Frequently Asked Questions

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Take a look at our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you still have questions don't hesitate to contact us.

What is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO)?

The Arizona Department of Revenue has multiple certifications that organizations can apply for that make an organization eligible for tax credit donations. Among these certifications, a QCO is a non-profit that provides a minimum of 50% of its budget in qualifying services to a qualifying population. To learn more about the Arizona Tax Credit, please visit the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Is the Educational Enrichment Foundation a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO)?

Yes, the Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) is classified as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO). Our qualifying code is 20070.

What's a Tax Credit Donation?

The Arizona Tax Credit allows you to contribute up to a maximum of $800 for those who are married-filling jointly and $400 for single heads of household and married couples filing separately. Qualifying donations can be made all year in the way that's easiest for you such as scheduled recurring donations, gifts toward certain programs of interest, or through a one-time gift. EEF is not a tax official and we advise you to check with your tax preparer to verify whether your contribution(s) qualifies as an Arizona Charitable Tax Credit to a Qualifying Charitable Organization (EEF AZ QCO #20070). 

How do I receive services from EEF?
We are a small but mighty team of four kind-hearted overachievers! The four of us serve TUSD's 80+ schools with a population of nearly 45,000 students. Those in need are best served when they reach out directly to their schools counselors, nurses, principals, and teachers who can provide direction depending on the specific need. If you still have questions or need help getting pointed in the right direction, please feel free to call or email us directly.  

What's in a hygiene pack?

Each hygiene pack weighs over 25lbs and contains a variety of hygiene supplies to benefit the whole family. Items include, but are not limited to, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dish soap, and feminine hygiene products.

 

Hygiene packs are available for pick up at each of the TUSD Family Resource Center (FRC) locations. Your student must be enrolled in TUSD school to qualify. Please contact your closest FRC for more information.

Can I go to the hygiene pantry?

The hygiene pantry is essentially a warehouse where we store and assemble hygiene packs. Hygiene packs are then delivered to TUSD's Family Resource Centers (FRC's) for distribution.

 

If you would like to volunteer at the Hygiene Pantry please click HERE.

Does my student qualify for Interscholastic Fee support?

To see if your student qualifies for free or reduced interscholastic fees, click HERE to view the Interscholastic income eligibility form.  

How can my student receive a new pair of shoes through the Skechers Shoe Shopping Events?

EEF relies on TUSD staff to identify students in need of new shoes. TUSD staff applies for those students to receive new shoes. If you believe your student qualifies, please contact your school's EEF liaisons (counselors, nurses, principals, or teachers) for more information. 
 

At this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended our in-person shoe shopping events. If there is an immediate need, please contact the TUSD Family Resource Center. 
 

TUSD Parents/Guardians: Applications must be filled out by a parent or guardian but can only be accepted through a TUSD School Nurse or Community Representative. EEF does not accept applications without TUSD representative authorization. 

TUSD Staff: Please ensure that the applications are fully completed before submitting. EEF may contact you with follow-up questions before approval.

Children's Shoe Sizing Chart

How can my student receive services from the Hearing Impaired Fund?

Funds are available for students in need of hearing exams and devices. If your student is in need of service, please email us HERE

How can my student receive services from the Focus on Vision program?

The Focus on Vision program is dedicated to helping students get the eye exams and eyeglasses they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Through our partnership with Nationwide Vision, we serve K-12 students of all ages in need of an eye exam and/or eyeglasses. By providing eye exams and eyeglasses, this program removes one of the greatest barriers to education for our community’s children.

TUSD Parents/Guardians: Applications must be filled out by a parent or guardian but can only be accepted through a TUSD School Nurse or Community Representative. EEF does not accept applications without TUSD representative authorization. 

TUSD Staff: Please ensure that the applications are fully completed before submitting. EEF may contact you with follow-up questions before approval.

Requests for Special Assistance

When a student is in need due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, EEF may be able to help.  

If you are in need of special assistance, please complete the form HEREPlease give the completed form to a TUSD staff member for TUSD authorization and submission. EEF cannot accept forms without TUSD authorization.