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The Corporation for National Community Service, Tucson Police Department, Arizona Serve, Prescott College and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will partner to hold a special food and fund drive specifically benefiting the new “School Pantry Initiative.”
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has received a $100,000 “Building Capacity in the Regional Food Supply Chain” grant from the USDA. The grant was awarded in September 2014 for a two year period.
More than 1,169,570 people in Arizona live on incomes that put them at risk of hunger. Thirty-nine percent of those in need are children. Donate and join the movement today.
Sixty volunteers are needed for this year’s Stuff the Yellow Bus, a local event that helps collect items for underprivileged families. This year’s Yellow Bus is collecting clothes for the Amphitheater Clothing Bank, food for Interfaith Community Services Food Bank, toys for the El Rio Foundation & United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona, and books for Reach Out and Read Literacy Program.
Move for Hunger is working with Allstate Insurance to host an office food drive. In Southern Arizona, over 200,000 people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.
Please join us for the IMPACT of Southern Arizona Golf Classic on Jan. 30, 2015. The event is dedicated in memory of Bob Richards, a passionate supporter of IMPACT of Southern Arizona and past Board member and president. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful del Lago Golf Club in Vail.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Challenge will be presented, this year, by four local families: The Jim Click Family Foundation, Jim and Sandy Peebles, Barry and Janet Lang and the Chen/Chow family. The dollar-for-dollar match up to $100,000, until December 31, 2014, will help families in need in Southern Arizona during this holiday season.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will again benefit from the 65th Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights to be held from December 13 through December 27, 2014. Visitors to the Festival may walk through the neighborhood from 6:00 to 10:00 PM each night. This year the drive through night will be December, 27th.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Adopt-a-Child is underway. Gifts will be provided to 200-225 local low-income children, newborn to eighteen years old, to make their holiday season extra special. You can be part of this project. For each child you adopt, you will receive his or her personalized wish list which will include clothing items and two toys. We ask that you purchase new items and plan to spend between $50-$75 per child. Gifts will need to be wrapped and brought to IMPACT of Southern Arizona in mid-December.
This year’s Tucson 2014 Crop Hunger Walk to benefit world-wide and local anti-hunger programs is set for Sunday, Nov. 2. The 2.5-mile walk will begin and end at First United Methodist Church (915 E. 4th St., near the corner of Park Avenue and 4th Street). Free parking is available at the U of A parking garage on 4th and Tyndall. Registration is at 2 p.m. and the walk begins at 2:30 p.m.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Pima County Small Business Commission, is hosting a Business Resource Fair to learn about local businesses and services on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coronado K-8 school. Similar to their Youth Day held each spring, the family-friendly event will include informational booths, food, music, and inflatables for the kids. Drop by and discover the business services available just outside your back door. The Pima County Small Business Commission will hold their monthly meeting at the school, prior to the fair from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting and meet the members.
Take me out to the ball games, the concert and the beer festivals happening at Kino Sports Complex in September and October.
This time of year marks a solemn occasion for anyone who believes in the unquestionable power of freedom and liberty.
This year's Architecture Week 2014, September 27 to October 5, promises a week of activities that combine great architecture with family activities, hike and bike tours, a celebration of Tucson's new Streetcar, and an 'edible' home tour.
The team members at Whole Foods Market are part of our community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to their shoppers and neighbors. Each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Then several times a year, their stores also hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to one chosen local nonprofit or educational organization.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, formerly Catalina Community Services, is a beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson again this year. Here’s a great opportunity to support IMPACT of Southern Ari- zona and help raise funds. Are you planning on riding in El Tour de Tucson this year? Have a friend or family member who is? Riders can collect pledges, family and friends can sponsor a rider, or you can become a corporate sponsor.
I am often asked how I find time to volunteer in addition to working full-time and caring for three young sons.