Hi everyone, we were planning to do a Food Drive for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in April, originally because of the cuts to SNAP benefits, now it is needed exponentially more due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent unemployment rise. They are not accepting physical donations currently so an online donation drive is the best bet and will do the most good anyway. If you are able to give, please do so, if not please share. These donations go straight to the Community Food Bank so they can make use of them ASAP.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
- 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!