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Nonprofit provides haven for women seeking recovery from substance abuse

Tucson has its very own haven just for women struggling with substance use disorders and mental health challenges. The nonprofit, The Haven, has been providing woman-focused recovery for 51 years with an exponential impact on the community. “Keep in mind that for every woman who we help, about four other...
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Tucson Jazz Festival announces 2022 lineup

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival released the lineup for its 2022 events on Saturday, July 24 at a special event at the Rialto Theater that evening. The festival, which is returning after a two-year-hiatus, will include eight mainstage acts from around the world...
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Free back-to-school supplies for Tucson teachers

Tucson teachers can pick up a free school-supply kit at Monsoons Tap and Grill, 6781 N. Thornydale Road, on Wednesday, July 28. The event, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., is part of Four Peaks Brewing Co.’s 11th annual Four Peaks For Teachers campaign, which is raising funds to distribute school supply kits to 10,000 teachers in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.
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Kicks4Kids reaches $400,000 mark

Kicks4Kids began as a project to provide 500 tennis shoes to my own students at Rio Vista Elementary several years ago but it has grown into a program that has now spread across six school districts with over 16,500 pairs (over $400,000 worth) collected and distributed to low-income students. It is the most successful program of its kind.
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Giving Back in Southern Arizona

Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour: The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour donated $1,000 each to the Community Food Bank, Casa Alitas, Youth On Their Own, Literacy Connects, Assistance League and Himmel Park Public Library. The Phi Beta Kappa Association: The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Greater Tucson has...
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New program aims to help house the homeless in Tucson

A former nunnery turned halfway house will soon provide a housing bridge for people who are homeless. The city of Tucson recently bought Desert Cove Country Club, 1835 W. Anklam Road, for $1.2 million with federal pandemic relief funds. “We felt that this property would be a good site for...
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Transitional housing project in Tucson to offer LGBTQ+ youth stability

A local transitional housing site is helping to address homelessness in Southern Arizona, assisting one of the most marginalized groups of homeless individuals: LGBTQ+ youth. Bread & Roses is the first crisis transitional housing site in Pima County dedicated to providing homeless LGBTQ+ youth, from the ages of 18 to 24, a safe and welcoming place to stay while providing resources and services to help keep them permanently off the streets.
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Jeff Petrovic

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has announced that it has promoted Jeff Petrovic, former senior VP of philanthropy, to Chief Development Officer. Petrovic graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in finance and is the former area director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is also a 2020 graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership program at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
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Cathey's Sew and Vac celebrates Christmas in July

Call 721-4000 for more information or to register for a Sit N’ Sew Day! To visit their website, click here. This year’s Christmas in July is a new format and features a completely customized one-day program by Floriani tailored to the creation of two different projects benefitting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)! During the Sit N' Sew days, attendees will create much needed Kitty Cat Crate Pads that will be donated to the HSSA and pet bandanas with Floriani Educator, Kathi Quinn. Pick your day of the week - Monday, July 26th – Friday, July 30th!

Salvation Army Tucson seeking donations, volunteers for cooling stations project

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Salvation Army Tucson is in need of water, heat relief donations and volunteers a part of the Indoor Summer Cooling Stations Project. The project provides relief for the community in safe indoor environments and reduces the risk of exposure, dehydration, heart stroke, and other health risks association with the desert.
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Longtime Tucson educator, human rights activist Ray Davies dies

Ray Davies spent his life committed to education and human rights in Tucson. Following his death earlier this month, the 93-year-old is remembered fondly for his work. “He was just a genuine, amazing, caring, kind, generous person who did a lot for the community,” said Sally Trattner, who worked with Davies at the Educational Enrichment Foundation for 20 years, 10 of which she served as the executive director.
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Letters to the Editor July 21

We call on President Joe Biden, Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, and Arizona representatives to prioritize climate needs for the good of our state and nation. Anything less than serious action will lay the economic, climatic and social burdens of massive climatic disruption on middle class Americans for the next several decades.