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Tucson Unified schools and their communities spread cheer

Several organizations and community groups have taken the time this holiday season to give back to our Tucson Unified schools. Our entire district, students, staff, and administrators would like to recognize the generosity being shown to our schools and say thank you!
Thank you!
 Thank you from all of us!

Bonillas Basic Curriculum Magnet School has received a tremendous amount of support and generosity this holiday season from the community and various organizations to help with their efforts to support those in need. Bonillas students and staff donated food to put together a total of 14 food boxes for families in need.

Sienna Ridge Apartments, which is home to several Bonillas families, also donated food for food boxes. Staff at Sienna Ridge also held a sock drive and donated socks to the school's clothing closet. The Knights of Columbus Chapter was also very generous with Bonillas. The organization donated 12 winter coats for students as well as 11 holiday food boxes. Lastly, a Bonillas parent who works for Springfield Financial Services was able to organize a shoe donation for students. Bonillas is incredibly grateful for the generosity that has been shown to their community and students this holiday season, and would especially like to recognize the following individuals:
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 Henry provides food boxes to 32 families!

Maria King of the Sienna Ridge Apartment Complex
Conrad Greer of the Knights of Columbus Chapter
Melissa Tang of Springfield Financial Services

Henry provides food boxes to 32 families!

Gridley Middle School received a lot of love from two Tucson churches! The Desert Hope Lutheran Church adopted 23 Gridley families and provided them with holiday meals and gifts. The Holy Cross Lutheran Church donated $1,000 in Walmart gift cards to be distributed to Gridley families in need.

A generous donor gave $3,000 to Grijalva Elementary to purchase sweaters for students!
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 Magee students donate 1,684 items to Community Food Bank!

Henry Elementary School successfully provided 32 families with food boxes and gifts for the holiday season. This was done with the help of Henry Elementary students and families, community supporters, volunteers, St. Paul's UMC and Eastside Covenant Church.

Holladay Elementary received a donation of a catered dinner and gifts from the Gideon Baptist Church to 40 Holladay students and their families!

Howell Elementary has received a tremendous amount of generosity from the community this holiday season from the following individuals, organizations, and programs:
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Magee students donate 1,684 items to Community Food Bank!

Alvernon Optical (Jenna)
Classrooms at Howell collecting food
Desert Skies United Methodist Church
Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF)
First Brethren Church on Columbus
GEICO Local office on Speedway (Thomas)
Glory Tabernacle Church on 29th St.
Howell Neighbors
Independent Order of Foresters
Knights of Pythias- Pima Lodge #47
MASONS Youth Group (Gustavo)
Performance Bicycle on Speedway, (Margarita, Jason, Aaron)
Private Donors – Our generous Volunteers and Staff
Rincon Optimist Rotary Club - partners with Payless Shoes
Salvation Army – Adopt a Family Christmas Program
SEEDS Community Center Volunteers, Executive Team
Shop with a Cop Program

Magee Middle School students, parents, and staff were the "holiday helpers" and donated 1,684 items to benefit the Community Food Bank of Tucson and Southern Arizona!
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TUSD Student Services spreads joy to families!

The U City Church, Vineyard Church, and the Mentoring Tucson Kids organization have been very helpful to students and families at Roskruge K-8 Magnet School by providing gifts, food boxes, and school supplies to those in need.

TUSD School Safety officers spread joy to several TUSD schools and their students.

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TUSD Student Services spreads joy to families!
Our TUSD Student Services Departments were also holiday helpers to members of the community. They delivered their annual winter food baskets to 40 TUSD families!

If you know of other community groups that have given back to our schools and students this holiday season, please let us know. We want to thank everyone who reaches out and supports our students. Send information to

Once again, thank you!