Our Giving Saguaro fundraiser was a great success! We raised over $3800 to provide 20 families with $100 Visa gift cards, $65 in gifts from their wish lists, homemade treats, and because of some last-minute donations an extra $15 Amazon E-Gift card. Thank you so very much for all your donations!
TACO Team’s Holiday Fundraiser 2021- Completed!
We raised $2176 with the help of a matching donor! We were able to distribute 16 Gift cards, 15 Visa Gift cards and a last minute Target Gift card, along with a bunch of gifts, sweets, cookies, and homemade canned goodies! Thank you all for donating and making the season a little brighter for 16 families! We hope to do this again next year and hope you will help us make it even greater!
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!
Pet Food Drive for Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank!
Hey everyone we are collecting pet food for Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank! They deliver food and items to pet parents all over Southern Arizona and the shelves are a bit sparse lately.
Dog & Cat food (wet or dry)
Flea & tick products
Gift certificates for Spay/Neuter
You can bring items to any of our events or message us and we can arrange to meet you to pick them up.
Arizona Gives Day April 6th 2021
Invest in AZ! We’re excited to announce that The TACO Team is joining this year’s #AZGivesDay — a statewide, 24-hour online giving campaign. Please consider giving on April 6. You can also donate now through Early Giving at https://www.azgives.org/TACOTeam!