Czarina’s Kitchen Opening Raises Nearly $200,000 for Sister Jose’s Women’s Center

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Kitchen will allow the center to prepare more than 30,000 meals a year

The grand opening of a commercial-grade kitchen at the new home of Sister Jose’s Women’s Center raised nearly $200,000 for the 9-year-old non-profit, which is dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless women.

A community celebration at the dedication of Czarina's Kitchen was held last month at the center’s new home on South Park Avenue. Thanks to an $85,000 matching grant provided by Humberto and Czarina Lopez, Jim and Vicki Click, and Rusty and Mary Garrett, the center raised more money at this single event than ever before.

It is anticipated that the fully-equipped kitchen will allow the center to prepare more than 30,000 meals a year for homeless women in need of a safe and stable environment.

"Inspiring others to give back to our community is central to the mission of the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation,” said Humberto S. Lopez. “We are honored and grateful that so many found inspiration in the mission of Sister Jose’s Women’s Center. We hope many more of our fellow Tucsonans will consider supporting this amazing facility so that their noble work can continue.”

The kitchen dedication, on April 10, 2017, attracted numerous community, business, and government leaders. The matching grant announced at the event is in addition to the $70,000 previously raised to build and equip the kitchen, which also included a lead grant from the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation.

About The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation
The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation was created by HSL founder Humberto S. Lopez and his wife Czarina in order to support causes which improve quality of life for all. The vision of the foundation is to significantly change the lives of those in need. This passion of the Lopez family is something they hope will also inspire others to give back as well as join them in efforts of community service and support.


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