Everyone needs a helping hand once in awhile. Starting Over Supplies works with local service agencies and other charitable organizations in Tucson to make sure that a helping hand is always there.
When someone needs help starting over, Assistance League of Tucson is ready to provide that help through our program Starting Over Supplies.
This program enables people who have left shelters or abusive home situations to live independently again by providing a kit of basic housekeeping supplies and other provisions tailored to the needs of individuals and families as requested by the social workers from the organizations with whom we partner.
All of the items in the kits are new and are purchased by our volunteers. Each year, more than 1,000 families receive a kit.
Social Service agencies in Tucson complete a contract with Assistance League. The agency workers email a completed Starting Over Supplies form to Assistance League and members pack the requested supplies into a nice laundry basket and large plastic bags. These kits are packed at our Philanthropic Programs Center and are picked up by agency workers who deliver them to those clients in need.
This program which offers a new beginning for so many people is funded from the proceeds of fundraising activities, Thrift Shop sales, donations and grants. Every contribution makes a difference in Tucson.