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Business briefs 1.25.19

Friendly Pines Camp will hold a free sleepaway camp information night on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. For more information, call 928-445-2128 or visit

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block was awarded a $100,000 technology grant from the Flinn Foundation. TMA will use the grant to purchase a new customer relations management system to help TMA engage and connect with visitors, members, volunteers and supporters. The award is part of the Flinn Foundation’s Initiative for Financial and Creative Health to help organizations strengthen their programmatic core. Dr. Robert S. and Irene Flinn established the Flinn Foundation in 1965 as a privately endowed grant-making organization for the improvement of the quality of life in Arizona. For more information, visit

Youth On Their Own, a dropout prevention program, was awarded a $25,000 grant from Family Housing Resources to support YOTO’s accountability-based stipends, emergency financial assistance, and purchase of basic-needs items for 233 homeless youth excelling academically in Tucson schools. Last year YOTO helped a record 1,741 homeless students stay in school and produced 327 graduates. For more information, visit

Saffron Indian Bistro is one of many local businesses that have helped federal employees during the government shutdown. Saffron, located at 7607 N. Oracle Road, has offered furloughed federal employees free access to the lunch buffet. For more information, call 742-9100.