La Encantada is proud to be a community partner. We strive to meet community challenges through a combination of employee volunteerism, financial support, in-kind donations and partnerships with non-profit organizations which have missions consistent with our vision and values. We have established long-term affiliations with a variety of prominent organizations such as the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Community Partnerships
Tucson Community Food Bank
The Community Food Bank opened in 1976 and presently distributes enough food to prepare 32,793 meals every day of the year. Perishable food is saved from waste from restaurants, learning institutions, resorts, and grocery stores; other food is donated through food drives, from farmers, produce brokers, the United States Department of Agriculture,and corporations. This food is distributed to children, families, and individuals in Pima County through over 380 community-based agencies and organizations. La Encantada employees volunteer their time at the Tucson Community Food Bank every month and La Encantada runs a food drive every Holiday Season. For details on how you can contribute, please visit www.communityfoodbank.com
Parseghian Foundation Wishing Well
La Encantada is also proud to sponsor the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation is a grassroots, charitable organization based in Tucson with the goal offinding a treatment and cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C). This genetic disease interferes with a child's ability to metabolize cholesterol. It's progressive, degenerative and always until a cure is found...fatal. The Tucson community has rallied around the Parseghian family who in 1994 received the diagnosis that three of their four children had NP-C. More than $22 million dollars have been raised and 20 top labs around the world, including two at the University of Arizona, are racing toward a cure. Sadly, the three Parseghian children have died as a result of complications of the disease. The resolve of the Parseghian family and Foundation, as well as the Tucson community, is as strong as ever to keep the battle waging so that other families living with NP-C will not have to experience what the Parseghians have. Inspired by the millions of coins collected by Catalina Foothills school children over the past nine years to benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, La Encantada has designed a permanent Wishing Well at the new shopping center to help carry on this wonderful tradition.
La Encantada has designated the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation as one of its designated charities through its community partnership program. La Encantada patrons are encouraged to make a wish by tossing coins into the well, designed by Dino Alfaro of Antigua de Mexico, and support the mission of the Foundation.
For more information regarding the Ara Parseghian Foundation, please visit parseghian.org or
The Ara Parseghian Foundation
3530 E. Campo Abierto, Suite 105
Tucson, AZ 85718-3327 Contribution Requests
Each year, La Encantada, will contribute a preset amount of funds in the form of Mall Gift Cards, merchandise and use of property to a diverse group of organizations. Hundreds of requests are anticipated each year. Donation recipients may include civil organizations' education programs; food banks; foundations; hospitals and health care organizations; youth programs; performing arts and museums and many more. Each request is reviewed carefully, however, not all requests can be granted.
Send requests to:
2905 E. Skyline Dr.
Tucson AZ, 85718
or by email to La Encantada's Marketing Manager.