What is Iskashitaa?

Iskashitaa's supporters and recipients say Iskashitaa means, empowerment, cross cultural exchange, sustainability, connections, collaboration, education, community engagement, service, opportunities, arts, traditions, environmentally conscience, new experiences, identity, local food, diversity, and much more.

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Our Mission

Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This year, Iskashitaa is participating in Arizona Gives Day.  Now through April 5 we are raising funds to help us continue the work of slowing food waste in Tucson and welcoming UN refugees.  Watch a video discussing our work. Click here to give on our Arizona Gives page.  


Who do we serve?

Nearly 33 million people are uprooted from their homes by persecution and armed conflict. These refugees’ loss is incalculable: they may lose their home, livelihood, safety, belonging, or family. Currently, less than one percent of these refugees are resettled to a permanent home. Upon arrival, the success of these lucky families depend on the welcome they receive from their new community.

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Our Programs


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Jun1 Harvests
We typically harvest on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:00 AM.  We meet at our office and ca...

Event Spotlight

Volunteer Appreciation Potluck:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6 PM, St. James United Methodist Church, (3255 N Campbell Ave). Please join us for an evening of cross-cultural community building, culinary indulgence, and celebration of volunteers.  Our work would not be possible without the dedication and support of our volunteers.  Please bring a dish that feeds 6-8 people and RSVP to Jamie at volunteer@iskashitaa.org or 520-440-0100.  We hope to see you there!