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

NAMI Southern Arizona

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Southern Arizona is a non-profit, grassroots organization providing no-cost advocacy, education, and support to all those affected by mental illnesses. NAMI devotes its efforts to:

Educating individuals with mental illness, their family members and the public. NAMI of Southern Arizona’s ongoing goals are to overcome the ignorance, misinformation, misconceptions and apathy that prevent true understanding and meaningful help from reaching persons with serious mental illness.

Advocating for services to which individuals with a mental illness may be entitled and for legislation and funding of programs that will ensure quality community care, housing and services for people with mental illness.

Providing Support individually and in group meetings for all those affected by mental illness.

It is our hope that no one walks the path of mental illness alone.

 

Literacy Connects

Literacy Connects’ mission is to connect people of all ages to a world of opportunity through literacy and creative expression. The mission is carried out by offering a wide range of free learning opportunities from birth through adulthood – from reading to computer skills, to English acquisition and artistic self-expression.

Literacy Connects serves children and adults through literacy programming that provides solutions to many of society’s most persistent problems. From reducing unemployment and poverty to increasing economic growth and opportunity, literacy is fundamental to a better future for everyone.

Old Pueblo Community Services

When people face homelessness, Old Pueblo Community Services offers housing, counseling and support services to help them transform their lives.  We provide outreach to veterans and civilians facing homelessness, those living on the streets or being released from institutions without a residence.  OPCS offers safe housing infused with a continuum of supportive services – case management, addiction and behavioral health counseling, employment coaching and life skills workshops.

OPCS adheres to the Housing First model, knowing that people cannot improve their mental health on the streets and that housing is the first solution to ending chronic homelessness.  In the words of Mike Varney, President and CEO of the Metro Chamber, “It is impossible for a community to be successful [and healthy] unless all of its residents succeed.”  Please join us in our efforts to end homelessness together.

Branch-Specific Charities

Mid-Town Branch: Tucson Police Foundation
The Tucson Police Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization established in 2003. TIN 20-0559408. We are a successful broad based community non-profit that raises public awareness and money to support the needs of our Tucson Police Officers. Our achievements are attributed to the expertise of our dedicated volunteer board members who strongly believe in supporting our Tucson Police Officers. The Police Foundation aims to ensure a sustainable financial model by presenting community events and programs, building corporate partnerships, and acquiring grants. As a result, we help the Tucson Police Department increase officer safety, provide equipment and technology to reduce crime, generate better community relations and assist the Tucson Police Department’s mission to protect and serve the citizens of Tucson.

The role of the Police Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or reduce in any way the responsibility of the City to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as law enforcement tasks become more complex, the Tucson Police Department has increasing needs to stay current in obtaining ongoing officer training, technical equipment and software upgrades and creating engaging partnership efforts with the community.

The Police Foundation continues its mission to raise money and provide items such as: replacement bullet proof vests, technology and software upgrades, new K9 service dogs, vehicle heat sensors and alarms for the K9 unit and bicycles for community policing unit. We want our Tucson Police Officers to be better trained, better equipped and better supported than the criminals who threaten our communities, businesses and children

East Branch: Arizona Oncology Foundation
Mission Statement: To provide supportive services to those whose lives are touched by cancer.

There is much more to cancer and cancer-care than the obvious medical needs. When a person is diagnosed with cancer their life is changed forever. The emotional, financial and psycho-social aspects of cancer can sometimes be harder and longer lasting than the disease itself. Frequently, patients and everyone close to them are thrown into a state of tremendous anxiousness and uncertainty. Today, more patients “partner” with their doctors and are instrumental in their treatment and long term health plan so they need to learn about cancer treatment, side effects, survivorship and coping with this disease longer. When someone “beats” cancer, often the worry about when and/or how it will come back lingers. This, along with a wide range of other struggles and anxieties often affect patients and their loved ones; therefore all programs and services at Arizona Oncology Foundation (AOF) are open to any of them.

Leaving the traditional medical cancer treatment up to the oncologists, AOF focuses on the imperative complementary supportive needs and resources. Having them can ease the cancer journey for those who must travel its road. We provide programs and services that target the emotional, social, and educational aspects of cancer and cancer-care, along with integrative pain management and anxiety reducing programs. Through two resource centers and other outreach programs within the community, AOF provides FREE and low cost services. Carefully vetted licensed, oncology specific, trained practitioners, facilitators and volunteers provide the programs and services including education, resource libraries, young adult programming, gas cards, integrative therapies, movement classes, meditation instruction, nutrition counseling and support groups.

West Branch: Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action. SAAF provides services to people living with HIV & AIDS as well as their immediate family members, including: Food, housing, support groups and comprehensive case management.

We also provide prevention and education programs to populations at-risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and those affected by stigma. In 2014, SAAF took over operations of Wingspan, southern Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center. Today, SAAF also offers an array of services for this population, as well. Visit us on the web at www.saaf.org.

Northwest Branch: Children’s Museum Tucson
Celebrating 31 years of play in 2017, Children’s Museum Tucson (CMT) is the only educational resource of its kind, devoted to children, in all of Southern Arizona. In 2015, CMT opened our first satellite location, Children’s Museum Oro Valley (CMOV), to meet the demand for wider community representation. The Tucson location defines our audience as children in early childhood, from infancy through elementary school age, while the Oro Valley location is exclusive to pre-k children, including ages 0 – 5. The mission of the Children’s Museum Tucson | Oro Valley is to provide fun, play-based, hands-on learning experiences for children and families, inspiring them to reach their full potential. To fulfill this mission, our education plan incorporates a variety of programs to serve families with strategic focus on accessibility.

Current programs include Early Childhood Education programs centered on school readiness and the development of social and emotional skills, as well as elementary-age programs tied to state academic standards designed to complement school curriculum. We offer year-long out-of-school programs, educational week-long camps, daily and weekly arts programs, community outreach and professional development workshops for educators.

El Rio Branch: Intermountain Academy
At Intermountain Academy we are meeting the needs of some of our communities’ most vulnerable children, those diagnosed with autism. This is the nation’s fastest growing developmental disability with 1 in 68 children being diagnosed in Arizona. Not only is there a lack of schools in Southern Arizona designed for those on the autism spectrum, but many of our typical schools simply cannot accommodate children who present with lower skill levels and more challenging behaviors and needs. Intermountain Academy is different.

The Academy utilizes innovative educational programming that combines developmentally appropriate academics with basic life skills such as toileting, dressing, personal safety, and access to the community. We honor the dignity of children with autism and provide them with what they need to reach their full potential. Due to its success the Academy has doubled in size since its opening and there are now over 125 students on the waiting list.

Sahuarita Supermarket Branch: Community Food Bank in Green Valley
The Community Food Bank in Green Valley has proudly served our neighbors for 32 years. And with the support of our caring community—volunteers, donors, and community partners—we will continue to serve our neighbors in Green Valley for as long as we are needed.

Marana Supermarket Branch:  Community Food Bank in Marana
The Community Food Bank in Marana has served our neighbors in the Marana area, Rillito, Cortaro and Twin Peaks area for over 10 years. We’re grateful to our volunteers, donors, and community partners for making our work possible.

Community Partnership

Tucson Federal Credit Union believes in partnering with nonprofit organizations that transform the lives of people in Pima County. We’re thrilled to announce our 7th Annual Community Partnership Award recipients!

2017 Winners

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
2016 2015
Number of TFCU Paid Hours 674.75 367
Number of Unpaid Hours 1689.5 2077
Total Hours 2364.25 2,444
Number of Employees Who Volunteered 84 75
Number of Organizations Served 105 109

 

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