Ways to help Tucson

Tucsonans come together to do good work. Find what appeals to you and participate! You’ll make this a stronger city.

Literacy volunteers

Being read to by a Mayor's Reading Challenge participant, March 2014

Volunteer with Literacy Connects to help Tucsonans of all ages learn to read. Adult programs include basic literacy and English language acquisition. Children’s programs include Reading Seed, where trained volunteers work one-on-one with struggling readers in grades K-3. To get involved, visit Literacy Connects or call (520) 882-8006.

GED/Employment certification test fund

Remove barriers to employment and continuing education for low-income Tucsonans by giving to funds that help pay for GED and employment certification tests—the Pima Community College Foundation or the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson. To learn more, contact the PCC Foundation at (520) 206-4646 or the Catholic Foundation at (520) 838-2505.

Attendance pledge

Missing just 2 days of school a month—18 days a year—can lead to dropping out. Kids can pledge to attend school every day and parents and guardians can pledge to get them there at MayorRothschild.com/CountMeIn.

10,000 TreesMayor's 10,000 Trees Campaign logo

Trees cool the air and nearby buildings, lowering utility bills. Tucson has lost tree canopy in recent years, so Mayor Rothschild launched his 10,000 Trees Campaign. So far, Tucsonans have planted 19,809 trees—help us reach our next 10,000 trees goal! Learn more at MayorRothschild.com/Trees.

Adopt a street, park or public area

Join the efforts of Tucson Clean & Beautiful and more than 200 community groups to keep Tucson’s streets, parks and neighborhoods clean. Find out how you or your organization can get involved by emailing [email protected] or calling Tucson Clean & Beautiful (520) 791-3109.

Tucson Moves a Million MilesTucson Moves a Million Miles logo

Improve your health by being more physically active. Track progress toward fitness goals at MayorRothschild.com/Move and have your miles count toward our city’s total—1,151,475 miles so far!

Connect seniors

Help neighboring seniors age in place by joining the Neighbors Care Alliance, a neighborhood-based program to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible. To learn more, call the Pima Council on Aging helpline at (520) 790-7262.

End veteran homelessness
With a formerly homeless veteran at the press conference announcing our initiative to end veteran homelessness, June 2013

Help Tucson end veteran homelessness by donating to organizations that work to house homeless vets. Gifts of furniture and household items are also welcome. To learn more, contact Karla Avalos in the mayor’s office.

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