Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Annual Neighborhood Celebration

15th Annual Prevention Celebration
Friday, September 9th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Freedom Park
5000 E 29th Street

There will be 
Robots / exhibition booths / Mobile Health Units
Free Food and Games
Prizes and Enterainment with an Obstacle Course for kids!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Shaken Aeropress

Beat the heat with our coolest, smoothest drink.
Cold Shaken Aeropress
Brewed with any of our local roasted beans in light, medium or dark roasts!

Big Heart will be CLOSED on September 5th for Labor Day.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Shyann Kindness Project

Thanks for your help.
Big Heart was able to donate 
to the
The Shyann Kindness Project!
Any donations for the Shyann Project can be dropped off at Big Heart Coffee
or BlueMoonScrapbooking (next door 4808 e 22nd Street)
New or "gently used" books, including Spanish books
New backpacks & school supplies
New or "gently used" DVD's
Retail store gift cards
Individually wrapped snack items.
You can donate online thru Paypal here directly to Shyann Kindness Project.

Anyone can get involved in the kindness!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Workability Program Tucson

Workability is a fabulous program that prepares people with disabilities for employment—new friends, bright smiles, and outstanding supervisors makes it a joy to come to work.
"What started as an idea became a reality for UCP of Southern Arizona (UCPSA). Vanessa Zuber, who had been a Habilitation manager, often heard her families speak about the lack of employment opportunities for their kids of transition age. Vanessa sought to set up a volunteer position for a client, on her case load, at the UCPSA office, which would ultimately turn into a paid position for the individual. Between the position at the UCPSA and feedback from families wanting a bridge program from high school to adulthood, this became the catalyst for the future WorkAbility program.

Vanessa and the WorkAbility team kicked off the Starting Line for Employment and new intakes on January 20th 2014 - Martin Luther King holiday. We felt that this day was apropos!

Presently, the program offers a variety of customized curriculum's - one, on the U of A campus working in collaboration with the Tucson Unified School District's - Project FOCUS transition program, a 10-week rotating employment workshop program at the WorkAbility site, and a 20 week job readiness program for transition age students at the WorkAbility site.
In addition to the curriculums, WorkAbility offers job development and on the job coaching to our members that are ready to be employed. The goal is to support and encourage ALL of our members to reach their employment goals!"

Big Heart Coffee and
want to THANK
Workability for partnering with us!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mobile Meals of Tucson

In June Big Heart Sponsored
Mobile Meals of Tucson.
Thanks to your coffees and teas, we were able to donate $760.00.
What a great organization for helping homebound adults.
Their vision: "We envision a community where elderly and disabled adults thrive physically and emotionally in their own homes because they have ready access to appropriate, nutritious food and a compassionate network of support to promote their health and safety."
To donate your time or finances to Mobile Meals of Tucson click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Handi Dogs

The first half of August, Big Heart Coffee is sponsoring Handi-dogs.
They are improving people's quality of life with a trained dog at their side.

"Handi-Dogs, Inc., is one of the oldest assistance dog training programs in the country. It was founded by Alamo Reaves in 1973 to teach people with disabilities how to train their own dogs to be their assistance dogs. The organization was incorporated in 1977.
Handi-Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit community service organization. We were granted tax-exempt status in July, 1978. Our FEIN is 95-3247091. Contributions to our organization are tax-deductible as charitable contributions."
You can make a donation directly to Handi-dogs or volunteer click here.

Support Handi-dogs! Join us for a cold shaken aeropress: Try the latest arrival El Salvador from Presta Coffee, a local Tucson roaster.
Ideal for summer!