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(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.
Tucson celebrates Jesuit missionary Euesbio Francisco Kino as a revered person in local history. Fr. Kino, an Italian, arrived in the Southwest in March, 1699, following the Spanish conquistadores to Christianize the Indians. He was charismatic and energetic, bringing the Tohono O’odham grain seeds, livestock, fruit trees and vegetables -- and a forced change in a way of life lived for thousands of years. European crops joined the corn, beans and squash grown in the desert for thousands of years using intricate canal and mountain terraces to control water.
American families will spend just over $100 each on school supplies alone in their back-to-school shopping this year, a 12 percent increase from last year, according to a recent report from the National Retail Federation.
(BPT) - Green living not only helps the environment, it helps your pocketbook. When making upgrades to your home - whether it’s replacing a light bulb or a total living room makeover - incorporate energy-efficient and repurposed materials to make your living space more environmentally friendly.
As a child, Marana resident Linda Williams had the odds piled against her. Alongside her six siblings, Williams grew up in poverty in a two-bedroom, one bathroom trailer on Tucson’s south side. Her mother was an immigrant who didn’t speak English. Her father struggled with alcoholism. The family had no hot water, no neighbors, and no other relatives living in the United States.
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According to a USA Today report, As many as eight to 10 people are believed trapped in the rubble of two buildings that collapsed in central Wednesday in central Philadelphia.
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The 2nd Annual Renegade Classics – Desert Diamond Casino Santa Claus Toy Run returns Sunday, Nov. 25. More than 1,500 bikers are expected to ride from Renegade Classics to Desert Diamond Casino-Tucson to deliver hundreds of toys to benefit underprivileged children through The Salvation Army and the Tohono O’odham children’s charities.
Not all the Christmas gifts that area children in need receive this year will fit under the tree. One child in particular will wake up to something that will help visions of sugarplums dance in his head – a new bed.
Government has no right to take money
Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year, as crooned by Andy Williams nearly 50 years ago?
It’s not too late to “Stuff the Bus” at Ina and Oracle for “Miracle on 31st Street.”
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Salvation Army volunteer Sammy Haroz takes a donated gift from 3-year-old Gabriel Stucki during the Stuff the Bus event last Friday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jose Arriola hands gifts to Sammy Haroz, both Salvation Army volunteers, to help fill a Sun Tran bus with gifts at the Walgreen’s at Ina and Thornydale roads. The bus is located now at Ina and Oracle.
Golder Ranch has opportunity for volunteers
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Georgene Birchard, who has volunteered for Catalina Community Services for the past six years, sorts through clothing that will either be placed in the new clothing bank, the Golden Goose Thrift Shop, or passed on to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is partnering with Kohl's on Saturday, July 31, to host Child Spree, a special back-to school shopping opportunity for economically disadvantaged children.
Trout stocked in Lemmon lake
Special to The Explorer
In this space at Thanksgiving, people were urged to be thankful, for all the goodness and health and gifts in their lives.
Service for Luke Davis this Saturday
Cage wishes Melvin a fast, full recovery
In some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods, nearly half of all adults are addicted to cigarettes, despite the fact that prices are nearing $9 a pack while many household incomes are below $15,000.
He could have purchased a nice watch, or a car, or a fancy meal.