2019 Charities & TCCS Beneficiaries
Donations & proceeds to benefit local charities around Tucson
Make Way for Books
MWFB is the primary beneficiary of the Tucson Classics Car Show. Their mission is to give all children the chance to read and succeed. Each year, the lives of 30,000 young children, families and educators are impacted through proven and powerful early literacy programs. Their innovative family literacy strategy is a two-generation approach where young children and parents learn together and both gain skills. Each week, children experience books, reading, and literacy activities that foster their emergent literacy and language skills. Families receive quality books each week to take home to build their home library. As a result of Make Way for Books’ programming, 98% of participating young children gain emergent literacy and language skills that are essential for school readiness and future successful reading. Read More >>
Interfaith Community Services
Funds from 2019 Tucson Classics Car Show will support ICS’ development of a new eastside Family Self-Sufficiency Center which will provide job resource services and house case managers for their senior volunteer programs, providing transportation, friendly phoning and visiting, small home repairs and other assistance for frail and aging seniors. Additionally, they will offer financial literacy classes, services for the homeless, and youth enrichment programs such as tutoring for single mothers and their children participating in their Single Mom Scholars program.
Reid Park Zoo
Proceeds from 2019 Tucson Classics Car Show will help the Reid Park Zoo develop their new Treetop Adventure. This will give younger visitors an exciting bird’s eye view of the Zoo and its animals through a series of large mesh climbing tubes and mesh and rope climbing structures. Designed for climbers of all skill levels, the structures will invoke the feeling of playing in the treetops. Lower portions of the play area will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. And, for those not ready to ascend at all, shaded benches will be available to watch the fun. The goal of the Treetop Adventure is for children to enjoy playing outdoors while engaging in social interactions and learning about wildlife.
Grants from the 2018 Show: $175,721
Make Way for BooksMWFB uses a two-generation approach to give all children the chance to read and succeed. The nonprofit provides books and literacy activities to families with children up to five-years-old.
We provided a $70,288 grant to Make Way for Books in 2018.
SARSEFSouthern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation is creating the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers through real life science and engineering projects and educational outreach to students, teachers and parents with a focus in rural and high poverty areas.
We provided a $35,144 grant to SARSEF in 2018.
Wright FlightMotivates Students to achieve higher goals in academics and personal behavior by earning the opportunity to learn to fly an airplane.
We provided a $35,144 grant to Wright Flight in 2018.
Interfaith Community ServicesHelping individuals in need to achieve stable, healthy, independent lives, by adding a new Eastside family self-sufficiency center.
We provided an $8,786 grant to Interfaith Community Services in 2018.
Job PathProviding opportunities for the impoverished to achieve financial independence through education, job training in local high demand careers.
We provided an $8,786 grant to Job Path in 2018.