Basic Needs

This program provides the basic resources necessary to keep needy and At-Risk children in school. Through individual grants we provide books, fees, bus passes, clothing, shoes, and other items that a child might need. Once the students' basic needs are taken care of, they can concentrate on the learning process. These children are referred by Principals, Teachers, Nurses, Social Workers, Community Representatives and Counselors in TUSD schools.

Learn more about our specific programs:

Clothing Bank

EEF’s Clothing Bank Program has a double emphasis. The first is to provide assistance to students attending uniform schools. EEF’s second emphasis is to provide non-uniform clothing for students in need.

EEF Hearing Impaired Fund

Working with the Audiology Department of St. Mary’s Carondelet, EEF provides assistance for financially in-need students with hearing impairment needs. For inquiries about this assistance program, please contact EEF’s office by phone.

Hearing Impaired Application Form (PDF)

Focus on Vision

Educational Enrichment Foundation’s Focus on Vision program, through a partnership with OneSight (LensCrafters/Luxottica), Dr. Jeffrey P. Lewis & Associates, LLC, Tucson Family Eye Care and Dr. Sam E. Sato, PC, provides eye exams and eyeglasses for more than 200 in-need TUSD students each year. By providing high quality eyeglasses, which a child will wear and care for, this program removes one of the greatest barriers to receiving an education for our community’s most at-risk children.

2014-2015 School Year Focus on Vision Application (PDF)

Shoe Shopping Days

EEF Shoe Shopping Days are held regularly at the beginning of the school year (August/September), during the holidays (December/January) and in the spring (March/April). Please check with your school’s Shoe Shopping contact (e.g. Principal, Community Representative, Learning Support Coordinator, Social Worker, Family Liaison, Nurse, Health Assistant or Counselor) for information about how to apply for a TUSD student to attend an EEF Shoe Shopping Day. Completed applications should be submitted to EEF at least one full week prior to the event. Since the location of each EEF Shoe Shopping Day varies, it is essential that you submit signed applications directly to the EEF office in advance. Last school year, EEF Shoe Shopping Days provided 893 pairs of shoes and 2,679 pairs of socks to our community’s most impoverished children.

Shoe Shopping Guidelines (PDF)

2014-2015 School Year Shoe Shopping Application (PDF)