A Campaign for Community Giving
Thank you to all who participated in this year's campaign from October 2 to November 10!
Your engagement has made a meaningful impact. While this campaign has concluded, we appreciate your support and encourage you to stay tuned for next year's initiative. Join us again as we continue to pay it forward and make a difference in our community. Be on the lookout for the upcoming campaign, and let's work together to support charitable causes and contribute to positive change. Stay connected for more opportunities to give back and get involved!
Introducing our Honorary Chairs
Hope Noriega is an enrollment counselor serving as honorary co-chair for the 2023-2024 year due to her passion for community. She was nominated and selected by UA Cares ambassadors to lead this year's efforts due to her service with a local nonprofit called Lutheran Social Services, where she volunteers to assist refugees relocating to the Tucson area. Hope was also recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year by an international association of educators and she looks forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming service projects.
Use this QR code to launch an AR video message from Hope. First, use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code. Then allow the platform access to camera, mic and gyroscope if asked. Scan the floor, so the app knows where to place the hologram. Finally, tap the screen to place the hologram.
Dr. Brian Mayer
Dr. Brian Mayer is a distinguished Professor of Sociology and Associate Professor of Public Health and proudly serves as honorary co-chair of UA Cares for the 2023-2024 academic year. He is deeply driven by a commitment to community service and was selected to lead this year's efforts because of his work to alleviate poverty in Tucson. Dr. Mayer leads the Poverty in Tucson Project where he empowers undergraduates to engage in field work to understand the causes of poverty and he also volunteers his time as a board member of Habitat for Humanity Tucson. He hopes you'll consider enrolling in a payroll deduction for the charity of your choice this year.
Use this QR code to launch an AR video message from Dr. Mayer. First, use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code. Then allow the platform access to camera, mic and gyroscope if asked. Scan the floor, so the app knows where to place the hologram. Finally, tap the screen to place the hologram.
Bear Down, Step Up
Important 2023 Dates:
Celebrate the Givers
Saturday, September 30th, Join us at the University of Arizona Stadium for a game-day experience. The Wildcats Football Team will be playing against the Washington State Huskies. Thanks to the Athletics Department providing complimentary game tickets, we can honor the hard work of the UA Cares ambassadors.
Thursday, September 28th (3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Join us for the 2023 UA Cares Campaign kickoff at the Arizona Sands Club. Nonprofits booths from the community will be present to provide information on their activities so that ambassadors can better understand the causes to support this year. Be sure to RSVP here.
United Way Days of Caring
Friday, October 20th to Saturday, October 21st, Join us for Arizona's single largest community volunteer event! Days of Caring brings together thousands of volunteers like you to roll up their sleeves and improve our community one project at a time! See a list of exciting projects that you can get involved with below.
Questions and decisions about charitable giving for tax purposes should be directed to your tax professional. Nothing on UAccess or the UA Cares website is intended to offer tax advice.
Yes! Please utilize our UA Cares Communicators Kit to find the following:
- A list of UA Cares Ambassadors
- Example language to use for email invites
- A flyer to help recruit ambassadors
- A list of impact statements from charities that could use your help
- A flyer to post in your department about the campaign
- A set of slides to use in department meetings
Giving Opportunities Spotlight
“A $5 recurring payroll deduction to the Primavera Foundation could provide 10 nights of emergency shelter, while a $15 deduction could provide 30 nights of emergency shelter, or half of the monthly rent for a family of four.”
A $5 recurring payroll deduction to the El Rio Foundation could cover the cost of supplies to provide wound care to 108 unsheltered people living on the streets, while a $15 deduction would cover the cost to actually provide that care to 108 people per month living in homeless camps and shelters.
A $5 recurring payroll deduction to the Campus Pantry could provide students with one week of groceries, while a $15 deduction could provide milk for 6 students.
A $5 recurring payroll deduction to the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona could feed 3 families with young children experiencing a loss of income or benefits for 1 week, while a $15 deduction could feed 3 families with young children experiencing a loss of income or benefits for 1 month.
A $5 payroll deduction to the Employee Emergency Fund could pay the electric bill for a colleague in need, while a $15 deduction could help a struggling colleague pay their mortgage for 1 month.
UA Cares Service Projects Overview:
Our UA Cares Ambassadors had a blast during the 2023 Days of Caring service projects. Even though this year's event has wrapped up, we hope to see you sign up and join the fun next year. In the meantime, explore the array of ongoing community volunteer opportunities the United Way provides and stay tuned for updates on future UA Cares initiatives.
Participate in Arizona's largest community service event!
While this year's event has concluded, we're already preparing for next year. UA Cares ambassadors will be leading various service projects, and we invite you to join us. Past project categories included Animal Welfare, School Gardens, and Community Clean Up. Stay tuned for updates on next year's UA Cares initiatives. We can't wait to have you on board for the upcoming event!