Friends of PACC among more than 1,000 non-profits registered for Arizona Gives Day

Erin Christiansen will be live from PACC facility at 5 and 6 p.m. today

Friends of PACC among more than 1,000 non-profits registered for Arizona Gives Day
Tuesday, April 6 is the Arizona Gives Day for 2021. (Source: Arizona Gives Day)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Friends of PACC is one of more than 1,000 non-profits registered for Arizona Gives Day, which is Tuesday, April 6.

Arizona Gives Day is an annual drive to help organizations across the state.

The groups need your help this year more than ever before. According to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, non-profits lost more than $91 million during the pandemic.

A spot of good news is Arizona extended to May 17 the deadline for making charitable donations and claiming tax credits. The Arizona Department of Revenue keeps a list of non-profits that are certified charities and assigns each a five-digit code for tax forms. You can see the full list HERE.

The mission of Friends of PACC is to support the work of Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need. They said their vision is to make sure “every pet who comes to PACC is supported with the resources needed to find a loving home.”

Last year, the group raised enough to buy a new ultrasound machine, which is being used daily. This year, Friends of PACC is saluting PACC Fosters, which stepped up during the pandemic helping to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on homeless animals.

“The need for animal fostering is even greater than before,” Friends of PACC said in a news release. “Fosters are proving to be major difference-makers for the health and well-being of homeless pets. PACC has unleashed a series of ground-breaking fostering programs that are delivering amazing outcomes for animals, including safety net, medical, and neo-natal fostering, to name a few.”

The group is hoping to raise $75,000 this year.

KOLD News 13′s Erin Christiansen will be live at PACC during our 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on Tuesday. You can watch it live at or on our OTT and news apps. An unnamed donor has agreed to match all donations, up to $3,500, made during Erin’s visit.

The same donor also matched up to $4,000 donations earlier in the day.

You can also help by sharing PACC and Friends of PACC Facebook and Instagram posts and stories throughout the day. The more people that know, the more people that support.

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Below are just some of the groups in need of help. You can see the full list by county by clicking on the following: Pima County, Cochise County, Graham County, Santa Cruz County and Pinal County.

Many Mouths One Stomach is a Tucson-based collective of artists, teachers and community activists who create, inspire, and manifest modern festal culture: the expression of core human needs through public celebration and ceremony. The All Souls Procession, our primary event, fulfills the need to mourn, reflect on, and celebrate the universal experience of death and grief. Our events reclaim public space through art and blur the line between participant and observer, ritual and performance.

The 100 Club of Arizona provides financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. They also provide resources to protect our officers and firefighters.

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The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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The Amphi Foundation promotes academic excellence through the expansion of resources that enrich the education, development and well-being of the students in the Amphitheater Public School District.

The Arivaca Fire District Auxiliary is dedicated to raising funds to support the firefighters and medical personnel of the Arivaca Fire District Fire Station. Money raised enables the purchase of items that are not funded or are underfunded, in the Fire District Budget. The Auxiliary provides money for fire station and emergency vehicle operating expenses, required education and certification programs, and uniforms.

The mission of the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation is to provide advocacy, sustained funding support and increased opportunities for all 4-H youth and adult volunteers in Arizona.

The Arizona Oncology Foundation provides support services to those whose lives are touched by cancer.

The mission of the Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s mission is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.

The ATC creates world-class theatre about what it means to be alive today - inspiring curiosity and creativity, sparking empathy and joy - bringing all Arizonans together.

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Ballet Tucson provides artistry of the highest quality through professional performance, education, and community outreach.

The mission of Ben’s Bells Projects is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide young people in Tucson, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.

The Catalina Council prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and law.

Casa de los Niños promotes child well-being and family stability in the Tucson community.

The CASA Support Council for Pima County (CSCPC) is a 501 (c)(3) all-volunteer Board whose role is to support the CASA program, the CASA advocate volunteers and CASA children.

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The Center For Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

The Catalina Foothills High School Band Boosters provide financial, physical, and emotional support for the music education activities of the Foothills Falcon Band.

