- Your Voice
Looking at recent events that have occurred in the past few weeks I am reminded of a famous quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Involvement in your local government is truly paramount to reminding elected officials of what you would like to see happen in our community, especially when it comes to the use of your tax dollars.
Progress is well underway as development of the Children’s Museum Tucson satellite location in Oro Valley begins.
(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
(NAPSI)—While fundraising is an essential for nonprofits, charities and local schools across the country, it can be particularly challenging to raise funds in today’s environment—but there are ways around the problem. It doesn’t help that Americans are donating 8 percent less today than they were in 2007, before the recession, and many schools faced with budget cuts are feeling the brunt of the decline.
From January 5th to March 15th, Infiniti is helping 48 of the nation’s top college basketball coaches compete to raise money for charities in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona has been selected by UA Men’s Basketball Head Coach Sean Miller as the beneficiary of the challenge.
Arizona put on one of their most impressive offensive performances of the season in their 73-49 win over Arizona State on Sunday night.
Pima Animal Care Center has received a $4,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® and will use the money to host a three-day adoption event Jan. 2-4, 2015. The shelter’s goal is to place 200 dogs and cats into homes during the three-day New Year, New Friend Adoption Party event, and the PetSmart Charities grant makes it possible to have all adoption fees waived during the event.
As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work to make Southern Arizona a better place.
According to an ABC News report, the Miss World pageant has officially eliminated the swimsuit competition for the first time in the event's 63-year history.
(StatePoint) The motivation to give back can come from many places: from within, from seeing someone else struggle or maybe from fighting a personal battle.
(NAPSI)—It takes a tough man to build a thriving business, and Frank Perdue was certainly the man for the task.
(NewsUSA) - Wow.
Nominations for BBB Serving Southern Arizona’s 2015 Torch Awards will be accepted from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Feb. 1. The awards program recognizes businesses in Southern Arizona in three award categories:
(Family Features) The holiday season is a magical time and there are some simple ways to share in the season’s spirit of goodwill and generosity.
(NAPSI)—For your résumé to stand out in a good way, avoid these common blunders:
(BPT) - Any time is a great time for families to talk to their children about giving back and helping those who are less fortunate. Whether you're celebrating a holiday, special occasion, or still haven’t figured out your 2015 resolution, make giving back part of the conversation - from making financial donations to volunteering time and energy, giving can be easy and enjoyable.
(BPT) - In our current economy, when many live paycheck to paycheck, why do so many choose to give some of it away to charity? The fact is helping others is part of what makes us human. It doesn’t matter the age or background of the donor – it feels good to make a difference, and that starts by donating to a worthy cause close to your heart. But making a difference isn’t the only reason for donating. There are additional drivers for giving that go beyond funding a particular cause, and understanding these reasons will help you get the most out of your annual donations this year.
Ask any music connoisseur and they will tell you, compositions are meant to be experienced in the flesh. The modern advancements of iPods, try as they might, simply cannot do justice to the enchantment of a live performance – the way a photograph is not telling of the expansive beauty within a Tucson sunset. This is even more true with the orchestra. There is a carnal syncopation with the soul as wood and brass fuse together to create a symphonic wall of sound. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is well aware of the magic within a live spectacle, which is why they have decided to take one of cinema’s greatest musical accomplishments and perform it live at the Tucson Music Hall. As part of its “Superpops!” series, the orchestra will be performing Disney’s iconic “Fantasia” live in concert over the holiday weekend.