Southern AZ Club

NOTICE:  If you have any address, email or phone number updates, please contact Jan Pitts at sassiejan@gmail.com or (520) 741-8034

All Monthly Luncheons are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Golden Corral NW unless specified below:
* Sept 12  *
* October 10th Picnic Location TBA *
* Nov 14 (holiday shopping gift raffle extravaganza) *
* Dec 12 *  

GOLDEN CORRAL – Meeting Room
6865 N. Thornydale Rd
11AM—12PM Social Hour
12 Noon Lunch

SISTER JOSE WOMEN’S CENTER

Time to go shopping!  Drop off donations at 1050 S. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ
Sister Jose’s desperately needs:

  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • body wash
  • combs and brushes
  • hair ties and sun hats
Mission
The Sister Jose Women’s Center of Tucson, Arizona is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women within our community. To our sisters without shelter, we provide beds; to those without food, we give nourishment; and, to those without purpose, we offer encouragement. We are women reaching out to women with dignity, respect and compassion.  http://srjosewomensshelter.org/

BACKPACKS FOR KIDS!!
This is a new project starting in January 2018. Take a backpack and a list of needed items, fill it and bring it back to the luncheon in February. We are going to try and get groups of backpacks (about 20 to 25 per school) to donate to public elementary schools located in low-income communities. We have contacted two of those schools in TUSD so far, and they are both excited to have us support their students. Many students who need a back pack, have limited or no supplies from home. The beginning of school is not the only time there is a need. The school counselors will distribute the backpacks on an as needed basis. Pick up your empty backpack at the January luncheon, or contact Jan Pitts 403 1299 or Patti Pace 241 6849 to get one.

Feb 26, 2018:  Today we donated 61 filled backpacks and additional office supplies for the teachers to two elementary schools in our community. We met with the counselor or community liaison at Drachman Montessori Elementary and Pueblo Gardens Elementary.  They were so excited to receive the backpacks, as both schools have many low income students and many students who are children of refugees.  Our goal was to get completely stocked backpacks to the school to give out on an as needed basis. The beginning of the school year is not the only time there is a need.

We worked with the counselor to develop the list of items for the packs.  Many backpacks were taken home by our volunteers in Tucson and filled at the volunteers’ expense. More supplies in bulk were purchased to fill additional packs, and we plan to continue this program throughout the year.  We received a grant from the Telecom Pioneers Charitable Foundation to supplement this project. Today we had 11 volunteers on hand to carry in the packs and present them to the schools.

UPDATE: In June we held a backpack stuffing event and completed 78 backpacks. These will be distributed to 3 elementary schools prior to the start of the school year. Contact Jan Pitts for more information:

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Southern AZ Newsletter – December 2017

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