Cody’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of people in need and their animals by providing pet food and critical pet supplies to all individuals and families in need along with human service agencies, animal rescue groups and shelters in Arizona, ensuring that those in poverty will never have to forgo a meal in order to provide for their pet, their family.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona responds to the root causes of hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in poverty. Our mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.

The group builds community gardens where Tucsonans grow food, work and learn together, and nurture well-being in our communities.

KTDT 99.1FM has been rocking locally and streaming globally since 2015. We serve the community by playing local and international artists who don’t receive corporate airplay.

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse provides the opportunity to create, sustain, and celebrate a life free from abuse.

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Foster Arizona’s vision is that every child in Arizona’s foster care system will be empowered, supported, and have the opportunity to enrich their lives through intentional community connections. Our mission is to educate, empower and encourage Arizonans to have a positive impact on the lives of kids in foster care.

The historic Fox Tucson Theatre enriches the community by providing a venue for extraordinary events and programs that excite, entertain, educate and engage our whole community.

Friends of Saguaro National Park helps protect wildlife and habitat, preserve cultural resources, promote environmental education, improve recreational trails, enhance visitor experiences, and build environmental stewardship at Saguaro National Park.

Friends of the Pima County Public Library is a group of avid library advocates dedicated to supporting and enhancing Library services and programs. Specifically, our mission is to support the library and promote literacy, raise funds to enhance library services and programs, encourage community involvement, promote love of reading and love of learning, and re-circulate materials in environmentally responsible ways.

GAP Ministries provide help to children, healing to families and hope to the community.

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The Girl Scouts Of Southern Arizona build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We believe that when girls succeed, so does society.

Gospel Rescue Mission is more than meals and a shelter; we offer the opportunity for a new life to the least, last, and lost in our community through recovery addiction, employment, and housing programs.

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The Goodwill of Southern Arizona provides jobs and training for people to gain skills and achieve independence.

The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation assesses and responds to unmet needs of the greater Tucson firefighter community by facilitating access to health and wellness resources, while recognizing Firefighting/EMS heritage and culture.

The Green Valley Firefighters Foundation supports the Green Valley Fire District.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s mission is to create a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

The HOPE Animal Shelter’s mission is to reduce the suffering of homeless cats and dogs by providing them a compassionate and enriching environment, appropriate medical care and loving permanent homes.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is the oldest and largest nonprofit in Southern Arizona serving pets and the people who love them.

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Interfaith Community Services

The Interfaith Community Services’ mission is to help people in need achieve stable, healthy and independent lives.

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Junior League Of Tucson

The Junior League of Tucson is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

KXCI Community Radio

KXCI connects the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other and to the world with informative, engaging and creative community-based programming.

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Literacy Connects

Literacy Connects is a Tucson nonprofit connecting people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression.

Living Streets Alliance

The Living Streets Alliance advocates for a thriving Tucson by creating great streets for all of us. We envision streets as living public spaces that connect people to places and to each other.

Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona is building opportunities throughout the state. Our vision is an Arizona economy that is sustainable, resilient, and celebratory of diverse cultures. To achieve this vision, Local First Arizona focuses on a wide range of strategic initiatives that target systems of inequity and build prosperity for all Arizonans.

Loft Cinema, Inc.

Loft Cinema’s mission is to build the community by celebrating the art and diversity of film.

Make-A-Wish Arizona

Make-A-Wish Arizona creates life-changing wishes for Arizona children with critical illnesses.

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March Of Dimes

March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. March of Dimes is a champion for families, focusing on communities with the greatest need and fighting for the best possible care for all moms and babies.

Mobile Meals Of Southern Arizona

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona’s mission is to deliver nutritious meals to people in Southern Arizona through a network of caring individuals.

NAMI Southern Arizona

NAMI Southern Arizona fights to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness.

Native Seeds/S.E.A.R.C.H.

Native Seeds/SEARCH seeks to find, protect, and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world. We have been conserving nearly 2,000 varieties of heirloom seeds and promoting food security in the Southwest for over 38 years.

Our Family Services

Our Family Services works to eliminate homelessness and strengthen our community.

