The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of giving has to be.
Accurate Service is proud to say that we have been a part of the community of the great city of Tucson, AZ for over 20 years. We couldn’t be happier to call this home. So, to keep with the spirit of giving back, we have made a list of four ways to volunteer in Tucson to help our community become even better than it already is!
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Where: 1050 South Plumer Avenue
With the help of many community partners, the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona provides diapers and incontinence supplies to children and adults in the Tucson community. They are always accepting donations of supplies or money, and have many opportunities to volunteer. Currently, they are looking for “Diaper Drivers” to host diaper drives and boost donations or people to help them raise awareness over social media. Warehouse volunteers, reception and clerical volunteers, and volunteer speakers and presenters are also needed.
Donations to the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. The Diaper Bank is certified by the State of Arizona as a qualified charitable organization, which may make your monetary contributions to the Diaper Bank eligible for a State Tax Credit. Consult your tax advisor for assistance.
Where: 3761 E River Rd
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 percent of the vegetables and eggs produced on the farm to Casa Maria Soup Kitchen and donates an average of 200 pounds of produce and 125 dozen eggs each week, helping many very low income/homeless people have improved nutrition. At the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, produce goes in family food bags and in the soup served on site. Eggs are hard boiled and given in the take away lunch bags (clients always ask if there is an egg in their lunch bag). Casa Maria serves between 500 and 800 people each day. Once production has increased, Felicia’s Farm plans on donating to other food pantries as well.
Volunteers are always welcome Monday-Friday, 8-1pm. If you have a group larger than five people, they ask that you contact them at [email protected] to schedule a time. The work varies from weeding to turning compost and planting. If you don’t have time to volunteer during their available hours but still want to help, they accept donations. Felicia’s Farm is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, and your donation is tax deductible.
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Where: 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.
The Humane Society is a full-service animal welfare organization that takes in homeless pets and finds them new homes. It is also known for its spay and neuter program to prevent more homeless pets from being born.
Volunteer opportunities include dog walking, cat care and dog enrichment, office support, off site adoptions volunteers, foster care, and more. Of course, donations of supplies, food, and/or money are also accepted and greatly appreciated. The HSSA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Interfaith Community Services
Where: 2820 West Ina Road
The ICS mission is “to help Pima County seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives through programs and services supported by staff, volunteers, faith communities and the community-at-large.”
Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is a nonprofit, social services agency serving Pima County, Arizona, including metropolitan Tucson. Their programs enable seniors and people with disabilities to stay safe and independent in their homes. ICS also assists individuals and families facing food hardship, job loss and financial crisis regain stability and gather the resources to move forward to self-sufficiency. ICS presently provides more than 73,000 services to over 36,500 people each year. From a nutritious meal for a low-income senior or family in financial distress, to job counseling that helps an out-of-work breadwinner regain sustainable employment. From rides to the doctor’s office, to assistance with mail, bills or small home repairs for clients who can no longer see or achieve mobility, ICS meets essential needs in very practical ways.
Click here to learn how you can volunteer with such an incredible organization. Donations are also accepted and greatly appreciated. ICS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible.