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White Elephant  2021 Contributions

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Continental School District, $15,000
Continental School PTC, $2,010
Nogales School District $10,000
Nogales High School $14,000
Pierson VOC High School $10,000
Desert Shadows Middle School $10,000
Wade Carpenter Middle School $10,000
Coronado Elementary School $12,000
Mary Welty Elementary School $11,000
Challenger Elementary School $9,000
Lincoln Elementary School $9,000
RM Bracker Elementary School $7,000
AJ Mitchell Elementary School $9,000
Santa Cruz Valley School District
Rio Rico High School $14,000
Calabasas Middle School $15,000
Coatimundi Middle School $5,000
Mountain View Elementary School $9,000
San Cayetano Elementary School $9,000
Sahuarita School District
Wrightson Ridge Elementary $12,000
Sahuarita Education Foundation $5,000
Sahuarita High School $14,000
Walden Grove High School $14,000
Sahuarita Intermediate School $10,000
Sahuarita Middle School $12,000
Anza Trail School $12,000
Sahuarita Primary School $12,000
Sopori Elementary School $10,000
Copper View Elementary School $10,000
SUSD Early Childhood Center $4,000
LINK Program $8,000

Total Public Schools $303,010

PRIVATE/OTHER SCHOOLS

Montessori de Santa Cruz $2,100
Los Niños de Valle Pre School $5,000
St. Andrews PreSchool $2,000
Lourdes Catholic School $4,000
Wings on Words $4,00

Total Private/Other Schools $17,100

Youth Organizations

Ballet Continental $15,000
Boys & Girls Club – Santa Cruz $13,00
Copper Hills Little League $5,000
Funhouse Movement Theatre $3,000
Sahuarita Music Boosters $5,000
Girl Scouts of S. Arizona $3,000
Rich River Athletic Club $750
Wisdom Sports & Scholars $20,000
Red Wolves Music Boosters $3,000
Southern Arizona Construction Days $5,000
Sahuarita-GV 49ers Football and Cheer $5,000

Total Youth Organizations $77,750

COMMUNITY ARTS SUPPORT
Green Valley Concert Band $5,000
Green Valley Stage Band $1,000
Hilltop Art Gallery $4,000
Tubac Center for the Arts $5,000
Community Performance & Art Center $18,000
Green Valley Community Chorus $2,000
Total Community Arts $35,000

AREA AND NATURE STUDY

Friends of the Presidio $1,000
Santa Cruz Humane Society $15,000
Friends of Madera Canyon $3,000
Equine Voices $5,000
Tubac Historical Society $2,000
Total Area and Nature Study $26,000

ADULT/CHILD ASSISTANCE

Amado Comm. Food Bank $18,000
United Way of Santa Cruz $1,500
Parkinson’s Support Group $9,000
Quail Creek Woodworkers $540
Big Brothers and Sisters of Tucson $500
Arivaca Human Resources $12,000
Arizona Children’s Association $6,000
Borderlands Food Bank $40,000
Posada Life-Adult $13,000
Posada Life-Behavior $11,000
Posada Life-Community Center $12,000
Crossroads Nogales Mission $35,000
Green Valley’s Got Talent $500
Valley Assistance Services $35,000
GV Community Food Bank $5,000
GVR Community Foundation $3,500
Angel Heart Pajama Project $5,000
AZ Rangers Madera Company $3,500
Arivaca Comm Center-Facilities $4,000
Arivaca Comm Center-Park & Rec. $4,000
Rebuilding Together $9,000
St. Andrew’s Clinic $7,500
Santa Cruz Sheriff DARE $5,000
Santa Cruz Search and Rescue $2,000
Santa Cruz Training Program $3,500
SAV $15,000
Sun Sounds of Arizona $8,000
Teen Challenge $2,000
The Salvation Army $35,000
Tu Nidita Child & Family Clinic $1,000
Tucson Children’s Museum $6,000
Youth on Their Own $5,000
Bag It $3,000
Hands of a Friend $6,600
Nogales Comm. Food Bank $25,000
Pima Council on Aging $2,000
Arivaca Action Center $2,000
Sahuarita Police Department $3,000
Optimist Club of GV $3,500
Sahuarita Food Bank $30,000
Military Order of the World Wars $1,500
Arivaca Helping Hands $1,500
Rio Rico Historical Society $1,000
Nogales Police DARE Program $1,500
Pimeria Alta Historical Soc. $1,500
GVC Foundation (GDDT) $2,750

Total Adult/Child Assistance $404,140

NATIONAL DISEASE

American Cancer Association $3,000

Total National Disease $3,000

FIRE DISTRICTS

AFD Auxiliary $4,000
Helmet Peak Vol. Fire Dept. $30,000

Total Fire Districts $34,000

SCHOLARSHIPS

White Elephant Scholarship Foundation $25,000

Total Scholarships $25,000

$925,000 awarded in 2021!

Despite months-long closures over the past two years due to the pandemic, (three months in 2021) the White Elephant continues to honor its mission of supporting community organizations.

In 2020, we gave away $590,000 even though the store was closed for more than six months. In 2019, a non-COVID year, we awarded $1.7 million, which is more typical.

“The community continues to support us with donations and purchases,” said Contributions Committee co-chair Judy Barkley. “But, without volunteers, none of this would be possible!”