A collection of impactful remarks by Primavera participants, donors, volunteers, community partners, funders, Board of Directors, team members, and Primavera Works customers.
“I give to Primavera because it’s the most impactful multi-part agency that helps to end homelessness. The issues are magnified for vulnerable women--many in their 50’s and older. It is unimaginable to me to think of being a 60-year-old woman experiencing homelessness. Many of these women have been in abusive relationships and lack options. The biggest common denominator is the lack of family support; having a safe place to go. That's why I particularly support Casa Paloma, the women’s hospitality center and residence. "
“Primavera made me feel so confident as a veteran and a single mom of a three-year-old. They were so positive and helpful to me. I have a home now and I'm not struggling anymore. It's a blessing, truly!"
~Primavera Project Action for Veterans participant (Hospital Corpsman Third Class, U.S. Navy)
"My Primavera Cooks! tour of duty began when a friend suggested we cook together at Pastiche. He said, 'I know you love to cook and it's for a great cause.' Right he was, and that recipe has worked for me from year one forward. The culinary experience has been valuable and fun, and indeed, it makes me feel I'm doing something effective in the community. Every year I cook in a new kitchen, plus I also participate as a diner in at least one other event. Thanks, Primavera!”
~10-year Primavera Cooks! apprentice chef (2019)
Adriana Kong Romero:
"Even in the strongest of economic times, many of us are just one life event away from falling into poverty or needing shelter. That is why Bank of America works with community partners like the Primavera Foundation, which takes a holistic approach to help our most vulnerable populations get back on stable footing. Primavera’s programs addressing homelessness, affordable housing, and workforce development have demonstrated meaningful and lasting results that create pathways to economic mobility for thousands across the Tucson community.”
~Primavera funder (Sr. Vice President, Bank of America)