Giving Tuesday Now- May 5th, 2020

Giving back isn’t cancelled. On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re sharing ways you can express generosity right from your own home.

1. Donate to our Food Bank fundraiser- https://donate.communityfoodbank.org/TheTACOTeam

2. Send cards to friends & family (supporting USPS at same time).

3. Use sidewalk chalk to share gratitude and hopeful messages with your neighbors.

4. donate to help us continue to thrive through this crisis- www.thetacoteam.org/donate

5. Volunteer to do shopping for vulnerable friends/family (if you are able).

6. Join us for our regular online meetings- Facebook, MeetUp

7. Order a meal from a local restaurant for take out or delivery- try to call/order direct instead of using an app as they retain more of the funds.

8. Sign up for our Fry’s Community Rewards program to donate to us with every grocery trip!

9. Buy gift certificates from your favorite local shops- 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson

10. Add us as your Amazon Smile charity! Whenever you order essentials from Amazon you can earn us a donation.

11. Paint some kindness rocks to hide in your neighborhood or just your front yard, join Hide Tucson Rocks

12. Join Coin Up to earn us regular donations whenever you shop!

13. Bake bread or goodies for your friends or family and deliver to their doorsteps! Use safe practices.

14. Recommend good books, movies or binge-worthy shows to us and your friends to help pass the time!

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. 

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!