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

Holiday Fundraiser for Tucson 2nd Chance Community Bail Fund

DES has not returned our repeated emails regarding the Adopt-A-Family program so this year we decided to try something new! This year we will raise funds for Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund and help reunite families for the holidays. 

“The Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund (TSCCBF) was established to address the disproportionate impact of the cash bail system on communities of color and vulnerable populations here in Pima County. This effort is an outgrowth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Tucson’s May 2017 “Mama Bailout Campaign.” That campaign raised money to free mothers in jail as part of a national effort by BLM to raise awareness about the inequities and immorality of using cash bonds to secure the court appearance of defendants. The “Mama Bailout Campaign” was a success, and it helped illuminate the persistent and ongoing need for continued cash bail assistance initiatives here in Pima County. As a result, the Second Chance Bail Fund Coalition (made up of local lawyers, activists, and concerned citizens) was created to manage and facilitate the creation of TSCCBF, in an effort to help end the criminalization of poverty in Tucson.”

Make a direct donation for our fundraiser here. Fundraiser runs through midnight on December 21st.

We are hoping to have a bake sale/craft fair to aid our fundraising efforts, but need somewhere to host, if you have a place you can host us, please contact us today!

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.

 

Fry’s Community Rewards

We were approved for Fry’s Community Rewards program! Now every time you shop at Frys you can support us! Simply visit https://www.frysfood.com.

Log in to your Fry’s account and go to “My Account”,

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Then “Community Rewards” on the left-hand side,

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Then you can search for Tucson Atheist Community Outreach Team INC. either by name or WD550 and then click Enroll.

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New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a rewards card.

Then every time you shop at Fry’s they will donate a portion of what you spend to us!

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Yay!!!

Adopt-a-Family 2018

It’s that time again!

“The Adopt-A-Family program is part of the Department of Economic Security’s Division of Developmental Disabilities. Each holiday season we rely on the generosity of the Tucson Community to help families facing a difficult season due to financial challenges.

This year we have adopted 4 large families to help give them a good holiday season. I will post the family information and wish lists. You can either purchase gifts to donate or donate cash and we will purchase the gifts. We have to deliver the gifts to the DES office by Friday, December 14th. So the last event to bring gifts to is Atheist Pizza Night on Sunday, December 9th, otherwise, you will need to contact us to arrange delivery.

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Thank you to all who donated! Here we are loading up the 2nd carload for delivery!

Families:

Each family member also received a stocking handmade by Lydia Simon, and each family received a box of homemade fudge & cookies.

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