NOVA Home Loans has teamed up with Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Botanical Gardens and local artist Pen Macias to donate a total of $150,000 to four Southern Arizona nonprofits through its “Where We Call Home” giving campaign.
The campaign seeks to celebrate the people and places where Tucsonans call home by championing a local artist, nonprofits, locations and patrons to join NOVA as it gives back.
NOVA has commissioned Macias to paint two 8ft x 8ft Tucson-centric murals and the pieces will be located at Reid Park Zoo and Tucson Botanical Gardens through the end of January.
Community members can participate in the campaign by posting a picture of the art and tagging NOVA Home Loans on Instagram or Facebook. NOVA will then donate $25 per post to the nonprofits up to $150,000. Recipients include Reid Park Zoo, Boys & Girls Club of Tucson, Youth on Their Own and Habitat for Humanity. For additional information, visit www.novahomeloans.com/giving .
NOVA Home Loans has a long history of supporting and giving back to the Tucson community. This has been fundamental to its culture and one of its core values since its founding over 40 years ago. Just recently, in 2021, NOVA donated $180,000 to Tucson nonprofits. Over 20 years ago, NOVA started the annual Miracle en el Barrio, the holiday toy giveaway that helps ensure children in the Tucson community receive a holiday gift.
In 2015, NOVA brought college football bowl games back to Tucson with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. NOVA sponsors many local youth sports leagues and school teams. It’s a sponsor of University of Arizona athletics, the Tucson Sugar Skulls and the 2022 Tour de Tucson. It supports the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson Jazz Festival and many other organizations and cultural events year-round.