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Primavera Foundation
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Primavera provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization.
Primavera provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization.

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People of Primavera - Thank you, Social Enterprise Alliance, for sharing Ida's success with the assistance of our workforce development social enterprise, Primavera Works. Congratulations, Ida! Read more about her story: http://socialenterprise.us/story-telling
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Be a hero in your community! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, but your gift to our organization will transform lives in our community here in Tucson, Arizona. More than 80 percent of low-income families are burdened by the cost of housing. We provide homes that are not only affordable but safe for families in our community.

GIFTS OF ANY SIZE from donors like you make the Primavera Foundation's work possible. Make a difference in a family's life by MAKING A GIFT TODAY: http://www.primavera.org/give.

Top 5 Reasons to Support Primavera:
1) We're high-impact: we get results and can prove it.
2) We meet the unique needs of our community with support from a national organization, NeighborWorks America. Primavera is a chartered member.
3) We pass the test: NeighborWorks regularly checks to make sure we meet and exceed the standards necessary to be in its network. In fact, we’ve earned the top “exemplary” rating every time we’ve been reviewed.
4) We may be local, but we're connected to more than 240 organizations serving communities just like ours.
5) The work we do here in our community spurs innovation in our field.

Primavera also qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, which allows AZ taxpayers the opportunity to give up to $800 of what they normally would pay in state taxes (up to $400 if filing single).
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Volunteer to help our marketing coordinator! We're seeking an experienced photographer or photojournalist behind the scenes to help us capture our stories, document projects and events, take portraits of our senior leadership, and more (for print and digital marketing collateral). The schedule is flexible and varies based on project and subject availability while collaborating with Heather, our marketing and communications coordinator. If interested, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tyler Le Peau, at volunteers@primavera.org.

Do you...
• have experience with photography or photojournalism? (for capturing moments, positive portraits, in action shots, group photos, & more)
• have reliable transportation (to travel to and from project-based locations in South Tucson area)?
• enjoy working with people?
• pay special attention to detail?
• communicate well via email?

For more Primavera volunteer opportunities, visit www.primavera.org/volunteer
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11/17/17
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This holiday season, Primavera's community partners, the City of South Tucson Police and Fire Departments, and Healthy South Tucson are asking for your help in providing 70 elementary school students with a new pair of shoes and a jacket in memory of South Tucson Police Deputy Chief Ernie Mejia. On December 13, officers will accompany these students to select a new pair of shoes. They will then enjoy lunch and receive a new winter jacket and a book.

Please consider giving anything you can or fully sponsoring a child for $75 before December 8. Donations may also be dropped off at the Primavera Foundation located at 151 W. 40th St., Tucson, AZ 85713. Or, to arrange for pick-up, contact Alonzo Morado, Primavera's community engagement coordinator, at (520) 308-3124.

Ernie Mejia was a police officer and school resource officer with both the Tucson Police Department and the South Tucson Police Department, serving more than 41 years. He served the last six years of his life as Assistant Chief of Police for the South Tucson Police Department. During his years on the force, he spearheaded a drive for donated funds to provide new shoes for low-income school children there. Years after his death in 2002, Ernie’s legacy of collecting for the less fortunate children and their families continues to thrive in South Tucson.

http://bit.ly/2hxppjE
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11/16/17
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In honor of National Philanthropy Day today, we'd like to send a very special note of appreciation for these two particular women who have exemplified philanthropy through their dedicated contributions of time and effort: Jane Parker and Bonnie Sondrol!

Jane celebrated her 100th birthday at the Primavera Men's Shelter last Thursday. She has clearly brought joy to others over years of volunteering with Primavera. "It's a blessing that she spent her birthday here helping us. Out of all the places that she could spend her birthday, she is here, giving to others," said shelter resident, Daniel M.

Bonnie is our 2017 Spirit of Philanthropy award nominee who will be honored at this year's Association of Fundraising Professional's annual awards luncheon on Friday. She volunteers her time teaching our Primavera Works participants with job readiness classes. "I believe very strongly in the mission of Primavera. Problems of homelessness are often ignored, but they need to be addressed. People volunteer to make a difference. Here, I feel that I make a contribution. This is a partnership worth my time," said Bonnie.
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11/15/17
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Who's giving away free turkeys this Saturday? Arizona Bilingual Newspaper is at the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Festival!

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One of the best ways to build upon community leadership development is through a peer-to-peer learning exchange. Fellow members of the NeighborWorks America network from Alaska, South Dakota, and Oklahoma visited Primavera last week to learn from our multi-faceted approach to addressing persistent poverty in South Tucson through a variety of anti-displacement and asset-building strategies.

[First photo: Our peer-to-peer group toured the Old Pueblo Trolley museum and a tour of South Tucson in their 1938 yellow coach. Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc. is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to the preservation and presentation of historic streetcars, buses, and railroads. Special thanks to Gene Caywood as our tour guide and driver.]

[Second photo: Arnold Palacios, program manager, led the tour of Las Artes Arts and Education Center. Las Artes offers structured classroom study combined with community art projects for youth ages 17-22. The program allows students to prepare for general education development (GED) testing, and build employability skills by participating in community art projects.]
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11/13/17
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At least we don't have this problem golfing in the Sonoran Desert! Register your four-person scrambler now for the Keller Williams Southern Arizona golf tournament benefiting the Primavera Foundation on Nov. 17. http://www.facebook.com/events/485036568518673
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Buy your 2017 Jim Click Millions for Tucson raffle tickets from Primavera! With your $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100) you could win a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum or one of two other great prizes. The best part is that 100% of your contribution will support Primavera - keeping all the proceeds from the maximum 100,000 tickets which will be sold. The drawing will be held on December 14, 2017. Entries must be received by December 8, 2017.

Since 2004, Jim Click, Jr. has initiated seven raffles* for charities in the Greater Tucson area and has donated a vehicle as the raffle prize. Eligible 501(c)(3) charities have been encouraged to sell tickets for the raffle with each charity keeping 100% of the proceeds raised. The raffle has been one of the many ways the Click family has been able to give back to the community that has given his family so much since they came to Tucson in 1974. *Previous raffles have raised nearly five million dollars for local charities.

http://www.primavera.org/news-events/calendar.html/event/2017/11/30/jim-click-s-millions-for-tucson-raffle/177546
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Do you golf? Or does anyone you know golf? Because it's almost tee time! Primavera's very own is playing as a four-person scrambler in Keller Williams Southern Arizona's upcoming Second Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser that benefits Primavera (Cammie Dirrim, chief compliance & IT officer; Denise Taub, chief asset manager; Michael Ford, Primavera Works business development manager; and Eric Cross, leasing manager for Primavera's Catalina House). Join us at the Arizona National Golf Club on November 17, 2017. Learn more and register at http://www.birdeasepro.com/KWSA.

http://www.facebook.com/events/485036568518673
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