Join us March 4 @ Clark Park!

Tempe Cares is the community’s signature annual volunteer event for Tempe residents, employees, students, businesses, and organizations joining forces to improve the community and show how much they care. 

Founded in 1991, Tempe Cares was the inspiration of former Tempe City Councilwoman Carol E. Smith who wanted to see the community come together to help the greater good. The mission of Tempe Cares is to organize citizen volunteers to reduce blight and improve the appearance of Tempe’s neighborhoods and community spaces. Tempe Cares has grown annually to include several hundred individuals, groups and businesses. Each year these volunteers come together to invest their combined resources of skilled and unskilled physical labor, tools and building materials to help improve quality of life in Tempe.