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TEP 19th Annual Shopping Spree
December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
Tucson Electric Power is committed to brightening the holidays for 120 deserving Boys & Girls Club Members. On December 2nd, 100 of TEP community volunteers will join youth Club members to celebrate the gift of giving. Through Tucson Electric Power’s generous donation of $12,000, each child will have funds to purchase new clothing and shoes for the holidays. Tucson Electric Power volunteers will be paired with the youth at Kohl’s Pantano and Broadway location at 7:00 AM for the shopping excursion.
“This is our 19th year sponsoring and shopping with the youth, and it is one of our favorite volunteer projects,” said Dave Hutchens, UNS Energy Corporation President. “The children have earned the holiday reward by being good students and leaders and participating in clubhouse activities, so we are delighted to partner with BGCT to reward their efforts.”
Club Members are chosen to participate in the shopping spree based upon regular attendance, good behavior, program participation and commitment to community service. “We are honored that a tremendous community corporate supporter, TEP, has once again stepped up to provide funding for this very special event for our kids. The majority of our Club members come from disadvantaged circumstances and the shopping spree provides an opportunity to reward positive behavior, build self-esteem, and put smiles on their faces during the holiday season”, said Debbie Wagner, Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
For over 50 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has helped keep thousands of local children involved in wholesome activities by providing a positive alternative to the negative influences that they face on a daily basis. For only $10 per school year and $30 per summer session, the Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. The organization currently serves over 5,000 at-risk youth age 7-17 at its 6 local clubhouses. To find out more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, visit bgctucson.org or call (520) 573-3533.
About Tucson Electric Power
Through grant programs, donations of materials and support of employee volunteerism, TEP invests nearly two million annually in supporting nonprofit organizations, schools and civic groups across Pima County and around Springerville, Ariz., the site of TEP’s largest power plant. Each year, TEP employees donate tens of thousands of volunteer hours to hundreds of projects- from charity walks to building an aviary for rehabilitating Eagles. Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable service to 405,000 customers in southern Arizona. For more information, visit tep.com.