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Employee of the Week

Matthew M.

Congratulations to our Employee of the Week, Matthew!

Matthew has been with The Temp Connection since early April and has worked a total of SIX assignments for us! He has been our reliable, “go to” man and we are so thankful to have him be a part of our team.

Matthew, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Enjoy the gift card!

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!

Employee of the Week

DeShawn A. 

Congratulations to our Employee of the Week, DeShawn! DeShawn has been working for our client since March and has been doing a fantastic job. Not only does he complete his assigned tasks efficiently and timely, but he also does so with humor and energy.

When DeShawn came into our office to pick up his gift card, he witnessed us (slightly) struggling to put handles on a new filing cabinet. DeShawn rushed out to his car, grabbed a drill and finished the project for us. He truly goes above and beyond for everyone he comes into contact with.

Thank you, DeShawn! We are so happy that you are a part of The Temp Connection team. Enjoy the gift card! You’ve more than earned it.

Wally Wednesday: Drone Makes History By Delivering Organ For Successful Transplant

A drone has made history after it became the first unmanned aircraft to deliver a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland for successful transplantation in a patient with kidney failure.

This successful demonstration illustrates the potential of unmanned aircraft systems for providing organ deliveries that, in many cases, could be faster, safer, and more widely available than traditional transport methods.

The patient, a 44-year-old Baltimore resident, was discharged from the hospital after the transplant last week.

“The whole thing is amazing,” said patient Trina Glipsy. “Years ago, this is not something that you would think about.”

“As astonishing as this breakthrough is from a purely engineering point of view, there’s a larger purpose at stake,” said Darryll J. Pines, Ph.D., the dean of the Maryland School of Engineering. “It’s ultimately not about the technology; it’s about enhancing human life.”

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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!

Wally Wednesday: Students Wave Goodbye To Grandmother Who Waved To Them Every Morning

Tinney Davidson / Credit: CHEK News

Hundreds of students in Comox, B.C. walked to an elderly woman’s home on Thursday to show their appreciation and give her one more wave goodbye.

Tinney Davidson, 88, has been waving to students on their way to Highland Secondary School for the past 12 years.

Davidson and her late husband, Ken, started waving to the teenagers after the couple moved into the house in 2007. Soon the students were waving back.

But soon, Davidson won’t be in her window when students go to school. She’s moving to an assisted living center.

So, more than 400 kids walked to Davidson’s house together to give one more wave goodbye.


Credit: CHEK News

The teenagers held signs and clapped and cheered as Davidson walked out onto her porch.

They counted down from three to blow her a group kiss.

“Oh, lovely, thank you,” she said, holding a tissue.

“I was shocked again that’s there’s so many kids that want to say goodbye to me.”

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