Eegee's raises over $268,000 for 2 charities

2014-07-31T00:00:00Z 2014-10-29T12:07:19Z Eegee's raises over $268,000 for 2 charitiesBy Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 31, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Eegee’s 22nd annual coupon card program raised over $268,000, which was split and awarded to two Tucson charities — Interfaith Community Services and Tucson Wildlife Center — to benefit people in need and injured wildlife.

Each June, Eegee’s offers its customers a 12-month coupon card in appreciation of a $7 donation to the selected charities. In the program’s 22-year history, it has raised more than $2.3 million.

Interfaith Community Services helps seniors, people with disabilities and people in financial crisis attain stability and independence through its various programs, which are supported by staff and the community.

The money raised by Eegee’s will help ICS provide families with short-term assistance with basic survival needs, as well as resources to help them attain self-sustainability, said Bonnie Kampa, CEO of ICS.

Tucson Wildlife Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured and orphaned wild animals throughout southern Arizona.

Dee Kidd, director of Tucson Wildlife Center, said with an increase in wildlife rescues this year along with the opening of their new hospital, the money will “greatly impact” their mission of rescue, rehab and release.

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