Vicinity 2022 has the FUNds
By: John Skelton Tempe Community Action Agency Board Member
VICINITY Tempe seeks to engage, enlighten and empower attendees to join in TCAA's meaningful and life-changing work in the areas of hunger relief, poverty, and homelessness.
For the first time since Fall 2019 Vicinity (Formerly Know as First Crush) was back, in-person, at the Arizona Heritage Museum. A wonderful evening surrounded by the who’s who of Tempe was headlined by swing dance and local restaurants and bars. The local vendors offered up everything from burgers to desserts and even local coffee and beers. The events help promote the many wonderful programs that supports the less fortunate and more vulnerable in Tempe; Senior Independence and Senior Home Delivered meals being a large part of the TCAA Programing.
The evening featured Swing dancing, a silent auction, and raffle, and a call to action trying to get donations into TCAA coffers and those we serve. The evening brough more money in that the last three years combined. The new high mark in donations will help lead TCAA in a strong summer when its services are needed most.
“Amazing night, our Tempe Seniors and community as a whole will benefit. What a great time”. Bob Sacamento, a local business man and philanthropist said of the evening.