Tucson Federal Credit Union awarded three charities a total of $45,000 on March 12th, 2019. TFCU sets aside this money to pay it forward through TFCU Gives, a program that allows nonprofits to apply for grants. President/CEO Susan Stansberry said, “Giving back to the community is at the heart of our mission. We are here to make Pima County a better place.”
TFCU Gives funds local organizations whose charitable missions transform lives of people in need, where a direct impact of the donation can be measured, and the money stays in our community. In 2019, Old Pueblo Community Services received the largest donation of $25,000 and Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona and Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona received $10,000 each.
Check Donation Ceremony
About the TFCU Gives Recipients
Old Pueblo Community Services offers counseling, housing, and support services to those reentering society from military service, incarceration, substance dependency, and homelessness. In years past, OPCS has served an average of 500 people annually. TFCU selected OPCS to receive $25,000 to support the Community Home Fund, which provides financial relief for people who are unable to secure affordable housing.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona takes in families who travel to Tucson to receive medical services for their children. Last year more than 550 families called this House their home while their children or loved ones were hospitalized. More than 700 meals were prepared for these families. TFCU’s $10,000 donation will aid their kitchen and dining room remodel project.
Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona delivers more than 100,000 meals annually to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. TFCU’s $10,000 donation will fund meal preparation that enables people to remain in their homes. This keeps them out of assisted living communities, saves their families from economic hardship, and reduces the risk of homelessness.