Child & Family Resources to Hold Their First Ever Program Round-Up, at the Reid Park Zoo - AZEdNews
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Child & Family Resources to Hold Their First Ever Program Round-Up, at the Reid Park Zoo

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  • Maeghan Fasciola-Murdock   |   Child & Family Resources

Child & Family Resources (CFR) Will Be Hosting Their First-ever Program Round Up At Reid Park Zoo On Sunday, October 16, 2022, From 9 Am To 12 Pm.

Child & Family Resources (CFR) will be hosting their first-ever Program Round Up at Reid Park Zoo on Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm. Child & Family Resources is home to a wide array of FREE programs and they want the public to know all about them! Zoo attendees can visit the Program Round-Up event at no extra charge and will be able to learn about the programming offered in Tucson and throughout Arizona for babies, children, youth, teens, parents, and caregivers, all while being surrounded by the fun and adventure that the Zoo and Program Round-Up brings.

CFR staff from several programs will be located in the Zoo’s Event Garden area to talk about family needs, offer support and educational tips, and play fun family games! Programs that will have a Resource booth include Healthy Families, Prevention Programs for Youth, Child Care Resource & Referral, Employment Opportunities with Child & Family Resources (Human Resources booth), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Quality First, Nurturing Parenting Program, Family Connections, and Project Best.

There will be something for everyone who stops by the Child & Family Resources Program Round-Up. Verizon will be hosting the water station, Mildred and Dildred will be hosting Storytime, Giving a Little Arizona Magic (GLAM) will be making guest character appearances, Pam’s Fizzy Factory will be hosting the “Spin the Wheel of Fun”, and there will be raffles, games, and much more!

CFR also collaborated with Reid Park Zoo to offer $1 off zoo admission for families up to four during our event with the donation of a package of diapers to benefit the Child & Family Resources Diaper Bank. The benefits of the diaper package donation do not stop there. Each package of diapers brought and dropped off at the Child & Family Resources Program Round-Up table gains an entry ticket to the raffle! CFR will be raffling baskets of toys, a bike, educational materials and more! You do not have to be present to win.

This event is free for zoo members and the general public who purchase a zoo admission ticket. The event will be centrally located in the Event Garden from 9 am-12 pm, but you may come and go throughout the zoo as normal until 4 pm (the Zoo’s closing time).  Regular admission tickets are available for sale at the zoo entrance, or online at the Zoo’s website. If you plan to bring a donation of diapers, purchase tickets at the zoo entrance to receive the $1 off zoo admission tickets for a family of up to four.

Child & Family Resources works to build resilient children and families in numerous communities all over Arizona. They strive to help parents meet the challenges of having a low income or a child with disabilities. CFR is also committed to directly improving the lives of our youth. They organize programs to teach teens how to become better leaders and make healthy choices, and they work to support childcare centers in the area by providing education, professional development, and even food. They do all this with the support of the community.

The Program Round-Up is a first-of-its-kind resource event to benefit and educate the children and families of Tucson and throughout Arizona about the resources available to them. The CFR community has been coming together for many years to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. This fall, CFR is bringing the resources to the families. To learn more about what resources are available to you and other Arizona families or to simply support the well-being and growth of Arizona’s children, visit the Program Round-Up on October 16th at the Reid Park Zoo with a package of unopened diapers. To learn more about the event, please visit

Event Sponsors include Verizon, Desert Diamond, Desert Toyota, Mutual of America, Pull-A-Part, Paycom Payroll LLC, Allegra Marketing, Lakeshore Learning, Mildred & Dildred, and Mr. Tee’s AZ.

For more information about Child & Family Resources and the programs they offer to Arizona youth, parents, caregivers, and teachers, please visit