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TACO Team 3rd Annual PRIDE Bowl benefiting SAGA

Join us for our 3rd year! Come out and help us raise $ for this awesome cause. Celebrate PRIDE and help Southern AZ’s trans community.

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL of us who are gender fabulous!

SAGA envisions a society in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. We provide support groups, advocacy, community education, and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.

Tickets are $15 purchased in advance and include 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. We will also have some great Raffle prizes!

FAQs

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

Nope! If you are over 21 have your ID for the bar!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a large parking lot with parking in front, on the side & behind

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email jennifer@thetacoteam.org or MSG on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/taco.team2016

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

It helps! But I will have a list.

Can our team have their own lane?

Yes, minimum per lane is 5 bowlers but max is 7. We pay per lane so the more bowlers per lane the more $ we raise for SAGA.

Can I come even if I don’t bowl?

ABSOLUTELY! We only pay for the lanes we use, so if you want to buy a ticket and just be a spectator or cheerleader for our bowlers and enjoy the food, drink & raffle prizes, COME ON DOWN!

 

Coin Up App

What if you could simply donate your spare change from everyday purchases to support the TACO Team? Well now you can, because there’s an app for that!

We haves partnered with a revolutionary mobile donation app called Coin Up. This short video explains why we think Coin Up is so awesome.

In just 3 Easy Steps your spare change can start to make a big impact:

1. Download the (free) Coin Up App from the Apple Store OR visit http://www.coinupapp.com
2. Select “Tucson Atheist Community Outreach Team” as your charity
3. Link your bank card & set a monthly limit

Coin Up rounds up each transaction to the nearest dollar and donates the “spare change” directly to the TACO Team every month. Your information is secure and encrypted with the highest level of bank-approved technology. And, you’re always in control of your Coin Up donations by setting your monthly limit.

Imagine thousands of friends like you donating even $5 a month in spare change from credit/debit card purchases. Together we can make real CHANGE for Atheists, Non-religious and secular people in Southern AZ! Download the Coin Up app today!

Thank you!

Jennifer Reeve

Founder & President, The TACO Team

Adulting 101 Class series!

Hey all, we are so happy to announce our Adulting 101 class series. For all those skills you wish you had learned earlier. Now you have the chance to get them! Here is our current schedule:

Adulting 101- Beginning Sewing part 1
04/08/2020 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Guild Mortgage conference room- 1600 N Kolb Rd Suite 118, Tucson, AZ

Adulting 101- Adult and Pediatric First aid/CPR/AED
04/12/2020 9:00am – 3:00pm
Guild Mortgage conference room- 1600 N Kolb Rd Suite 118, Tucson, AZ

Adulting 101- Mortgage Loans
04/14/2020 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Guild Mortgage conference room-1600 N Kolb Rd Suite 118, Tucson, AZ

Adulting 101- Beginning Crochet
04/16/2020 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Guild Mortgage conference room- 1600 N Kolb Rd Suite 118, Tucson, AZ

Adulting 101- Beginning Sewing part 2
04/22/2020 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Guild Mortgage conference room- 1600 N Kolb Rd Suite 118, Tucson, AZ

Click the links to sign up. Each class has a nominal class fee. We will be adding more classes soon!

2020 projected Budget

TACO Team Projected Budget (2020) 
Projected IncomeUSD 
Individual Donations1000
AZ Gives Day800
Donation Boxes100
Giving Tuesday200
Corporate Donations  
Roadhouse Cinemas100
Fry’s Community Rewards200
Amazon Smile50
Restaurant fundraisers200
Paypal Giving Fund20
Events and Fundraising 
Animal Food Bank drive351
FUNDrives200
Craft Fairs1800
Adulting Classes100
Wonder Woman Road House screening1185
Pride Bowl400
Comedy Night800
Tucson Meet Yourself300
T-shirt, Magnet sales300
Interest Earned1
Total Projected Income8107
 Projected ExpensesUSD
Programmatic Activities 
Payout to So AZ Animal Food Bank351
  Wonder Woman screening @ Road House585
  Payout to Emerge from Wonder Woman600
  Pay out to SAGA for Pride Bowl300
  Pay out to ? For  Comedy Night500
  Tucson Meet Yourself Booth250
Events and Fundraising 
Adulting Classes supplies, refreshments150
Craft Fair booth fees to So AZ Animal Food Bank200
Craft fair expenses100
Comedy Nights booker & headliner300
   Event advertising500
   T-shirt, sticker, magnet printing500
   Newsletter & mailing printing300
Overhead100
Website expenses400
   Quickbooks160
Total Projected Expenses5296

2019 Year End Fundraiser

2019 was a year of many changes. We hope 2020 will be our year of growth. We hope to add new members, provide more direct giving and services to our members and finally get a brick and mortar space to do the following:

  • Hold meetings where members would not feel obligated to purchase food to attend. Such as Grief Support, Book Group, secular addiction support groups, small discussion groups.
  • Have a separate room from the meeting room to provide childcare during meetings so more members can attend events.
  • Have a storage room to store donations for clothing or food drives.
  • Hold adult enrichment classes- learn new crafts, cooking skills, essential repair skills, financial literacy, civic engagement.
  • Bake sales or craft fairs
  • Fundraising events, comedy nights, speaking engagements, etc
  • Kitchen area for cooking classes, potlucks, regular community dinners open to public
  • Parking area large enough for members to park during events, space for food trucks, space for Produce on Wheels Without Waste distribution
Mock up of possible space.
Something like this could be ours!

Current rents for a building space such as this is between $1000-$3000/month.  Once we have the space the possibilities to raise funds will be much easier.

Please help us get closer to this dream. Donate here.

On our way there we will need smaller things as well.

  • An HP Laserjet Printer, $369.
  • Replacement cartridges, ~$200 x 4. 
  • Paper, envelopes, cardstock, ~$120
  • Quickbook accounting software 1 yr subscription, $75

Any amount will help us to our goal. Please donate and/or share our campaign and help us make Southern Arizona a safe, welcoming and supportive place for Atheists, Secularists, and Non-religious people.