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Philanthropy Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

On February 14, 1981, the Tucson Ronald McDonald House became the 21st House to open in this country. In response to the growing need here in southern Arizona, the House was built to support the countless numbers of children undergoing treatment at Tucson area medical facilities.

When the House first opened its doors to families in need of a “home away from home,” there were a total of five bedrooms and two shared bathrooms. The kitchen held a single refrigerator and one washer and dryer that somehow supported an average of 55 guests per month. Over the next 15 years, renovations increased the House’s capacity to 16 rooms. The addition of a duplex that was adjacent to Banner-University Medical Center accommodated an additional two rooms for  families who required  long-term stays.

In 2004, RMHC began a $4.5 million capital campaign to build a new, larger Ronald McDonald House in Tucson. In December of 2007, the current location opened, which can now provide for up to 28 families. The 24,000-square-foot House serves nearly 600  families each year. Families stay anywhere from one night for a check-up or outpatient procedures, to six to nine months for organ and bone marrow transplants.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center serves families who live in Tucson and have a child being treated at BCDCMC. Located on the fourth floor, the Family Room serves as a respite for families and offers them the opportunity to relax, have a snack, check their email and be greeted by someone with a smile. Our local Ronald McDonald House operates with a  eight full-time and nine part-time employees , assisted by more than 100 regular volunteers.

Get Involved! 

Discover the various ways you can support Ronald McDonald House Charities here


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 other 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!





Philanthropy Spotlight: Assistance League

Assistance League 

Since 1959 Assistance League of Tucson volunteers have been working in the Tucson community to help those in need. They run numerous programs within our community, such as “Operation School Bell” which provides clothing to children, “Assault Survivor Kits” that provides victims of sexual assault with clothing and toiletries, and “Program Teddy Bear” that has provided more than 23,500 bears to comfort children in crisis. To fund these programs, Assistance League has their very own thrift store!

Get Involved! 

Discover the various ways you can support Assistance League of Tucson here


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 other 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!

Philanthropy Spotlight: Tucson Arts Brigade

Tucson Arts Brigade

TUCSON ARTS BRIGADE (TAB) is a nonprofit participatory service-based community mural arts and education organization that specializes in offering youth, intergenerational and cross-cultural opportunities for civic and social engagement. TAB facilitates dialogue and employs arts-based solutions to complex community issues ranging from isolation, bullying, health, and wellness to empowering youth and elders, beautification, sustainable design, and revitalizing neighborhoods. Bringing together schools, neighborhoods, civic agencies, businesses, and other non-profits, TAB is a national model for sustainable community development through the arts. TAB’s award-winning, nationally-recognized Community Arts Integration programs help students, neighborhoods, and families accomplish goals with measurable results.

Get Involved! 

Discover the various ways you can support Tucson Arts Brigade here

 


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 other 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!

Philanthropy Spotlight: Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by funding research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings. For 20 years, the ARPF has been on the leading edge by researching, advocating, and educating for a holistic or integrative approach to preventing memory loss and Alzheimer’s.

We do this by:

  • Researching innovative and breakthrough modalities in the holistic or integrative medical approach for the prevention of this disease.
  • Educating healthcare professionals, patients, and their families as well as the public on the known aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, with particular emphasis on the prevention and treatment of early stage memory loss. We believe in your fundamental right to be informed about all the medically proven modalities that are available to you to maximize your brain function now and hopefully reduce your risk of dementia later. We also provide Free Memory Screenings to increase awareness and testing.
  • Facilitating communication among health care professionals to share the results of our research, and between Alzheimer’s organizations and the public to increase awareness of the disease and inform them about the available resources in our greater communities.

Get Involved! 

Discover the various ways you can support Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation here

 


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 other 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!

Philanthropy Spotlight: Quilt for a Cause

Quilt for a Cause

Quilt for a Cause auctions and sells handmade quilts and quilt patterns donated by quilters to support breast and gynecological cancer research.

Our mission: To use the art and business of quilting to pursue advances in breast and/or gynecologic cancers by raising funds for research, by continuing the education of medical professionals, and by supporting clinical organizations that raise awareness, offer detection and provide treatment for all women.

Tucson quilters, under the leadership of Jeannie Coleman (formerly Beahan) and Carol Zupancic and with support from the Tucson Quilters Guild, Inc., first organized a “Quilt for a Cause” fundraiser on the Tucson Medical Center campus on November 15, 2003. Quilters throughout the state of Arizona, as well as quilters in California and other western states donated a total of 208 handmade quilts that were auctioned to raise $53,000.00. The proceeds were divided evenly between two Tucson 501(c)(3) organizations: The American Cancer Society and the Tucson Medical Center Foundation’s Joel Childers M.D. Fund. 

That was the beginning.  Fifteen years later, Quilt for a Cause, Inc. (QFaC) continues to sell donated handmade quilts to raise money for the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. 

Get Involved! 

Quilt for a Cause, Inc. thrives with the help of almost 1,000 quilters, both women and men, who make and donate quilts for QFaC to sell.  These quilters are from Arizona, more than 25 other U.S. states, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and more.  

Discover the various ways you may support Quilt for a Cause here

 


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 other 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!

Philanthropy Spotlight: Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage
Beads of Courage, Inc. is an approved public charity under I.R.S. Code Section 501(c)(3), based in Tucson, Arizona. Jean Baruch, developed the first Beads of Courage, Inc. program while working on her PhD in Nursing at the University of Arizona, College of Nursing. Her inspiration came from her clinical practice, and from her experiences as a camp nurse at one of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. With the financial support of her family and friends, Jean developed and piloted the Beads of Courage Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in February 2003.

Since inception, Beads of Courage has established programs in over 240 children’s hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. We have been working diligently to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life-threatening illness through our arts-in-medicine programs.

Get Involved! 

Discover the various ways you may support Beads of Courage here

 


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!



Philanthropy Spotlight: Tucson Wildlife Center

Tucson Wildlife Center

The Tucson Wildlife Center was established in 1998 by Lisa Bates and Peter Lininger and officially became a 501(c)3 in 2000. At that time, we were immediately available to take in wild animals that had nowhere else to go.

From that point on, animals began pouring through the front door of the center.

Services provided by the Tucson Wildlife Center include an emergency helpline operating 24/7, capture and transportation of injured animals, a 24-hour emergency room, volunteer veterinarians on call, rehabilitation, release, and education. We work with several veterinarians, volunteers, the Arizona Game and Fish Departments, and the University of Arizona in aiding wild animals. We specialize in the treatment and release of animals such as javelina, birds of prey, and coyotes. All services are provided free to the public.

We need your help!

Our services are free to the public. We appreciate any help that we can obtain from the Southern Arizona community. Discover the various ways you may support the Tucson Wildlife Center here!


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!

Philanthropy Spotlight: Felicia’s Farm

Felicia’s Farm

Fresh food for those most in need: Felicia’s Farm provides eggs and fresh produce to give a much needed nutritional boost to the homeless and hungry in Tucson. Felicia’s Farm donates 100% of the vegetables and eggs produced on the farm to a local soup kitchen and donates an average of 200 pounds of produce and 125 dozen eggs each week, helping over 1,000 very low income/homeless people have improved nutrition. We are always striving to produce more food sustainably and with your help, we can do more.

Click here to learn how you can get involved with Felicia’s Farm!


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!

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!

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!