Currently, when we have a speaker, TAWN Classes are presented 10:00 – 10:30 before the monthly meetings.
T.A.W.N. is currently seeking qualified individuals and/or groups to present at our monthly Community Classes on topics relevant to Pagans & Pagan-friendly folks. Past presentations have included panel discussions by members of various Pagan paths discussing their beliefs & practices; holiday art & craft workshops; recycling & eco-sustainability; & Pagans & the media.
Anyone interested in presenting is requested to submit, in writing, your topic idea, along with a brief synopsis of what your presentation will include, & your qualifications as a presenter. E-mail T.A.W.N. Board of Directors, or by physical mail to P.O. Box 41082, Tucson, AZ 85717.
TAWN donates regularly to the local Community Food Bank by taking donations at our Cauldronlucks, festivals, and other social events. The BoD received correspondence expressing a need for clothing and household items as well. TAWN will now accept these additional items to support this request and will deliver them directly to local shelters in need. TAWN also accepts pet food and supplies and will deliver the goods to animal shelters.
Feel free to bring your donations to any of TAWN’s Cauldronlucks and/or festivals. For larger donations, please contact someone on the board of directors, firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange for pick-up and/or delivery. TAWN is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, your donations are tax deductible! We encourage you to take advantage of this option! Please feel free to ask for our tax donation form; this way, everyone benefits!
Here are some other ways we work towards building a better community:
-Aluminum cans will be collected at cauldronlucks to be donated to Mother Earth Ministries (MEM). MEM is a local 501(c)(3) organization that provides information and guidance to Wiccan and other Pagan inmates, as well as aiding chaplains and administrations to facilitate those prisoners’ religious practices. Your cans help MEM provide brochures to inmates, as well as booklets, books and tapes to prison libraries to provide literature on Wicca and other Pagan religions to prisoners and prison staff.
-Tabs from aluminum cans will be collected at cauldronlucks and are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Funds from the collected aluminum can tabs are used to aid families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses.
-We are currently looking for a willing person/s to reopen a fantastic option for needy children! It’s called the MyCokeRewards. Coca-cola products offer special codes on their products that generate points you can collect. We want to use these points to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America. MyCokeRewards codes can be found on the underside of the plastic bottle caps, as well as on the interior side of the cardboard packaging materials for packs of 6 through 32. The points entered are limited to 100 per week, so points will be added on a weekly basis. Donations are redeemed in increments of 35, 70 and 140 points for the Boys and Girls Club. This is a great way for anyone actively seeking a way to volunteer in TAWN. Feel free to contact the BoD. if you wish to take charge of this service to your community.
-Since we actively use the ramada at La Madera Park every month, we went ahead and adopted it through Tucson Clean-and-Beautiful Inc.! The BoD meets a 10:30 AM, a half hour before the monthly cauldronlucks, to clean-up the ramada at La Madera Park. We pick up trash and work hard to keep the place free of graffiti. Anyone is welcome to show up early and join in to help keep Tucson clean and beautiful! If you are interested in participating in other Tucson Clean and Beautiful events, you can visit their website at https://tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org/ for more information.
YOU CAN HELP TOO!
It’s a big world, and there’s lots to do! There are many people or animals that are in need, projects to help the environment, and numerous other causes and ways we can help improve our community. Every little bit helps! Even if we all did just one thing a month, we would be helping to make our community a safer and healthier place to live. Here are some local causes or activities that might interest you to help donate a little bit of your time. Feel free to let us know if there are other avenues of interest!
Assistance League of Tucson
1307 N. Alvernon, Tucson, AZ 85712
Assistance Leagues across the United States have so many programs and shelters. Their local support here in Tucson helps over 7,000 people every year. One such program is called Operation School Bell. One hundred percent of all funds donated to this program are used to take disadvantaged children out to buy new clothes needed for school. The added benefit helps bolster the self-esteem of the needy child/children and helps bring a smile to a child’s face.
Boys and Girls Club of Tucson
Harold Ashton Resource Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, 3155 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716
Mailing: P.O. Box 40217, Tucson, AZ 85717
Phone: (520) 573-3533
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has been in the forefront of youth development in Tucson for over 50 years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson currently serves over 6,000 youth at six clubhouses located throughout Tucson. Our programs are offered year-round and are safe, fun and affordable for all youth.
Casa de los Niños
1101 N 4th Ave. Tucson, AZ. 85705-7467
Every day in Arizona, about 12 children are abused or neglected. The effects of child abuse and neglect last a lifetime and are often passed along to the next generation. Through parent education and support for families, Casa de los Niños is working to break the generation-to-generation cycle of abuse.
1650 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Suite 202, Tucson, AZ 85719
CODAC is one of Arizona’s oldest and most respected community-based providers of behavioral health and family development services. What began as a grassroots drug abuse prevention and treatment program has grown into a multi-faceted organization that provides services across the entire spectrum of behavioral health care.
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
3003 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713
Through education, advocacy, and the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will anticipate and meet the nutritional needs of the hungry in our community.
Hermitage Cat Shelter
5278 E 21st St. Tucson, AZ 85711
Hermitage Cat Shelter is both an adoption facility and long-term sanctuary for those felines who are “adoption-challenged”, including felines who are FIV or FeLV-positive and other types of chronic health issues. The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization supported entirely by donations. It is dedicated to the shelter, protection and care of homeless cats, especially those that are often not considered adoptable by other organizations.
La Frontera Arizona
504 West 29th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713
For more than 40 years, La Frontera Arizona has been committed to working collaboratively with our public and private partners to solve community problems. We have the resources and expertise to address issues of behavioral health, housing, family and children’s services, employment, crisis intervention, and community and cultural education.
Mother Earth Ministries
P.O. Box 35906, Tucson, AZ 85740-5906
Mother Earth Ministries’ mission is to provide accurate information about Wicca and other Pagan faiths to interested inmates and prison staff in Arizona, and to facilitate Pagan prisoners’ study and practice of their religions. In addition to providing brochures and booklets to individual prisoners and prison libraries, Mother Earth Ministries sends priestesses and priests into prisons to counsel, teach, and lead rituals. Other clergy work with inmates by mail, answering questions and directing study. They are limited only by the availability of qualified volunteers and the cost of transportation to outlying prisons.
Pima Animal Care Center
4000 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
The PACC cares for over 24,000 animals every year. They are committed to providing timely service to residents and compassionate care to animals, while working to support public safety, find homes for homeless animals and educate the community about responsible pet ownership.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona, Inc.
3838 N. Campbell Avenue, Bldg. 6, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families of children who have traveled to Tucson seeking medical treatment for a serious illness or injury. Through the support of our community, they offer families a place to help maintain a sense of normalcy. For instance, enjoying a home cooked meal, a chance to give hugs and get hugs from family and friends and the chance to dream about the future – and look forward to it coming true. The goal is to work hard to keep families together.
Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center (SABCC)
1955 E. 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
SABCC is working diligently towards the removal of the exotic, invasive species known as buffelgrass that’s invading the Sonoran Desert. Buffelgrass is highly flammable and destroys our local ecosystem and threatens public safety. You can help in many ways by setting a good example and removing it from your yard, scheduling a buffelgrass presentation at a TAWN event with the Pima County Environmental Education Department, volunteering at the SABCC with office work and research, or by good old fashion weed pulling at scheduled meetings at various locations.