Northwest Branch: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s mission is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals… where one day, no healthy companion animal will be euthanized for lack of a home, for lack of space, or for lack of compassion. Since 1944, they’ve been working to save lives of the animals in our community, taking in over 13,000 lost and unwanted companion animals each year. Programs include spay and neuter, veterinary care, adoptions, anti-cruelty efforts, animal training, pet loss grief support, foster care, education programs, and more.
El Rio Branch: Devereux Arizona
Devereux Arizona, an operating branch of the Devereux Foundation, was established in Arizona in 1967 and began providing services in Pima County in 1997. Devereux’s mission is to change lives and nurture human potential. We inspire hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful life choices for children, adults and families struggling with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges brought on by abuse, neglect and/or mental illness. Devereux Arizona programs serving Pima County include regular and therapeutic foster care, respite, parent aide, a short-term residential home and a residential treatment center.
In Tucson, they train, license, and support foster families willing to provide loving homes for Arizona’s children in foster care. Because more than 16,000 Arizona children have been removed from their homes, the need has never been greater to recruit nurturing families. Foster children placed in homes arrive with nothing but the clothing on their backs. Devereux Arizona created a HOPE 4 Kids fund to help our foster families with basic and emergency items such as toothbrushes, formula, diapers, car seats, school supplies, etc. One hundred percent of the HOPE 4 Kids funds go directly toward helping the families they serve.
Sahuarita Supermarket Branch: Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank
The Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank is a facility that acquires, stores, and distributed 1,241,276 pounds of food to the community in 2010. The Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank strives to reduce the impact of chronic hunger through food distribution, advocacy, and nutrition education. Food assistance is provided to individuals, families, children and seniors who find themselves in need. Most of households served have at least one person working at least one job, but do not earn enough to sustain their families. For every $1.00 donated, $10.00 of food can be distributed, and more than 97¢ of every $1.00 donated goes directly into food assistance programs.
Marana Supermarket Branch: Marana Community Food Bank
They are a small food bank making a big impact on the community; providing food to more than 1,700 families (approximately 5,800 people) each month. Approximately 23% of those receiving food from the food bank are children 10 and under: another 28% are seniors. More and more recipients are also two-parent families where one or both parents have become unemployed in the last two years.