Tucson Medical Center’s Patient Financial Services scored an A+ in a recent Back to School Project raising $870 and donating 2,119 items to Fort Lowell Elementary School. The team raised the money through personal donations and fundraisers that allow staff members to wear jeans to work on Fridays.
“The best part of all of this was that we were able to donate 84 backpacks,” said Rose Montano, a member of the Patient Financial Services Department. “Delivery day was so overwhelming. The teachers were so grateful that they gave our committee a standing ovation. It was such an amazing feeling to be able to help our neighborhood school. Knowing that we helped make a difference for a bunch of kids to start the school year with a positive outlook is exactly why we are proud to be TMC.”
Michael Duran, TMC vice president and chief development officer, told the team: “I’m on the board of Tucson Values Teachers and I want you to know how proud I am of your team. The supplies are a huge benefit to kids and teachers. With our school budgets stretched beyond imagination, your efforts are so important to kids in our schools.”