Pima Council On Aging

The Pima Council on Aging’s mission is to promote dignity and respect for aging, and to advocate for independence in the lives of Pima County’s older adults and their families now and for generations to come.

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Pima Paws For Life

Pima Paws for Life works to give hope to hundreds of dogs and cats with no hope left.

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Reid Park Zoological Society

The mission of Reid Park Zoological Society is to support and enhance Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo value for the community.

Rialto Theatre Foundation

The Rialto Theatre Foundation is dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.

Rincon/University Marching Band Association

The association supports the marching band at Rincon/University High.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Arizona

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona finds, creates and supports programs that directly benefit the health and well-being of children and their families.

Sahuarita Food Bank

The Sahuarita Food Bank strives to meet the nutritional needs of the hungry through the acquisition and distribution of healthy food. In collaboration with community partners and clients, we also address the causes of hunger through education, workforce development, coaching and other human services.

Special Olympics Arizona

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank works to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

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The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter

The group advocates for animal rights and ending the euthanasia of at-risk felines through protection, adoption and sanctuary.

The Mission of the Mini Time Machine Museum is to preserve and advance the art of miniatures for the education and enjoyment of the public.

The Salvation Army of Arizona

The Salvation Army serves those in need in Arizona.

Therapeutic Riding Of Tucson

TROT’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs and veterans using equine-assisted activities and therapies to improve physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

Tucson Alliance For Autism

To promote community awareness and provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); to educate and support professionals and families on ASD-related issues; to support and provide resources for families; to stimulate research and represent the best interests of the autism community in Tucson and its surrounding areas.

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

Founded in 1939, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the community an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music.

Tucson Audubon Society

Tucson Audubon works to inspire people to enjoy and protect birds through recreation, education, conservation, and restoration of the environment upon which we all depend.

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Tucson Botanical Gardens

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson. It connects people with plants and nature through art, science, history, and culture.

Tucson Jazz Fest

Our mission is to influence the discovery and celebration of live jazz performance and music education through community engagement anchored by a world-class jazz festival in downtown Tucson.

Tucson Jazz Foundation

Tucson Jazz Music Foundation provides tuition and travel scholarships based on financial need for Arizona’s youth for jazz music education. In addition, the foundation sponsors residencies and master classes by well-known jazz artists and clinicians (usually free and open to the public), demonstrations for school children on the history of and legends of jazz, group travel sponsorships to national jazz conferences, festivals, and competitions; and music education programs for the general public.

Tucson Jewish Community Center

The mission of the Tucson Jewish Community Center is to cultivate and enrich Jewish identity, ensure Jewish continuity, foster wellness, and broaden communal harmony.

Tucson Museum Of Art & Historic Block

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is an art education and museum located in downtown Tucson. The TMA has more than 8,000 pieces of art.

Tucson Values Teachers

Tucson Values Teachers works to inspire support of PreK-12 teachers in Southern Arizona through community collaborations that attract, retain, and celebrate teachers excellence.

Tucson Wildlife Center

The Tucson Wildlife Center is dedicated to the rescue, emergency medical care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife before return to the wild, while promoting education, habitat protection and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.

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Tu Nidito Children And Family Services

Tu Nidito creates a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is our vision that no child grieves alone.

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona responded to the community’s needs, transforms individual lives and brings long-lasting, systemic change to the community by focusing on the key, underlying issues.

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Unscrewed Theater

Unscrewed Theater is dedicated to teaching and showcasing the art of improvisational theater as well as other unique forms of live entertainment.

We Care Tucson

We Care Tucson’s mission is to help create sustainable communities by recycling, repurposing, and redistributing goods for people in need.

Woman’s Foundation Of Southern Arizona

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona collaborates to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls. The only philanthropic foundation in Southern Arizona dedicated exclusively to empowering women and girls, our vision is: Women thrive. Our community prospers.

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YMCA Of Southern Arizona

The YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of spirit, mind and body.

Youth On Their Own

Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness in Pima County by providing financial assistance, basic human needs and guidance.

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