Help Make a Difference in Apache Junction!

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There are several ways for you to make a difference in your community!

Listed below are several needs of the Parks and Recreation and Police Departments. Take a few moments to look over the information and see if there is a project that you want to support.

When you find your special project, please go to the “Donate” tab at the top of this page and click on that. You will see the donate button, and click on that. You will then see a box that says “Purpose”. That is where you can enter any of the following needs. Your donation will be used to address that need. If you have a PayPal account, you can enter your password, and use your account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can click continue, as you do not have to set up a PayPal account to donate. Upon receipt of your donation, a reciept for tax purposes will be sent to your e-mail address.

Parks and Recreation Department Needs:  

  • Fit Families
  • Aquatics Program
  • TGIF Program

Police Department Needs:                                                               

  • Paws and Claws Care Center
  • Victim Services
  • Auxiliary
  • Special Operations/Projects
  • Santa Toy Drive

For additional information on the programs listed above, please follow the following links:

Fit Families                              

TGIF Program                         

Aquatic Program                    

Paws and Claws Care Center

Other Police Needs                           Other Police Department Needs


Friends Supports Scholarships

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Richard Wilson (Chamber of Commerce Interim President/CEO)  and Melissa Neill-Niessner (Chamber of Commerce Office Manager) accept a donation to the Chamber’s scholarship fund from Karla P. Anthony (Friends of Apache Junction Board President).


Only 40 Shopping Days…

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Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments Now On Sale!

APACHE JUNCTION – Already thinking about trying to get that special holiday ornament this year and want to help your community at the same time? Your chance to do just that is here.

The city of Apache Junction is pleased to support this year’s sale of limited edition tree ornaments by the non-profit Friends of Apache Junction, who support community programs.

These attractive glass, light up ornaments make a wonderful gift and are great for home/office decorating. The ornament features an image of the Superstition Mountains and, when illuminated, snowflakes that shine on the body of the ornament. Each ornament comes with three mercury-free alkaline button cell batteries.

At just $5, these limited-edition ornaments won’t last long. Only 100 of these collectible ornaments remain. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Apache Junction and their programs that support the community. Over the last eight years, the Friends have raised more than $464,000 to support police, youth, and animal control programs. Projects supported includes: scholarships, the Paws and Claws Care Center, Fit Families program in the parks and recreation department, TGIF student lunch program, cancer research, and the police department’s canine/drug search team.

Ornaments are on sale at the following locations:

Apache Junction Development Services office

300 E. Superstition Boulevard (Building D), Apache Junction

 Apache Junction Multi-generational Center

1035 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction

 Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce 

567 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction

For additional information, please contact Roger Hacker at (480) 474-5086 or