funds will go towards sending first responders medical masks and other PPE.

Learn more and donate here

Cox Media and Mousegraphics offer AZ restaurants free advertising opportunities

Cox Media is offering free TV advertisements for a limited time to help restaurants let customers know they’re open for takeout or delivery. Mousegraphics, a digital printing company in Tempe, is now printing banners for local restaurants to promote their new options.

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Over 300 Arizona hotels are offering housing to healthcare workers

Hundreds of local hotels have signed up to provide temporary housing for emergency and health care workers through the Hospitality for Hope initiative.

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Yelp commits $25M in waived fees and free services to local restaurants and nightlife

Yelp will be providing $25 million to local restaurants and nightlife businesses that are seeing a massive drop in business as a result of the crisis. This will take the form of “waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services,” including free page upgrades for access to advanced promotional features.

Read how Yelp is giving back

Tech companies have joined forces to address community needs

From creating and quickly ramping test kit production, to donating time and valuable resources, Arizona tech companies have come together to support our community.

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Local businesses with 3D printers creating face shields for medical workers

People and institutions who own 3D printers, like dentists, cookie cutter manufacturers and the Arizona Science Center are now cranking out pieces for the face shields.

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Mesa-based EyeTech Digital Systems deploys communication tool for intubated patients to combat COVID-19

Mesa-based EyeTech Digital Systems, launched an eye tracking communication tablet for hospital ERs and ICUs, so doctors, nurses and caregivers can easily and quickly communicate with their critical COVID-19 patients, who are unable to speak while confined to their hospital beds.

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Someburros is delivering meals to first responders

Owners and management at Someburros, a family owned chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants, decided that each of the company’s 10 Arizona restaurants would deliver between two and four platters of food to first responders and healthcare workers.

Read the story

Honeywell is hiring 500 in Phoenix to make N-95 face masks and PPE

Honeywell is recruiting and hiring 500 employees for their Phoenix Engines campus. They will make millions of N-95 face masks and personal protective equipment for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to contribute to the American stockpile for support health, safety and emergency response workers.

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ASU made 2,000 new coronavirus test kits using robots 

The ASU lab is using specialized robots to create coronavirus test kits, allowing it to provide results at a faster rate than many labs. ASU hopes to provide testing for local health care providers, first responders and other people with essential jobs.

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ON Semiconductor donates 10,000 face masks to healthcare organizations

The Phoenix business is is donating 10,000 N95 and ActiveAir masks, half to Banner Health Foundation and the other half to the City of Phoenix for the personal protective equipment donation drive at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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UArizona researchers makes 1,600 COVID-19 test kits in three days

The lab said they can make around 5,000 a week, and could supply the Pima County Health Department with 1,000 every week for a few months.

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OHSO Brewery delivering kegs of hand sanitizer

OHSO delivered 100 gallons of freshly brewed hand sanitizer to Banner hospitals.

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Intel donating protective gear to health care authorities in Arizona

Intel is donating 1 million protective items to Arizona health care workers from its factory stock and emergency supplies.

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Diamondbacks, other MLB clubs will provide $1M for ballpark employees

Now some of Major League Baseball’s most valued workers can rest a little easier. MLB announced that each of baseball’s 30 clubs will donate $1 million apiece to assist ballpark employees affected by the ongoing delay.

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Walmart announces special cash bonus and early payment of Q1 bonuses 

Walmart announced plans to provide a special cash bonus for hourly associates for their hard work and dedication to serving customers in a time of an unprecedented national health crisis. This investment in their team total nearly $550 million for hourly associates.

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Greater Phoenix school districts offering meals during closures

With many schools closing due to the coronavirus outbreak, many low-income families are scrambling to find foods for their children. Many school districts are working on plans to make sure children don’t starve during this outbreak.

Read the story

APS and SRP commit to keep the power on

While the COVID-19 pandemic generates many question, APS and SRP can remove one bit of uncertainty: if you are having difficulty paying your energy bill during this time, they will not shut off power for non-payment, and are waiving late fees.

