IMPACT, formerly Catalina Community Services, celebrated its 15th anniversary this year and serves suburban communities north and south of Tucson, including Vail. It was invited to expand into Vail in 2013 to serve significant needs of residents in the area. The agency’s mission: To make a positive IMPACT by improving lives and inspiring futures in our underserved Southern Arizona communities.
In the Vail area it provides services to seniors such as meals for the homebound and transportation services to medical appointments. It runs a food bank for low-to-moderate income families serving 200 families per month, provides meals for students in need, furnishes support for the homeless, and serves 150 meals on Thanksgiving.
At 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22) IMPACT Executive Director Barbara McClure will speak at the Arizona Senior Academy. She will share her ideas about the future of her agency in the greater Vail area, and do some brainstorming about how that will be accomplished.
In the 2014-2015 fiscal year the agency served 541 different households. IMPACT is a partner agency of the Community Food Bank and the Pima Council On Aging. Community partners include Payless, Walmart, Fry’s, Vail School District, Vail Preservation Society, and Rincon Fire Department.
Goals are to improve its program recognition, embellish its services, broaden its client base, enlarge the volunteer team, and increase its financial base. According to McClure, IMPACT needs our help.
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