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Spare some change? for the homeless

Last Wednesday I stumbled upon a green/blue parking meter outside the Joel D. Valdez Main library (101 N. Stone Ave.), not a regular parking meter but one that collects donation$ for homeless programs.  Just missed the press conference about Tucson Change Movement (in association with the Community Foundation of So AZ), a new program that is setting up about 20 of these colorful meters around downtown, the modern streetcar line and 4th Avenue, I took these photos to inform our readers. And I put in a quarter, just to test it and it read that I had paid for “12 minutes” just like  regular (gray) City of Tucson parking meters on the streets.

So, if you have spare change, drop it in this meter when you visit the main library, or other locations around town.  More info at www.tucsonchange.org. You can also insert a credit card for any amount of a donation. Hopefully we will hear back later how successful this new program is.

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Adopt Love Adopt Local mega-adoption animal fair


“Adopt Love Adopt Local hosts Southern Arizona’s one-day mega-adoption fair to help match hundreds of pets with their forever homes.

Adopt Love Adopt Local, an initiative of the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW),  is hosting its third mega-adoption animal fair at the West Hall of the Tucson Expo Center on Saturday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last year, more than 2,000 open-hearted people attended the event, ensuring 151 animals found their forever homes. Grateful pets included 83 dogs, 42 puppies, 12 cats, and 14 kittens.

“In our community, thousands of animals find themselves in need of a loving family every year. By creating a family-friendly opportunity for Southern Arizonans to connect with local organizations, we will give these animals a second chance at finding love and happiness, while celebrating the human-animal bond,”  said Sandra Nathan, Vice President of Community Investment at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

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