Nomination submissions have officially closed! Thank you to everyone who nominated a family or charity in need of a new A/C unit.
In conjunction with vendors Lennox, Carrier and Goodman, who donate the systems, and Smiley Crane, who provides the crane service for roof installation, Chas Roberts is happy to be able to coordinate the program and provide installation for these deserving winners.
Below are this year’s winners. We look forward to doing it all over again next year!
The Falkenberg family has been dealt an incredibly tough hand in life, struggling with a variety of serious medical conditions. James was diagnosed with meningitis and requires frequent hospitalization and treatment, so he is unable to work. His wife, Lacey, is a preschool teacher with epilepsy. They have three daughters, one in a wheelchair and another daughter who also suffers from epilepsy. They had a house built back in 2013, and during the first summer in their new home, the A/C malfunctioned. Since then, it has repeatedly broken down each summer. With the intense heat we’ve experienced this summer, the unit is now on its last leg.
The Singletons is a Phoenix-based non-profit devoted to meeting the needs of single-parent families battling cancer by providing nutritious meals, camaraderie/companionship, essential household items, activities, experiences, gifts for kids and so much more. After acquiring a new building in January 2020, the organization faced unexpected expenses that were more than triple the budget. They eventually opened in late 2021 due to construction delays, only to discover that the kitchen’s A/C system was not functioning properly. This caused great concern, as this is where the volunteers store and prep food and assemble meal kits for families.
Glendale-based Regal Dane Rescue hit a bump in the road when their A/C went out in mid-July. After receiving a quote of over $10,000 for a new A/C unit, they were at a crossroads caring for 13 special needs rescue dogs in above 115-degree weather. As luck would have it, the timing was perfect. A friend told them about the Chas Roberts Cool Play Giveaway, so they took to social media asking for nominations.