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Philanthropy Spotlight: Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona collaborates to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls. The only philanthropic foundation in Southern Arizona dedicated exclusively to empowering women and girls, our vision is: Women thrive. Our community prospers.

Since the Foundation’s inception, we have invested over $4 million to support hundreds of programs, serving thousands of women and girls in Southern Arizona. A comprehensive process of research and evaluation ensures that donations from the community are thoughtfully directed to programs that can demonstrate long-lasting impact.

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s success is driven by the tireless efforts of many people including volunteers, donors, grant recipients and the community at large.

Click here to learn how to “Take Action” with Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.


This post is a part of our 2019 social media series, “Philanthropy Spotlight”.  There are so many deserving charities in Tucson. Make sure to check out our news feed every Tuesday to read about more local non-profits. We hope you take the time to read about these wonderful organizations and how you can get involved in our community.

Do you have a non-profit you’d like to see highlighted on our website & social media pages? Email requests to elliana@thetempconnection.com or comment below!

Employee of the Month

Alicia F.

Congratulations to Alicia for being selected as our Employee of the Month! Alicia has been with The Temp Connection working diligently since August 2018. She is currently serving as an Administrative Coordinator, helping to complete all office operations at a very busy company.

Alicia, thank you for all that you do! You never fail to surprise us with your stellar work ethic and positive personality. Enjoy the gift card!

Arizona ranks 4th in the nation for GDP growth

According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arizona’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by four percent in 2018, the fourth fastest growth rate in the nation. Arizona’s GDP growth outpaced that of 46 other states including California (3.5%), Florida (3.5%), and Texas (3.2%). Sectors including construction, health care, and social assistance; finance and insurance; professional, scientific, and technical services; and administrative and waste management service contributed the most to Arizona’s GDP growth over the last year.

“A growing economy means more job opportunities, bigger paychecks for Arizonans and more investments in the things that matter, like education, child safety and public safety,” said Gov. Doug Ducey. “Our growth continues to be driven by Arizona’s hardworking employees, job creators and innovators. We remain focused on creating the best economic environment and ensuring sustainable, responsible growth.”

Not only is Arizona’s economy growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, Arizona’s median household incomes recently reached a record high of $61,125. Arizona also recently ranked third in the U.S. for economic momentumfourth for population growth and fifth for personal income growth. Maricopa County, Arizona’s largest county, led the nation with the largest population increase of any county in the nation in 2018.

More than 298,000 new jobs have been added in Arizona since 2015, and the state is projected to add another 165,000 new jobs by 2020.

Read More: AZ GDP growth

Employee of the Week

Judy S.

Congratulations to our Employee of the Week, Judy! Judy has been with The Temp Connection since January and has done a fantastic job for three of our clients. Currently, Judy is on an assignment working as a receptionist within a busy office.

Thank you for all of your hard work, Judy! We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Enjoy the gift card!

We’re celebrating our 26th year in business!

On this special day, we want you to know that your trust and support has always been the biggest drivers for our continued growth!

We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.

-The Temp Connection Team
Cindy, Ellie, Jenn, Tina, Elliana, Eugene & Darline

Wally Wednesday: Shelter Dog & His Bowl Gets Adopted After His Story Goes Viral


Memphis Animal Services


Oliver was rescued by Memphis Animal Services after the dog refused to leave a family’s backyard in Memphis.

The staff believed he had a home or someone taking care of him at some point because he was very smart and absolutely loved food and treats.

In fact, he loved food so much that he became attached to his bowl.

Oliver’s story went viral when it was posted on Facebook by a group named “Wilson, Rosie, and Pickle Pete”.

In their post, they pleaded for someone to adopt Oliver and his bowl after learning the dog was scheduled to be euthanized.

“The animal shelter / Memphis Animal Services asked me to update to say that Oliver will be euthanized tomorrow unless they receive an email,” the post explained. “Y’all, OLIVER IS ON THE URGENT LIST!! He doesn’t have much time left to find a family WHERE HE WON’T HAVE TO SHARE HIS BOWL. He needs to go home with someone as an only dog, because right now he’s not playing nice at recess.”

The post was shared more than 9,000 times and got international attention.

And it worked!

“Thanks to everyone who posted and shared Oliver,” Memphis Animal Services wrote in an update. “People all over the world fell in love with him and his bowl! Two of those people came for him, and today he’s going home. With his bowl, of course!”

Read More: Dog & his bowl

Philanthropy Spotlight: Tell Me A Good Story

Tell Me A Good Story

Here at Tell Me A Good Story our primary mission is to encourage people to have person-to-person, face-to-face interaction, and to experience the mental, physical, social and educational benefits that this type of interaction provides. As a means of doing this, we teach people how to research, document, preserve and share meaningful stories.

Get Involved!

It takes both fun and meaningful work to keep the Tell Me A Good Story organization humming along. Tell Me A Good Story is looking for individuals:

1. To collect, research, document, inventory and write the stories for all the wonderful collectible books that are donated to us.

2. Who can make presentations to the public (telling stories — of course!)

3. Who can help us ‘man-the-booth’ at our book fairs and events within the community.

4. Who can help teach classes on “Hands-On Show & Tell“, and using storytelling as an effective educational and communications tool

5. Who will communicate our message to family, friends, associates and anyone who would love to hear a good story

Click here to view a detailed list of Tell Me A Good Story engagement opportunities. 


This post is a part of our 2019 social media series, “Philanthropy Spotlight”.  There are so many deserving charities in Tucson. Make sure to check out our news feed every Tuesday to read about more local non-profits. We hope you take the time to read about these wonderful organizations and how you can get involved in our community.

Do you have a non-profit you’d like to see highlighted on our website & social media pages? Email requests to elliana@thetempconnection.com or comment below!