Neighborhood Briefs

2013-04-18T00:00:00Z 2013-04-18T11:31:02Z Neighborhood BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Free shredding event is at Ward 2 office

You can have a box of documents shredded for free at an event Monday at the Ward 2 City Council Office, 7575 E. Speedway.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is sponsored by Shred-it, a document-shredding firm, and City Councilman Paul Cunningham's office.

If you want more than one box of documents destroyed, a donation is requested of $5 per additional box, or the equivalent in nonperishable food items. Donations will go to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

The event is designed to prevent and raise awareness about identity theft.

Call council aide Ted Prezelski at 791-4687 for more information.

Our Family marking 60 yrs. with reception

Our Family Services will celebrate 60 years of providing social services in Tucson with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. next Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson-Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

The nonprofit provides services including shelter and housing for homeless children, youths and families; helping older people live independently; and community-based programs such as counseling, mediation and prevention.

Tickets are $40, $20 of which is tax-deductible, and are available at www.ourfamilyservices.org online. For more information, call Libby Leggett at 323-1708, Ext. 416.

Assistance League recognized for its work

The Assistance League has been recognized as one of the top 10 national participants in Make a Difference Day 2012 and will be featured in the April 19-21 issue of USA Weekend magazine, which comes out Friday in the Star.

The national group boasts a membership of 21,505, and it collected 113,101 children's books for the Make a Difference event. Books collected in Tucson went to the Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center. The Assistance League of Tucson has more than 400 volunteer members who donate more than 45,000 hours annually to programs serving the community, according to a news release.

For more information, go to www.assistanceleague.org or call 326-8452.

Speaker to discuss secular values in AZ

Seráh Blain will speak on "The State of Secular Values in Arizona" at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.

Blain, executive director of the Secular Coalition for Arizona, will address current legislative issues of interest to atheists, agnostics and humanists.

The presentation is free, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share and a nonperishable food item for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

The event is sponsored by the Secular Humanist Jewish Circle. For more information and to RSVP, call 296-3762.

Email Neighborhood Briefs to lcarrasco@azstarnet.com

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