Eegee's program nets $137,500 each for Pio Decimo, Youth on Their Own

2013-07-22T00:00:00Z 2014-08-05T10:20:31Z Eegee's program nets $137,500 each for Pio Decimo, Youth on Their OwnCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Pio Decimo Center and Youth on Their Own received $137,500 each for their work in the community.

The awards were made possible through the Tucson-based restaurant chain Eegee's' 21st annual coupon card program.

Eegee's representatives and Mike Varney, president of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild presented the awards Friday at the chamber's office at 465 W. St. Mary's Road.

"Pio Decimo Center is very grateful and blessed to have Eegee's support community causes," said Sister Betty Adams, executive director of Pio Decimo Center.

"We are so appreciative for all the Tucsonans who have supported this cause by making a donation," Adams said.

Pio Decimo Center works to strengthen families through social services that help families help themselves.

Teresa Liverzani-Baker, executive director of Youth on Their Own, said: "The support we receive from our corporate partners, like Eegee's, allow us to continue our mission of educating and investing in Tucson's future."

Youth on Their Own supports homeless teens in their efforts to graduate from high school.

Every year in June, customers get an opportunity to support a local not-for-profit organization. For each $7 donation a customer makes, Eegee's gives the customer a coupon booklet valued at up to $72.

In 2012, Eegee's customers donated more than $241,000 to the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault through the annual coupon card program.

All proceeds from the program are donated to local charities selected by Eegee's.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at 573-4104 or cduarte@azstarnet.com

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