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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 a new biologically diverse playground. The Wild Adventure playground will give young guests an opportunity to travel through the world without leaving the Zoo. Children will chill out in cool Antartica, hear the rhythmic sounds of the South American rainforest, and appreciate the magnitude of California's redwoods. Parents will have a shaded area to watch as their kids climb to great heights, peek at animal ambassadors, and connect with the Earth through nature play. Wild Adventure will be accessible and fun for children of all abilities.

Grants from the 2018 Show: $175,721

Make Way for Books

MWFB 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.


Southern 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 Flight

Motivates 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 Services

Helping 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 Path

Providing 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.