Adopta Opportunities

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Click on the video above to hear LaKisha speak about the Adopta Program, and how we are working with the City of Tucson to help the needs of the community.

By 4Tucson    Updated 6-19-2024

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” 

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:35-40 NIV

Thank you for helping stand in the gap for our neighbors in need!

Ways to Support

Whether you can offer your time, things you have on hand, funds, or creativity, there is a way to support homeless into housing, elderly, or those living in poverty. 

Gently-used items:  bed linens, towels, pots & pans, microwave dishes, serving dishes, utensils, flatware, glasses, and children’s dishes, children’s books, toys, board games, puzzles, books and magazines.

New items:  bed pillows, canned goods, dry pasta or rice meals, canned or pouched tuna, peanut butter, jelly, mayo, pasta sauce, cleaning products, brooms, mops, hygiene supplies, bath towels, cookware, dishes, and bedding.

Host a Donation Drive:  Let folks know you are collecting items for Adopta and remind them to bring items to your next gathering.  Or set up a social media drive and have them ship items directly to us. 

Social Media:  Follow us on Facebook then share our posts to your news feed.  Or set up a donation drive on your social media page and have items shipped directly to us.

Donate funds:  Too busy?  No problem!  We’ll take care of the shopping.  Donate to 4Tucson.com with a note “Adopta” or mail a check with “Adopta” in the memo line.

It’s simple. The program connects requests from agencies or ministries with those interested in fulfilling the requests. We’ve broken down the needs into bite-size pieces so everyone can support our neighbors in need.

Adopta Kits

  • Adopta Snack Pack – Purchase bottled water and packaged snack items used for outreach to the homeless community
  • Adopta Pantry – Canned vegetables, fruit, meats, beans, soups, peanut butter, jelly, dry pasta or rice meals, pasta, powdered potatoes, powdered milk, oil, mayo,  cookies, crackers, salt and pepper, taco seasoning, bouillon, cereal, bread, juice, can opener
  • Adopta Kitchen – Pots, pans, skillets, utensils, microwave dishes, serving dishes, storage containers, flatware, glasses, dish cloth, kitchen towel, potholders, can opener
  • Adopta Mop – All-purpose cleaner, dish soap, toilet bowl cleaner and brush, mop, broom, dustpan, trash bags, bucket, scrubber sponge, laundry detergent, dryer sheets
  • Adopta Hygiene Pack – Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, combs, razors, shaving cream, Q-Tips, hand lotion, Emory boards
  • Adopta Bathroom – Shower curtain liner, shower curtain rings, shower curtain rod, trash can, bath soap, hand soap, plunger, toilet paper, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, facial tissue
  • Adopta Bedroom – Pillows, blankets, and sheet sets (queen or full size)
  • Adopta Room – Dressers, bedframes, end tables, dining tables and chairs, lamps 
  • Adopta Helping Hand – Provide physical labor to a project such as assembling furniture, light landscaping, minor building repairs, moving, delivery, cleaning, etc.  

History

The Adopta Program has been developed due to demand for support from different ministries, churches, and agencies. One request in particular came from the City of Tucson Housing Department asking for pastors to accompany case managers while doing outreach to homeless individuals in order to build trust and offer spiritual support. Over the past few months, different types of requests have asked specifically for the Christian community to assist. What an amazing opportunity to share God’s love!

Recognizing the challenges that can occur in running a food pantry or storage for other items, we decided to develop a program that we hope will bridge the gap and streamline the process. There are a lot of individuals and churches who would be happy to help when needs arise but running a ministry out of the church can be cumbersome. That is where the idea of the Adopta Program comes in. It is similar to Careportal, except it serves anyone in need, and the types of services also vary.

THANK YOU for your interest in this program!  

For delivery or pickup, contact Tracelyn@4Tucson.com or call 520-745-4404.

Mailing address:

4Tucson, Inc.

5151 E Broadway Blvd, Ste 1600

Tucson, AZ 85711

Shipping Address:

4Tucson, Inc

5425 E Broadway Blvd #425

Tucson, AZ 85711