Spring Luggage Donation to Emerge!
A BIG thank you to all of our members for helping to contribute to this massive donation to Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. We were able to donate over 17 pieces of luggage, 75+ pieces of new clothing, including over 30 purses as well as 50 reusable totes and a big box of feminine hygiene products. Anna Patton and Patti Pace had the honor of delivering these items and Kristina was there to graciously accept these items from us. The luggage project is a new one for us this year and has been made possible as a part of our soft goods collection and a grant from the Pioneers Organization!
1st of the year Totes for Good Donation to Emerge!
Emerge is in dire need right now. If anyone would like to donate any luggage or new with tags clothing in addition to totes, please contact Anna Patton at (520) 444-1874 or Patti Pace at (520) 241-6849. Thank you to everyone who donated to our soft goods drive. It really helps so many of our partner projects. Keep an eye out for the next one coming soon!
2020/2021 Hug-A-Bear Delivery – wrapping up the year and starting the new one out with even more bears!
A big thank you to everyone who donated items for our Holiday FUNDrive. We were able to successfully collect enough items to sell to SAVERS and earn $197 for our club. Before turning over the items, we do take the time to try and find anything that can be used in other projects. We were able to find several new with tags clothing items to donate to Emerge! Domestic Violence shelter, lap robes for our seniors project and some new long johns that will be donated to a local men’s homeless shelter. A special thank you to our young volunteers (Amber Patton, Doug Currier, Melissa Reich, Julian Maldonado and Ayla Patton) as well as our tried and true veterans (Patti Pace, Priscilla Lujan, David Spear and Anna Patton). Their help (and more importantly their muscles, were a huge plus with this project). We already have plans for our spring FUNDrive. The SACC really enjoys this and we encourage you to start your spring cleaning after the holidays so we can meet our new goal of $300.
Helping our Community
Helping our Community: A BIG thank you to our members Sherry Daughtry and Mo Ryan for their continued work in our local community. They have been working on a project in partnership with their local church to deliver lap robes, food, masks, etc to students and families in need to John B. Wright Elementary: http://tusd1.org/wright
Even through tough times, we still deliver Hug-A-Bears to Rural Metro Fire – Pima County . This is Paul Chau receiving the bears each month. Thank you to everyone who keeps the HAB train moving along!
November Drive-By Drop-Off
We had a successful drive by drop off last week for the SACC Pioneers. Working on military support, hug-a-bears, Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson, school supplies, Jim Click raffle tickets, pop tops for Ronald McDonald house, Christmas stockings, and of course our soft goods drive fundraising for the club!
Ivey Stamper, who has been sewing hug a bears for us. Dropping off sewn bears, picking up 100 more to sew. Ivey retired in 1980, and is still volunteering! Thank you, Ivey!
September Collection Drive-thru
We had a tremendously successful event today. Many members came by to drop off donations and some even stayed awhile (masked up of coarse) and caught up. We collected items for our many different projects and even sold some Jim Click Raffle tickets! We are planning on doing this again next month, stay tuned for details!
From our board member Jan Pitts:
“You can tell what I have been doing the last couple months. Some going to Rural Metro Ambulance. Each bag has 25 hug a bears.”
SACC MAKING MASKS
SACC Pioneers Sherry Daughtry and Mo Ryan have been busy sewing masks. Look at the good looking models they had for their work. Here are a few links if you’d like to try sewing some and a link on how to donate them. Thank you Tucson Police Department!
SACC 2020 Spring FUNDrive
We tried a new fundraising project this year that was lots of work but very successful. We spent the first 2 months gathering soft-goods like clothing and linens in an effort to raise $200. SACC is proud to announce that with your help, we reached this goal! Thank you to all our volunteers and a special thank you to our truckload team: Tom Bivens, Larry & Kathy Bauer, Patti Pace, Anna Patton and David Spear.
Hug-A-Bears 2019 Wrap Up
Holiday Extravaganza Raffle – 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Extravaganza Raffle! We had so many wonderful donations and were able to raise a large sum for our club. Click on the first photo and you can scroll thru our gallery of images and see all the smiling faces of our winners! Happy Holidays!
Day Of Caring – Oct 2019
Friday for Day of Caring, our Southern AZ Combined Club decorated two meeting rooms for DCS (Department of Child Safety). These are rooms for family to meet for supervised visits, and they needed some cheer. We put up lots of pictures, added throws, books and games, and stuffed animals. One Pioneer went out and bought new stuffed toys to provide in the room. These two rooms took on a new look, and we are hoping they provide a warm and reassuring ambiance for the clients who use them. The volunteers were happy with the results, and hope to do more rooms in the future. Thanks to all who donated, worked on the project, and gathered for a cooperative and fun time. Thank you to our volunteers: Adella Mason, Cathy Greer, Sherry Daughtry, Mo Ryan, Priscilla Lujan, Jan Pitts, and Patti Pace.
Holiday Raffle Wrapping Event
Every year, volunteers gather to organize and wrap all the donations for our holiday extravaganza. This year our hostess Priscilla Lujan did an amazing job by opening her home and providing the supplies we needed to get the job done in one day. Thank you to Bonnie Stahl Bush, Anna Patton, Kathy Kisro and Patti Pace for helping. This years donations and prizes are the best ever! Please check out our upcoming events page or our Facebook page for all the details!
Totes for Good
Today was the first of our Totes for Good Project. We delivered over 100 new totes to the Emerge! Center for Domestic Abuse in Tucson, AZ. This new project by SACC collects both new and gently used totes and donates them to different local organizations who will put them to good use based on their needs. If you would like to help, please contact Anna Patton (520) 444-1874 or email her at AZ66media@gmail.com.
Ronald McDonald House – Chef for a Day
Thank you to all our So AZ Combined Club members for helping with this event.
Marshall Home for Men
Beads of Courage – Day of Service 2019
SATPC has again chosen Beads of Courage for their Day of Service for 2019. Beads of Courage was founded here in Arizona in 2003 by Jean Baruch. Beads of Courage, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children with serious illness record, tell and own their stories of survival. They work diligently to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life threatening illness through their arts-in-medicine programs. In the 12 years since their inception, the organization has established the programs in over 240 children’s hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. Their growth is evidence of the need for the type of support Beads of Courage provides for children coping with serious illness.
Sister Jose Women’s Shelter
Adella Mason (not pictured) and Jan Pitts delivered hygiene and clothing items to Sister Jose.
Southern Arizona Telecom Pioneers, Legacy West Hug-a-Bears donated to St. Mary’s Hospital ER then to Pima County Victim Services.. Sherry Daughtry is our head lady of the HUG-A-BEARS..
Diaper Bank – Oct 2018
SATPC Donation to the Diaper Bank. Ian Arthur presented with $500.00. — with Cathy Greer.
Beads of Courage – Day of Service 2018
SATPC has chosen Beads of Courage for their Day of Service for 2018. Beads of Courage was founded here in Arizona in 2003 by Jean Baruch. Beads of Courage, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children with serious illness record, tell and own their stories of survival. They work diligently to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life threatening illness through their arts-in-medicine programs. In the 11 years since their inception, the organization has established the programs in over 240 children’s hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. Their growth is evidence of the need for the type of support Beads of Courage provides for children coping with serious illness.
Note from Beads of Courage:
I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much I enjoyed teaching your group. You all were so much fun to have around and, of course, all the beads we got from you guys went out almost immediately.
Please say hello to everyone for me and on behalf of Beads of Courage, Thank you.
2018 Sister Jose Women’s Center
A gift of 13 shopping carts for carrying the personal belongings of homeless women in Tucson.
2017 Gospel Rescue Mission – Wreath Creations