TACO Team’s 3rd official Anniversary!

August marks our 3rd Anniversary as a 501c3 charity. Now when you’ve done your taxes you may have noticed that you are restricted on which charities you can claim a tax credit on for donations towards your Arizona taxes (Federal has no restrictions as long as it is a 501c3). 

There are 4 qualifications for a charity to be eligible for this: 

1. Be a 501c3 nonprofit (Check)

2. Must spend over 50% of budget providing services to qualifying populations ( people receiving TANF benefits, low-income residents, people with chronic illness or disability. (Not yet but possible in the future) 

3. Provide a statement that we plan to continue spending at least 50% of the budget on those people. (not yet but possible) 

4. “The organization provides a statement indicating it does not offer, pay for or provide coverage for abortions, and does not financially support any other entity that provides, pays for or provides coverage of abortions.” THIS is where we have a big freaking problem. 

In the before times pre-COVID, one of our most fun fundraisers was our Comedy Night benefitting the Abortion Fund of AZ. We were proud of every dollar we helped raise for them ($1,057!). And I can’t wait to be able to do another event for them. I also can’t wait until we are a big enough organization that we can help our members directly, including providing funds to them for whatever their needs, including abortions. Because Body autonomy is DAMN important to us. If that means we will never be eligible for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit, so be it. 

So today I am asking you to help us grow, help us get to where we can have a physical space, and offer programs to help our members. We took a hit last year because of Lockdown but we survived and we want to continue growing. We can only do this with you. Any amount is greatly welcomed, from $5 to $1000, we need your help to grow to be the preeminent Atheist organization in Southern Arizona that can help our members as well if not better than any religious organization helps their followers.

Please donate today!

TACO Team presents Atheist Comedy Night for Abortion Fund of AZ

Come out and have a drink and a laugh with a bunch of funny heathens! Featuring hilarious local comedians, Atheist Comedy Night will be so funny, you’ll be sure we’re all going to Hell. Our Master of Ceremonies, Don Lacey, is also the fearless leader of the Tucson Atheists. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm!

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance, or $15 at the door!

Line Up!

  • Roxy Merrari (Host & Producer)
  • Rebecca Tingley
  • Joe Tullar
  • Joel Martin
  • Kristine Levine
  • Olivia Grace

All proceeds benefit the Abortion Fund of Arizona. The Abortion Fund of Arizona works to ensure abortion access for Arizonans because we view the right to abortion as a fundamental human right, essential for equality, health, and dignity. They help offset the cost of safe and legal abortion for those who cannot afford one. Restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory, and these restrictions especially burden low-income patients. They oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion. They also seek to educate the public about abortion access in Arizona and connect all people in Arizona with resources they need to obtain abortion care.

We will have an awesome Raffle too!

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

Content-wise at least 18+, This is a Sports bar so if you want to buy alcohol you will need to be over 21 and have a valid ID.

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

Large parking lot available. Near bus routes.

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

It’s helpful! But we will have a list.

What can I bring into the event?

Cash for raffle tickets & goodies! Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds, It’s for Charity!