Tucson Federal announces Community Partnership fund recipients | Community Spirit
Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU) announced last week the selection of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson as recipient of their Third Annual $25,000 Community Partnership. In addition, TFCU granted a $10,000 award each to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson and the El Rio Health Center Foundation, bringing the 2013 total for the Community Partnership contribution to $45,000.
In order to be considered for the Community Partnership, the non-profits’ vision and goals must align with TFCU’s philosophy of supporting programs or events that directly benefit education, youth, or the Tucson community.
Tucson Federal Credit Union is presenting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson with its award this month. As the largest youth-serving organization of its kind, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has a current membership of more than 8,000 at-risk kids at its six local clubhouses.
The $25,000 Community Partnership will provide critical funding to the Roy Drachman, Jim and Vicki Click, and Holmes Tuttle Clubhouses, each of which has a membership of nearly 2,000 youth. The donation will also allow the organization to reintroduce its Arts and Crafts Program, which had been eliminated due to budget cuts.
As a first-time donation recipient Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is using its $10,000 award to support the one-to-one adult to child mentoring program; the need for which has grown by 15 percent in the last year. The El Rio Health Center Foundation, an additional recipient of a $10,000 award in 2013 and former recipient of the $25,000 award in 2011 and 2012, will use the donation to help complete their new Congress medical facility, including a named exam room in the diabetes clinic area; special sponsorship for their 12th Annual Gala; and support for their vital early childhood developmental program, “Reach Out and Read.”