United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund

When we LIVE UNITED we accomplish more than any single entity can alone.

Respond. Recover. Rebuild. As we pivot now from response to recovery, your United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is committed to building a thriving Southern Arizona community. For the past several months, we have joined with our nonprofit partners, local foundations, businesses, media and educational organizations to create and manage the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund. Funds raised are distributed to partner agencies and go directly to helping local individuals and families in our community survive during and after the crisis. Our efforts will continue as we work towards recovering and rebuilding our community.

Never has the need been greater for the most vulnerable people in our community. The children, families, and older people who are laid-off, unemployed, low-income, homeless, underinsured, and struggling to make ends meet are now facing even more hardship. More than 150,000 families and individuals in southern Arizona are challenged by work and school closures, wage disruptions and restricted access to basic needs.

Your gift to this fund, will quickly support a child, family, or older person with what is essential right now and give individuals and families the necessary resources to recover from these hardships. With our non-profit partners, United Way will continue to deliver emergency services and resources for individuals and families. Assistance and support includes:

  • Food access and baby formula
  • Diapers and essential health supplies
  • Rental assistance
  • Utility shortfalls
  • Child care
  • Other critical services and resources to stabilize families

This fund is flexible to meet the emerging needs of people in this fast-changing environment. Together, we can help each other and our community emerge stronger than ever.

Your support is needed now, please consider donating today.

This challenging crisis makes your support crucial to alleviate the financial hardship many are facing today. For nearly 100 years your United Way of Southern Arizona has been doing our mission of mobilizing the community to solve real-time problems. With your help we will continue to do so into our next century.

To date, United Way of Tucson has contracted with the following agencies to provide urgently needed services:


The fund will be for individuals and families in our community who are most vulnerable to accessing basic needs during this pandemic.
The funds will be used to help provide essential needs, such as:
  • Food
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers and essential health supplies
  • Rental assistance
  • Child care
  • Other critical services and resources to stabilize families
All of the donations received from this fund will be used to directly benefit individuals and families in our local community.
United Way is working directly with community partners to distribute the funds to the most vulnerable populations in Southern Arizona.
Community partners with the capacity to assist individuals and families directly.
Your donation is 100% tax deductible up to $300 thanks to the CARES Act and the over-the-line universal tax break for charitable donations in 2020. Please save your email receipt. You will also receive a tax letter for your records.

The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law in March and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year. The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. So for folks who take the standard deduction, if you give $300 to charity, you’d get the $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction. Those who file for itemized deduction can take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for charitable donations to qualifying charities starting in 2020. Corporate donors can take a tax deduction of up to 25% of their Adjustable Tax Income for charitable donations to qualifying charities starting in 2020. Your gift matters more than ever during this time of need and we hope that you are able to take advantage of this charitable opportunity. For more details click here.

 

Make a gift and be a part of uniting our community.