by Shain Bergan
Less than three weeks after being founded, the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Fund has reached $25,000 in donations, says Sara Wright of Child and Family Resources in Tucson.
The organization started the memorial fund at the request of Zimmerman's family on Jan. 13, five days after the Safeway shooting in which Zimmerman lost his life. While working with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Zimmerman also served on the board for Child and Family Resources, Wright says.
Meanwhile, donations have pushed the Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund at the University of California, Santa Cruz, over the $30,000 mark, up from last week's amount of $20,000, says Jonathan Klein, a UC Santa Cruz alum and co-creator of the fund.
The fund needs to reach $50,000 for endowment at UC Santa Cruz, Zimmerman's alma mater.
"We're getting there," Klein says. "I'm very hopeful we'll make it."
The Tucson Community Food Bank has raised $125,000 in donations made in Giffords' name, up from $92,000 last week, while the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Red Cross has collected $72,000, up from $50,000.
To donate to one of these groups or other charities, contact the following:
Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Fund
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
To donate, contact Development Director Colleen Bagnall at (520) 321-3778 or go online to email@example.com.
Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
Joop Rubens, Social Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
To donate, contact Joop Rubens at (831) 502-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Road, No. 221
Tucson, AZ 85713
Donate online at communityfoodbank.com or call (520) 622-0525.
American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter
2916 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Donate online at redcrossarizona.org/giffords, call (520) 318-6740.
Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
2250 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Donate via e-mail to email@example.com, or call (520) 545-0313.
John M. Roll Memorial Fund
James E. Rogers College of Law
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721
Donate online at law.arizona.edu
Tucson Tragedy Victims Fund
32 N. Stone Ave., Ste. 1408
Tucson, AZ 85701
Donate online at azhomicidesurvivors.org or call (520) 740-5729.
Safeway Foundation Tucson Victims Fund
Safeway Foundation, Safeway Arizona Division
2750 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Donations can also be made at any Safeway store.