Read about their commitments: APS | SRP

Phoenix Suns Charities raise funds for our community

Devin Booker, in partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities raised funds for COVID-19 relief benefiting community organizations such as the Arizona Food Bank Network, the Foundation for Senior Living, and Banner Health Foundation.

Read the story

Fry’s Food Store (Kroger Co.) partners with Zero Waste

Kroger Co. has committed $3 million to support our neighbors and combat food insecurity in this critical time of need. Donations will fund local food banks and ensure children with school closures have access to nutritious meals.

Read about the Zero Waste mission

FABRIC makes hospital gowns for healthcare sector

FABRIC, a fashion incubator and warehouse in Tempe, has a team of volunteers working to create reusable gowns and other protective equipment for hospital workers in Greater Phoenix.

Read how they’re giving back

Scottsdale vodka distillery starts making hand sanitizer

A federal agency waived rules so spirits manufacturers can now produce much coveted hand sanitizer, and Blue Clover Distillery in Scottsdale is responding.

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The Thunderbirds provide $1 million in emergency community funding to assist Arizona charities

This money is ready to be granted immediately, with funds being donated to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley, St. Mary’s Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul, and will hand out additional money over the coming weeks as the need arises.

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Asian Chamber offering six month small business membership for free

The Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce will be providing six month small business membership to all small businesses in Arizona for free. A small business membership allows the chamber to help promote your business, assist with digital marketing and creation, and disseminate information on a greater scale.

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Support local businesses

Food & Beverage

AZ Takeout Weeks | 2020

In support of local restaurants during this trying time, the Arizona Restaurant Association is announcing Arizona TakeOut Weeks.

View participating restaurants

Register your menu

Support Mesa’s Mile-Long Drive-Thru for Curbside Food & Other Goods 

Downtown Mesa Main Street restaurants have organized in response to COVID-19 to provide easy and safe access to meals.

See the participating businesses

Get the Downtown Phoenix Guide to Take Out & Delivery

Our businesses need us now more than ever. You can help support the Downtown Phoenix restaurant industry by buying gift cards, ordering takeout, getting delivery, and if possible, leaving large tips for service providers.

See the Downtown Guide

Retail & Shopping

Incentives to Shop Local

Phoenix Magazine is reposting deals and discounts offered by local businesses on their social media channels in an effort to encourage people to shop local and support the entrepreneurs that make Greater Phoenix great.

Follow them: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Local nurseries offer alternative shopping options

Keep your home a vibrant, healthy sanctuary with new plants! Local nurseries are offering alternative ways to shop and buy plants safely. Dig It Gardens and The Plant Stand of Arizona are offering curbside pickup of call-in orders and Postmates delivery. Normal shopping hours have resumed.

Get the details: The Plant Stand | Dig It Gardens

Share the Care

These local businesses are offering unique ways to share positivity and care with friends, family and colleagues, or even local medical professionals you’ve never met.

GenuWine Bottles for the Brave

Local wine bar, GenuWine, is encouraging the community to send love and support to healthcare workers and first responders in the form of a wine bottle care package. You purchase the wine bottle and GenuWine provides a snack pack of food to complete the gift.

See Details on Instagram | Call 602-682-7494 to Donate a Bottle

Changing Hands Customized Booklover Care Package

Reach out while #socialdistancing by sending love and books to friends, family, co-workers, employees—anyone, including yourself. They will include a surprise in each, and you’ll be supporting us in these uncertain times.

Order Your Care Package >>

Phoenix General’s PHXHUG

The Phoenix General team has put together an easy way for you to put a smile on the face of someone who you think is pretty great from a distance! They are now offering PHXHUG Care Packages with free domestic shipping and free local delivery.

PHXHUG Collection >>

COVID-19 Resources

Visit our COVID-19 resource page for consolidated municipality response links, as well as resources developed by state & federal entities, international organizations & academic institutions.

See the resources now