The P.A.W.S. Auxiliary has now formally merged with our parent organization, Assistance League of Tucson as of May 1, 2016. All of the P.A.W.S. programs will continue as part of Assistance League of Tucson Programs.
P.A.W.S. volunteers are now Assistance League of Tucson members. They continue to work to make a positive difference by supporting vital programs for at-risk children in the areas of literacy, emotional and physical well-being. For more information, please follow the links to our new homes.
Teddy Bear Program continues as a signature program of Assistance League.
Groom for Success and Food For Thought have been folded into Assault Survivor Kits®. These programs continue to support Southern Arizona Child Advocacy Center (SACAC) which interviews, conducts medical examinations and processes children who are removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. We provide with basic clothing (underwear, t-shirts, simple pants or shorts, and socks) because clients often need clothing after the forensic interview process as well as snacks as these children often have not eaten.
Hooked on Books is a welcome addition to Operation School Bell® which gives a book to every child dressed. Books will continue to be donated to the Parent As Teachers program through Sunnyside School District to encourage literacy as well as to the Tucson Unified School District’s Refugee Program. Children from Tucson’s growing refugee community receive age and reading level appropriate books.