TFCUGives

We invite you to join the TFCU Gives Community Sponsorship Program. Organizations in Pima County can partner with us by requesting event sponsorships, monetary donations, volunteer support, and in-kind donations.

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Financial Education

Students

Welcome to the Financial Education page especially for students! Below you will find fun and educational websites about internet safety, saving, and more!

Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to know how credit unions work? Do you wonder what a teller or CEO does? Do you wish to know where money comes from? Do you have questions about how to save money?

If you are in the Piggy Bucks Club and have a money question, email Hamlet at hamlet@tucsonfcu.com.

If you are in the Smart Savers Club, email your money questions to smartsavers@tucsonfcu.com.

Be Safe Online

Onguard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

H.I.P Pocket Change

H.I.P Pocket Change™ is a fun and educational website provided by the U.S. Mint for our younger members. You can play games, enjoy cartoons, check out coin news, and be up-to-date on the big things happening at the US Mint. You can also travel the time machine to learn about the history of coins and dollars!

Kids.gov

Click here to visit The Official Kids’ Portal to the U.S. Government! Find other government-approved websites for students of all ages.

High School Education

TFCU has provided financial education to students in Pima County since 2002. This tradition continues with a focus on personal finance presentations geared to high school students. The menu of topics available includes:

Budgeting and Saving Money

Students create and compare budgets using real-life situations that affect young adults.

Understanding Credit

Students learn about credit, credit reporting agencies, credit reports, and the risks and benefits of using credit.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Robyn Austin at raustin@tucsonfcu.com or (520) 795-8520, ext. 7401.

Adult Education

Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU) provides no-cost personal finance presentations to adults in Pima County. The presentations are delivered on-site for non- and for-profit businesses and organizations. The presentations listed below can be delivered in English and in Spanish for groups of any size.

Financial Institutions: The Facts I Need to Know

Recognize the differences between banks and credit unions, understand the importance of establishing a relationship with a financial institution, and learn about financial services and products.

Budgeting

Learn to track spending and analyze a budget.

Managing Credit

Learn about credit reports, scores and how to improve your credit history.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Robyn Austin at raustin@tucsonfcu.com or (520) 795-8520, ext. 7401.

New Account Donation

We proudly support the Tucson community. With each new account opened at a TFCU branch, members may select one organization to support with a $3 donation paid for by TFCU.

New members will have four charities to choose from, including three core charities and one charity that’s unique to each branch. A total of ten charities receive TFCU donations as a result of this campaign. Cash donations can also be accepted.

Core Charities

Arizona Blind and Deaf Children's Foundation

Arizona Blind & Deaf Children’s Foundation invests in the future of Arizona’s blind and deaf children. Established in 2002, the Foundation began fulfilling this mission by supporting programs at Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Today, the Foundation is committed to ensuring that all of the 4,000-plus blind, deaf, low-vision, and hard-of-hearing children throughout the state have access to experiential learning in key areas that encompass, and expand upon traditional education. By focusing on these areas, the Foundation aims to prepare the young people it serves to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Comin' Home by CODAC

Comin’ Home by CODAC provides safe and affordable transitional housing and support services for Veterans experiencing homelessness. Conveniently located in central Tucson, Comin’ Home is a sober living community with apartment and duplex units and a tight-knit atmosphere. Residents can find camaraderie and comfort in knowing they are in a community with others who have proudly served our country.

More than just a roof, though, Comin’ Home provides a new life for Veterans through essential health care (including mental health and addiction treatment) and job skills training, as well as opportunities to participate in community activities and strengthen social skills, rebuild their finances, pay off debt, repair credit, and reconnect with family and friends. By focusing in these areas, Comin’ Home helps our nation’s heroes restore confidence and the gain independence they deserve.

Our Family Services

Our Family Services makes our community a better place to live, to grow up, and to grow older by helping people in every stage of life. Their New Beginnings programs help homeless children, youth and families into safe, stable housing and on to independent lives through street outreach, shelter and support, transitional housing and case management. Their Strong Communities programs help build a better community through counseling, mediation, education, services for older and disabled adults, and information and referral.

Branch-Specific Charities

Mid-Town Branch: Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF)
In 1985, a few concerned citizens decided to make a difference in the Tucson community’s response to HIV & AIDS. They formed the Tucson AIDS Project (TAP), followed shortly by the Shanti Foundation. In 1987, a group of people living with HIV/AIDS incorporated their grassroots advocacy efforts into the People with AIDS Coalition of Tucson, PACT for Life.

Working in concert, these three agencies created an array of services for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, meeting basic needs as well as more sophisticated ones, while simultaneously providing information and skill-building programs to help others prevent further infection.

In 1997, again responding to the needs of their clients and community, PACT, Shanti, and TAP merged under the name Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). SAAF continues the traditions of these organizations providing direct services and programs in safe, supportive environments that enhance the quality of life for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS; assisting people in avoiding HIV infection; and empowering people to lead healthy, productive lives. At the heart of our mission is the conviction that people living with HIV/AIDS have the right to determine what services they require.

Today, SAAF continues to be the only community-based organization in Southern Arizona providing case management and ancillary support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families including home-delivered meals, an on-site food pantry & housing. To stop the spread of HIV, SAAF also offers culturally appropriate prevention and education programs to reduce the rate of infection, and extensive trainings and opportunities for community members to fill critical support roles.

East Branch: Erik Hite Foundation
Including families who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty, the Erik Hite Foundation is exclusively for charitable, child care, and family outreach purposes. Moreover, the EHF has been established to solicit and re-distribute funds and/or goods to assist with the funding and undertaking of programs and activities designed to strengthen the services, organization, performance, competence, professionalism and morale of the Tucson Police Department of the City of Tucson and its commissioned and non-commissioned members.

West Branch: The Tucson Police Foundation
The Tucson Police Foundation, founded in 2003, is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to fostering public safety through community building, education, and outreach. In concert with the Tucson Police Department, the foundation works with a range of community safety advocates to develop and implement public safety and crime prevention programs.

Donations will directly benefit the men and women of the Tucson police department by providing them with critical life-saving equipment as well as training.

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.

Community Partnership

Tucson Federal Credit Union believes in partnering with nonprofit organizations that transform the lives of people in Pima County. We are currently in the process of reviewing our 2017 nominations. Thank you to all who applied.

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Team Make a Difference

Improving the community in which we serve is our top priority. In addition to corporate contributions, we donate hundreds of hours each year to worthy causes throughout Pima County.

Each year, every full-time Tucson Federal Credit Union employee is granted eight hours of paid volunteer time to use at the local non-profit organization of their choosing. Many go above and beyond this call, serving as advocates for volunteerism in our community; they’re known as TFCU’s Team Make a Difference.

Whether it’s caring for shelter animals, building houses, assisting at toy and food drives, or being positive role models for at risk children, TFCU employees make great things happen! See below for our latest year to date volunteerism totals.

TFCU Employee Volunteer Hours
Year
2015 2014
Number of TFCU Paid Hours 367 532.25
Number of Unpaid Hours 2077 1,742.75
Total Hours 2,444 2,275
Number of Employees Who Volunteered 75 62
Number of Organizations Served 109 113

 

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