United Way of Tucson has raised
$1,344,279 to help individuals and families
in our Southern Arizona community.
United For Southern Arizona
COVID-19 Fund Community Impact
As the pandemic stretches on, now more than ever before our community's big challenges call for big solutions. In the face of these challenges, your United Way continues to provide emergency funding for community members through the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund. Funds raised are used to help local individuals and families in crisis due to COVID-19. This week as you read the stories below, remember that Tucson needs you to GIVE BIG and GIVE UNITED.
Community Story Update
Each week we select a story from a member of the community being directly impacted by the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund.
Aviva Children’s Services:

“We have been working with a woman who adopted her granddaughter earlier this year. She has her grandson living with her as a kinship placement too, and she will be adopting him in April. This past December, her husband passed away unexpectedly after a surgery. Their situation was then further complicated by a change in the state payment system for foster parents, which has momentarily delayed checks, and the fact that the grandmother contracted COVID-19 herself. This family had no way to pay their March rent, but funds from the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund were able to help. Our team will also be providing clothing and hygiene supplies and connections to behavioral health for the children, if needed, as they work through these transitions and move forward as a family.”
Partner Agencies:
*Total Funds to be allocated through the end of the year
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Now, more than ever our community's
Big Challenges call for Big Solutions
We need your continued support to provide life-saving services to our community as we struggle through the COVID-19 Crisis. Your gift to this fund will quickly support a child, family, or older person with what they need most during this difficult time. This year Tucson needs you to GIVE BIG and GIVE UNITED.
*All photos taken without masks were either prior to the pandemic or while maintaining proper social distancing.