CODAC is the grateful recipient of Tucson’s outpouring of generosity this holiday season. Individuals, schools, faith communities, and businesses have shared their time, talent and gifts to make this holiday a special one for our members.

donation 1Local Schools Adopt CODAC Families for the Holidays
Students, faculty and families of Canyon View Elementary and Sunrise Drive Elementary schools in the Catalina Foothills School District adopted 16 families of CODAC members at Las Amigas. In doing so, they provided trucks full of hygiene products, diapers, toys and games for families in need. These donations will extend far beyond the Las Amigas members; hygiene products are being distributed to many programs throughout CODAC.

“We thought it’s a great way to show that we are caring and are good citizens. It feels good to help other people in need and it is just a great feeling.” – Canyon View Elementary School Student

“When I saw the overabundance of gifts that were brought for our women and their children my heart was humbled. These women work very hard at their recovery and to see their faces light up when they actually can provide their children with great gifts is absolutely a blessing. On top of that blessing many of the women were also given gift cards so they themselves could have a gift. Some of these women have not had any gifts in years. You created many smiles and tears of joy this Christmas 2015. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts at Las Amigas”! – Stephanie Bursey, Peer Support Specialist

donation 2CODAC Receives Hundreds of Donated Toys for Children in Need
Every child deserves the joy of a holiday gift. Thanks to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program and the generous people who donated toys, CODAC received hundreds of toys for kids of all ages. A toy under the tree will certainly brighten the holiday for less fortunate children in our community. CODAC staff request toys on behalf of their members with children
or grandchildren. Then, the staff pick out toys and deliver them to members to give as gifts. It’s a great opportunity for our staff to connect with members.

“These gifts put smiles on the faces of our [members’] children. This has made them very happy.” – Lourdes Suarez, Crisis Advocate

St. Odilia Catholic Community Donates Baby Supplies
Father Miguel and the parishioners of St. Odilia Catholic Community showered CODAC with essential items for parents: diapers, baby clothes, bottles, pacifiers and more. An entire van full of supplies arrived on our door step for low-income parents and will primarily be used at CODAC’s Women’s Recovery Services

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) Receives Donations from Local Business Owner
Patricia Gonzales, owner of Top Physique Personal Training, collected clothing, shoes, feminine hygiene products, accessories, blankets and more to benefit survivors of sexual assault at SACASA.

“We are grateful to have members of the community help SACASA work towards improving the lives of those who walk through our doors.” – Myrna Garcia, Director of Forensic Services

donation 3Sargent Aerospace and Defense
CODAC is so grateful to Sargent Aerospace and Defense to have received hundreds of hygiene products for homeless veterans as well as winter jackets and coats so that members can stay warm this winter.

Holiday Dinner for Homeless Veterans
Environment Control, a local Tucson commercial cleaning service, donated $500 towards a holiday meal for the residents of Comin’ Home. The gift of a warm holiday meal on Christmas Day brings brightness to those who need it most.

Tucson Sorority Alumnae Support Childhood Literacy
First Book, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide disadvantaged children with new books, and the Tucson Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi donated more than 500 books to support and promote childhood literacy. These books will be distributed to CODAC sites where youth will have access to read and take home a book.

All of these individuals and businesses highlight what a wonderful and generous community we live in. CODAC is grateful to accept this support on behalf of our staff and members.