• Banner-University Medical Center: The hospital physicians and staff who cared for victims of Tucson’s 2011 mass shooting have raised $66,267 toward Tucson’s January 8 Memorial Foundation, which is raising funds to construct a permanent memorial downtown to the six people killed and 12 wounded in the shooting.

“We can come together to fight for something good,” said trauma surgeon Dr. Andrew Tang in a news release. This fall during Banner Health’s annual “Better Together” fund drive benefiting United Way and other charities, employees at Banner-UMC Tucson and Banner-UMC South were invited to earmark some of their charitable contributions to the memorial foundation.

  • Larry H. Miller Dealerships: The dealerships donated $8,000 to the Tucson Police Officers Association Charitable Foundation to allow 80 underprivileged children here to shop with a cop as part of the “Kids and Cops Christmas” program this holiday season.

In a separate donation, for Veterans Day, Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson will offer its first 30 active duty military or veteran customers a complimentary oil change, tire rotation and car wash on Nov. 11.

  • United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona: The agency presented its first $5,000 Social Impact Prize to GraphLock, a patent-pending and affordable calculator app created to support equality in math education. GraphLock has launched a crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo. Donors can pre-order the app for $5 or donate $5 to fund a free download for a low-income student or school. See
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  • Fiesta Bowl: The bowl, in partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative, announced the inaugural Wishes for Teachers campaign, which will grant $500,000 in wishes to 100 educators across Arizona in December. Teachers have until Sunday, Nov. 27, to submit their wishes online at wishesforteachers.org
  • SALEO: The Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization announced the names of 12 students awarded scholarships for post-secondary study of logistics and related subjects. The winners are Rudy R. Brands, Thuy Tien Tran, Jorge A. Calderon, Lena Beth Englert, Teryn M. Young, Jordan T. Grice, Jacqueline K. Sivertson and Maria Fernanda Tapia Morales at Pima Community College; Daniel Leon at the University of Arizona; Eby Kooran Varghese at Arizona State University; and Gabriel Montero and James E. W. Cox at Northern Arizona University.
  • Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Real Estate: Thirty children from Maldonado Elementary School in Tucson Unified School District will receive new clothing and books Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Assistance League of Tucson, thanks to contributions from the real estate firm’s Tucson office.
  • Wienerschnitzel: The restaurant chain is honoring veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, with a free chili dog, small fries and a 20-ounce drink, to those with valid military ID or who are wearing a military uniform.
  • IHOP Restaurants: From Nov. 2-11, select IHOP restaurants will help raise funds for Children of Fallen Patriots. Guests can make an in-restaurant donation at checkout; or by purchasing a $1 or $5 Wall Tag, will receive a coupon in return.

In addition, on Friday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can choose either a free three-pancake breakfast or an egg-meat combo breakfast between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. by showing proof of military service.

  • Burger King: Participating restaurants in the chain are raising funds through November for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. unmet needs program. Patrons may donate $1 or more upon checkout.

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