Country Fair White Elephant, Inc. Community Award


The Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse received a Community Award from the Country Fair White Elephant, Inc. to support on-going volunteer related programs in the community.

The White Elephant Shop is supported by more than 550 dedicated volunteers, working six days a week to prepare gently used goods for re-sale to the public. Revenue generated by store sales is contributed each year to local schools and charitable service organizations throughout Green Valley, Sahuarita and the Santa Cruz Valley.

The Volunteer Clearinghouse thanks Country Fair White Elephant, Inc. for its continued support, helping Green Valley remain a volunteer-driven community.


Grantee of Greater Green Valley Community Foundation

The Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse received grant funding from the Greater Green Valley Community Foundation to increase awareness of the Clearinghouse and enhance volunteer commitment.

The Greater Green Valley Community Foundation focuses on older adults, healthcare, children, housing, education, the environment, animals and the arts. Grant-making reflects the uniqueness of the Foundation which serves the towns of Green Valley, Sahuarita, Amado, Arivaca, Tubac, Tumacacori and the surrounding area.

The Clearinghouse is appreciative of the grant award. The Foundation’s support establishes a partnership that strengthens the volunteer initiatives and services needed by the community.


Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse wins national award

National Award-1The Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse was among six volunteer teams selected to receive the $4,000 award, based on recruitment of local volunteers matched to local residents and critical local needs.

The unique Volunteer Clearinghouse team contributes to the community’s commitment to foster community development initiatives that improve the quality of life of residents, promotes opportunities for volunteers to personally benefit from their volunteer service involvements, and makes a noticeable difference in the Green Valley-Sahuarita communities.

The Volunteer Clearinghouse team got its start in 2006, and has an office at Friends in Deed. It now places volunteers with more than 90 organizations.

The national competition was a project of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and its U.S. Administration for Community Living in Washington, D.C. The clearinghouse is among six national volunteer teams to receive the award out of 40 competing, and the only one west of the Mississippi. Other winning teams are from Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Michigan and Tennessee.