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supporting local food banks
Arizona’s food banks need community support throughout the year, not just during the holiday season.
 
To meet the ongoing need, two employee groups took different approaches to help fill the coffers at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
 
summer campaign yields $20,000
Our marketing team organized a special summertime campaign urging customers to sign up for online services including registering accounts online, opting for paperless billing and signing up for our automatic payment plan. Each time a customer signed up for these services, we donated a dollar on their behalf. Within a month, the team reached its campaign goal of $20,000.
 
“The promotion was a huge success,” said Donald Case, Account Executive, Web Marketing Programs. “We increased the number of customers participating in self-serve activities on aps.com, and helped to provide hundreds of thousands of meals for Arizonans in need. It’s great to help our customers and our community at the same time.”
 
700 pounds of canned goods
In addition to the campaign contribution, a summer food drive organized by APS’s  employee network group, WISE (Women in Search of Excellence), collected approximately 700 pounds of canned goods for distribution. During the two-month food drive, employees contributed 366 hours by volunteering at organizations dedicated to stopping hunger. Their hours resulted in approximately $8,000 of in-kind service to the community.
 
Employees and retirees also support food banks in Casa Grande, Eloy, Yuma and Prescott.
 
truck donation supports county’s 3 food banks
We also donated a used truck to La Paz County to help volunteers pick up and deliver food items to the county’s 3 food banks.
 
“APS plays a vital role in the smaller communities," said John Croteau, Construction Maintenance Section Leader. "This is just another example of how APS supports worthwhile causes."
 
La Paz Community Resource Director Linc Gilbert said the county is appreciative. “This really helps out the county and we appreciate the donation.”
The promotion was a huge success. We increased the number of customers participating in self-serve activities on aps.com, and helped to provide hundreds of thousands of meals for Arizonans in need. It’s great to help our customers and our community at the same time.

- Donald Case, Account Executive, Web Marketing Programs​