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. 

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!

TACO Team Cookbook!

Hey! Instead of a yearly calendar, we decided to do a cookbook instead. So please if you have any recipes you would like to donate, either family recipes or your own intellectual property, please email it and any photos you have to us at jennifer@thetacoteam.org. Once we have enough we will put it together and put it up for sale!!

 

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!

 

Spring Cleaning Drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters of So AZ

From March 20th to April 20th we will be collecting Clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes & linens for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. This will help them and they will pay us a per pound of the items we donate. Win- WIn! Items can be donated at my office at 6444 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Outside those hours you can bring them to any event on our calendar or contact us to arrange something. So turn on the Netflix watch some Marie Kondo and ask yourself, “Does it spark joy?” If not donate it to us! For other items, hold on, for now, we are hoping to do a Yard Sale in April, but I don’t have space to warehouse stuff yet.