Here are some of our favorite charities located in Tucson, AZ. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Sharing stories changes lives, especially young lives
The mission of Make Way for Books is to give all children the chance to read and succeed. In 1998, Make Way for Books' founder Dr. Mary Jan Bancroft answered a newspaper listing to read to four-year-olds at a preschool in Tucson. Mary Jan found that this center did not have age-appropriate, quality picture books. Deciding to explore this need further, Mary Jan found that most of the childcare centers serving economically-disadvantaged children had few to zero quality books for young children. That same year, Mary Jan founded Make Way for Books (MWFB) to meet this incredible need and began providing books to under-resourced sites and offering early literacy workshops for educators and parents. Today, MWFB has provided services to nearly 300 preschools and childcare centers. Each year, MWFB serves more than 30,000 children and families and 700 educators.
Working in the marketplace with Him
Since 1930, CBMC (Christian Business Men's Committee) International has been used by God to reach leaders in the global marketplace, perhaps the most difficult mission field in the world. We are an international network of business and professional persons who are actively engaged in ministry to reach the influencers of the world's nations and cultures. CBMC International has grown to an active global ministry on six continents in more than 80 countries. CBMC International serves and supports those national ministries by equipping and engaging key leaders in the organization.
The oldest and largest no kill nonprofit animal welfare organization in Southern Arizona.
Our mission:Acting with compassion and responsible stewardship through innovative programs that serve pets and the people who love them.Our vision:A community in which all pets are cared for and loved.
Great Futures Start Here
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide building-centered programs, professional staff and a safe environment to assist youth in developing self-esteem, values and skills. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has been in the forefront of youth development in Tucson for over fifty years. In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson served over 6,000 youth at six clubhouses located throughout Tucson. Our programs are offered year-round and are safe, fun and affordable for all youth. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson offers programs that have been nationally field-tested and developed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and are proven to be successful in helping youth develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. We offer nearly 40 programs.
Educating homeless teens, investing in Arizona's future!
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth throughout Southern Arizona. The youth we serve are in grades 6-12 (up to age 21) and have been abandoned through no fault of their own. Students are enrolled in Pima County public schools - including charter and alternative schools - and are motivated to obtain their high school diplomas despite personal and financial hardship. YOTO provides these tenacious young people with financial assistance, basic needs, and guidance as they work towards their high school graduation.
Working towards prevention since 1993
Founded in 1993, the mission of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is to reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. For almost 20 years, the ARPF has been on the leading edge by researching, advocating, and educating about a holistic approach to preventing memory loss and Alzheimer's.
To support, advocate for, and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo.
The mission of the Reid Park Zoological Society is "To support, advocate for, and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo for the community." The Reid Park Zoological Society provides support for the Reid Park Zoo, enabling over 585,000 visitors to view wildlife in natural settings. We provided support for onsite education programs, outreach, and teacher workshops related to life science, environmental education, and conservation reaching approximately 1,200 teachers and 36,000 students last year.
Giving a hand up, not a hand out
Founded in 1980, Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of poverty housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out. Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We accomplish our mission by building and rehabilitating homes in partnership with the community and with low-income families. We value inclusiveness and win/win partnerships, respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to deliver a strong return on the community's investment in our work.Our Mission:Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Embrace Enlighten Empower
The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tucson Inc., operating as Hands of Hope Tucson, provides emotional, physical and spiritual support for pregnant women in crisis. The Hands of Hope Tucson is a Christ-Centered Ministry dedicated to protecting the unborn; providing for those facing crisis pregnancies and post abortion trauma; and promoting sexual abstinence until marriage. We provide pregnancy testing and counseling on abortion alternatives, maternal support (including clothes, furniture, and layette items), and child care. Our foundational values are a belief in the sanctity of human life; the dignity of women and motherhood; the irreplaceable value of fatherhood, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the soundness of sexual purity, marriage and family.
Providing a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona exists to provide a home-away-from-home for families who have traveled to Tucson seeking medical treatment for their children. More than just a place to sleep, Ronald McDonald House provides a warm, safe, and comfortable environment for families who are caring for seriously ill children. The Tucson Ronald McDonald House opened on February 14, 1981. Ronald McDonald Family Room at Diamond Children's Medical Center, our two Caring Carts and the family shuttle extend our care and comfort to families both near and far. We are here to keep families close.