We at TPRO believe in giving back to our community – the Old Pueblo we all live in and love.  Once a year, our members get together in a volunteer effort we call “Organize My Space,” using their organizing skills pro bono to support a local nonprofit.  Here are some highlights:
Two Green Cactus Plants at Daytime

Pima Animal Care Center Gets Organized!

PACCTPRO lends a hand to animals and the people who love them!
Read about our annual community project at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).

Supply Room Gets Organized!


As part of “Go Month” and National Get Organized Month the Tucson Professional Organizers hosted their second annual Shred-a-Thon.

The event was held on Monday, January 12th from 8 AM to 2 PM and all proceeds benefited the First Rate Second Hand Thrift Store.

For a $5 donation per box, documents were confidentially shredded by Iron Mountain Shredding Company, who donated their services for this event.

KOLD TV promoted the event on air and KVOI/KGNT 690 AM was at the event doing a live remote.  The Tucson Professional Organizers showed their enthusiasm and passion for this wonderful cause and, as always, enjoyed helping in the community in any way that they can!

Thrift Store2009 Shred-a-thon




TPRO thanks the Tucson community for their support and participation in the Shred-A-Thon held on January 15, 2008.  We partnered with Arizona Small Business Association, Iron Mountain Shredding, and Jet Express Airline to host the event.  Iron Mountain shredded more than 9 tons of paper brought in that day. Jet Express donated one hundred $25 discount coupons toward tickets on their airline, and two free round trip tickets to the person who brought in the most paper.  Winner of those tickets was Arnold Mendez, Jr. of A & M Shell Station on E Speedway.  He brought in 40 boxes of paper. Donations of $5 per box – with many people giving more – raised $3500 for The Giving Tree non-profit.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

In sync with the efforts of more than 4,000 organizers nationally through NAPO’s (National Association of Professional Organizers) Get Organized Month, Tucson Professional Organizers (TPRO), donated their organizing expertise to complete a project for yet another Tucson non-profit organization.

This year, Habitat for Humanity was selected to receive the services of our TPRO members for five consecutive days, January 9-13!

Habitat Tucson has been building at the same site, Balboa and Laguna, for more than four years.  There are 25 employees working with Habitat, including those at the construction site, store and office. Eight of these employees are on site, and supervise the construction of dozens of homes.  The bulk of the actual construction, however, is accomplished by community volunteers, who, although often inexperienced with tools and construction, are committed to moving families into permanent housing.

In addition to sharing the values of Habitat, each member of Tucson Professional Organizers is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the volunteer crews. One way we did this was to house the tools they need in the same consistent location.

We spent our time digging through the contents of five-gallon tubs of intermingled screws and nails of all lengths and sorting them, physically separating power tools from other supplies, distinguishing finish hammers from other hammers, and labeling, labeling, labeling. At the conclusion of approximately 100 hours of work, even a new volunteer could enter the supply building and easily find and return materials during their volunteer shift!

Once construction at Balboa and Laguna is finished, and all of the materials are moved to the next Habitat construction site, we Organizers feel certain that Matt Brodie and his dedicated crew will have a firm grasp of the inventory they’ll be taking with them!  In fact, we’re told that we inspired a regular volunteer so much, that he’s made organizing his assigned task every week he volunteers.

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona

pilot parents

We are delighted to describe how we improved the organizational status of Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona.

The mission of Pilot Parents is to provide encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs so that their children can reach their maximum potential. With that in mind, our approach was double-pronged:

  • We reorganized their supply closet.
  • We totally revamped and reorganized their collection of books and videos, dealing with special needs as diverse as Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Major Depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • We entered all of their resource materials into a new database which can be more effectively accessed by parents. This ensures that no matter what kind of information parents are searching for – medical information on a specific disability, or strategies to become more effective advocates for their children in both the school system and community at large – the resources that Pilot Parents has will be quickly and easily accessed in their office.
Pilot Parents

Tucson Resident

In 2005, TPRO not only reorganized this client’s home, but also moved it to a new location.  Furthermore, throughout this process, this client discovered hundreds of items that could be sold and transformed into CASH.

TPRO members feel honored to have had the opportunity, once again, to contribute to the quality of life for residents in our beloved city of Tucson.

Before TPRO arrived:
After TPRO members moved this client to the new location: after

Casa de los Niños

In 2004 we tackled the huge attic storage space of Casa de los Niños. Our membership consists of various specialties which can transform all types of disorganized environments, including this one. It was a challenging project, but as usual, TPRO got it done!

Ronald McDonald House

During this organizing project, members of TPRO totally revamped the storage spaces of the Ronald McDonald House. Below are some “Before” and “After” photos:
Wrapping Center (Before)
Wrapping Center (After)
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Do you know of a local nonprofit organization that could use a little help organizing its space?  Contact us for information on how to apply.