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United Way gives $45,000 to benefit Afghan refugees in southern Arizona
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has provided $45,000 to several organizations that plan to help nearly 600 refugees who are coming to the area this month.
Arizona Hardcore Community supports COVID relief
Upon release, “Tucson Helping Tucson 2020 COVID19 Support Squad Comp” presented by AZHC and Cactus Roots Records raised $500 to benefit the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Covid-19 Relief Fund.
United Way aiding Tucson’s refugee resettlement agencies
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is using emergency funding grants totaling $45,000 to be distributed among three partners serving as refugee resettlement agencies.
United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance begins today
The year 2021 meant continuing adaptations to preparing and filing annual income tax returns and 2022 presents many of the same challenges. Because of this fact, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona will launch its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program Feb. 1 with special COVID-19 protocols in place.
Local Opinion: A century of work continues at United Way
A century of service at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has taught us many things and one of the most critical is that this work is too important to do alone – we must take a united approach.
United Way adds $120,000 to COVID-19 relief fund
Its the season of giving and the United Way and Southern Arizonans are doing their part to help families get through the strain of the pandemic. It’s a continuing consequence of the pandemic, families looking for help to get back on their feet.
‘A Final Farewell’ site offers Tucsonans a place to honor those lost to COVID
The Arizona End of Life Care Partnership, part of the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, is now offering “A Final Farewell” to honor family and friends in the region whose lives were lost because of the pandemic.
Tucson volunteers turn out in droves for community projects
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona held the 22nd annual Days of Caring on Friday and Saturday, gathering thousands of volunteers to help with various community projects.
Caring for the community during 22nd annual Days of Caring
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s annual Days of Caring kicked off on Friday.
United Way launches virtual memorial for those lost during pandemic
Southern Arizona families, who have lost loved ones during the pandemic, now have a new way to honor them. The Arizona End of Life Care Partnership at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona launched a virtual memorial called “A Final Farewell.”
Nonprofits 2021: Childhood literacy, food banks, legal aid and animal shelters
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona provides assistance to Arizonans throughout all stages of their life. The volunteer-driven group provides resources to improve education, employment security and healthy living.
Tucson Opinion: The strong business case for preschool investment
To better understand the degree to which complications around child care are impacting employers and employees in the greater Tucson region, our organizations teamed up with Cradle to Career Partnership at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to conduct a survey.
Launching a New End-of-Life Care Training Program at UArizona Health Sciences
Faculty at UArizona Center on Aging, colleges and centers will use a David and Lura Lovell Foundation grant to enhance end-of-life care education.
Local United Way gets $10M donation from Amazon fortune
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona received a $10 million donation Tuesday, the largest in the organization’s nearly 100-year history.