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Spring Cleaning Drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters of So AZ

From March 20th to April 20th we will be collecting Clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes & linens for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. This will help them and they will pay us a per pound of the items we donate. Win- WIn! Items can be donated at my office at 6444 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Outside those hours you can bring them to any event on our calendar or contact us to arrange something. So turn on the Netflix watch some Marie Kondo and ask yourself, “Does it spark joy?” If not donate it to us! For other items, hold on, for now, we are hoping to do a Yard Sale in April, but I don’t have space to warehouse stuff yet.

New Volunteer Tracking App!

Logging Service Hours


 Starting on January 2019 ( We can add in hours already volunteered) we will begin using Track it Forward for tracking volunteer hours. You must sign up on your computer prior to accessing the mobile app. Through your volunteer dashboard, you can log hours, view your total hours submitted and milestone progress, sign up for events and more.
It’s super easy to get started.
Follow these simple quick start steps and if you need further assistance, please see the supplementary materials below.

3 QUICK STEPS TO GET STARTED

Register

1. Go to Track it Forward

2. Click on Sign Up

3. Fill out your profile information

4. Click on Sign Up (again)

Download the App

*You must create your account on the computer prior to signing into the app.

1. Open the app store on your mobile phone

2. Search for “Volunteer Time Tracking” or “Track it Forward”

3. Download and install the app

4. Login with your credentials

 

Log Your Hours

1. Login to Track it Forward

2. Fill out your volunteer hour log

3. Submit your time


Watch How It Works

Captain Marvel screening for Emerge

Update 3/16/19: A full house and a good time had by all!

We raised $940.25 for Emerge!

Accounting of funds raised for Emerge, totaling $940.25.

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Join us for a to see the origin of Marvel’s most powerful Avenger! The Tucson Atheists Community Outreach Team invites you for a showing of Captain Marvel with proceeds benefitting Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse! Starting at 2:00pm we will have a cocktail hour to socialize. Food & beverages purchased during the social hour and during the movie will earn us a 12% donation from RoadHouse as well, so come hungry! We will have a raffle with some awesome prizes and T-Shirts for sale, all proceeds of which will go to Emerge.

Roadhouse Cinemas is the ONLY way to see movies in Tucson, with super comfy recliner seats* and full-service restaurant and bar with service right to your seat!

So come on out, see a fun movie with a bunch of heathens and help be a hero to those who need it most.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No children under 6 are allowed in the theater, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Any unaccompanied minors will be given espresso, tons of sugar and a kitten.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

jennifer@thetacoteam.org, or msg on our website.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don’t have to, we will have a printout of the tickets purchased.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded up to 7 days prior to the event.

Do you offer handicapped seating?

Each auditorium for Roadhouse Cinemas has allocated seating that is wheelchair accessible in the back of the theatre. The handicap area is designed for wheelchairs so they can be easily rolled up to a table. The seats are in the back of the auditorium with good views. Each table has a call button to summon your server. In the event a handicap guest is not in a wheelchair, but requires the handicap seating area, there are very comfortable office chairs to sit in. Please Note: These are comfortable, rolling office chairs and not recliners.

Do you provide assisted listening devices for hard of hearing or the descriptive devices for the deaf and blind community?

Yes. Each auditorium has a Hearing Impaired System installed. Roadhouse Cinemas also has the descriptive device for our blind friends.

How much of the ticket price is donated?

We pay for the whole theater, seating for 54 (4 wheelchair accessible spaces). If we sell out then $9.16 from each ticket would be donated. If we don’t sell out we still have to pay the flat fee for the theater, so BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

 

 

Meeting Minutes 1/12/2019

January 12, 2019

Those present are: Jennifer Reeve, Colette Jennings, Emma Crawford, Natalie Woods, Sathya Lacey, Lydia Simon, Christina MacDonald, and Steve Mills.

Tucson Atheist Community Outreach Team, Inc

Brainstorming Session

First Watch Restaurant, Tucson, AZ

 

Membership is discussed and monthly dues and levels are decided.

Chips & Guac – $5 per month

-TACO Team branded cozy

Quesadilla – $10 per month

-Car magnet, all below items

Fajita – $20 per month

-Lanyard, all below items

Chimichangas – $50 per month

-TACO Team t-shirt, all below items

Taco -$100 per month

-All the items listed above + TACO Team calendar + VIP seating + website recognition

 

Jennifer wants to give TACO more visibility in the community. Hosting a bake sale/craft table will draw in an audience. Christina said that the Rillito Park farmer’s market would be an excellent choice since they have free tables available to non-profits. Jennifer would like to try to have a table once a month if possible. Christina and Steve will be at the State Capitol in February with the Secular Coalition and offered to take literature if we can get some printed up. Sathya will research events at both the U of A and PCC that would be a good place to set up an information booth.

Emma volunteered to assist Jennifer with back-office work and programs. She has experience with Donor Snap and will train both Jennifer and Colette. Emma will also work on designs for our merchandise and get quotes for printers. West Press seems ideal as Emma has done business with them before.

Jennifer will post to the Facebook page looking for people who want to volunteer to create original memes to give more visibility to the group on social media. Roles like this will be a great opportunity for those who have mandatory community service hours. Colette will find out who we need to reach out to in order to be on the list of organizations who accept those who need to serve.

Jennifer would like to work with local tattoo artists to have a fundraiser benefiting Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson. Flash tattoos promoting education will be given and artists will be donating their time and skills. She also will check with Geeks Who Drink and see if they will put on Quiz for a Cause. She also is looking into local restaurants who will donate a percentage of their sales. Chipotle is not a good company to work with.

There is a photographer who did a calendar for the Hermitage that Jennifer and Emma have worked with. We would like to create an ‘Atheists Love Their Pets’ calendar for 2020. The calendars will be used as membership swag and fundraising. Lydia volunteered to make lanyards to add to our swag.

Colette will reach out to Big Brothers Big Sisters and see what is needed to host a clothing drive. She will also contact Primavera Foundation to get more information about packing sack lunches for the work teams.

Upcoming Events:

March – Captain Marvel showing at Roadhouse Cinemas benefiting Emerge!

April – Arizona Gives Day

May – TACO Team Annual Picnic – May 19 at Reid Park Ramada 7

June – 3rd Annual Pride Bowl benefiting SAGA (Emma will look at how much commemorative t-shirts would cost)

October – Tucson Meet Yourself

 

 

Amazon Smile

We are now registered with Amazon Smile! Whenever you shop Amazon, they donate a portion of what you spend to us!

Here is how it works:

“When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.”

The easiest way to do that is to click our Smile link here.

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Click on “Start Shopping”

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Now, whenever you shop on Amazon, always start by going to smile.amazon.com. This may only work on the Desktop or in a browser on your phone or tablet. Not in the App, or Alexa.