SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community organization that was founded in 1997 to help the Arizona communities and school districts between SaddleBrooke and Miami, including the San Carlos Indian Reservation. This 100 mile corridor includes more than three counties, eight school districts, Head Start programs and approximately 4,000 youngsters.
Your Annual Food Drive Donation is Easy to Make
The 26th annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Food Drive will gather donations of food and money to support the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) based in Mammoth. TCFB serves needy families living in Mammoth, San Manuel, Oracle and the Dudleyville/Aravaipa area. Monetary donations will be accepted from March 4 to March 15. On March 16 volunteers will be out to pick up curbside food donations.
Because of inflation, the purchasing power of our donations has significantly declinedbut the number of families in need has increased. Your generous donation is even more important this year.
Donations from SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch helped to provide bi-monthly Our donations helped to provide bi-monthly emergency food boxes to 530 households (1565 people) for the past calendar year. TCFB meets a real need in the Tri-Community area, where 20% of households live below the poverty level and 10% are below 50% of the poverty level. Recent increases in the cost of gasoline, food and utilities have a significant impact on families already struggling to make ends meet. SBCO passes 100% of your donation to this food bank.
A senior, who had recently lost her husband, was very excited to receive a half-gallon of milk in her food box. She told the TCFB volunteer that she “hadn’t had milk in a long time.”!
Annual Home Tour This year’s SBCO tour of six remodeled houses is designed to show you changes – large and small – that might inspire your own home improvements. Tour attendees can choose between a morning (9:00 am to noon) or afternoon (1:00 to 4:00 pm) tour on Saturday, March 23rd . During those three hours, you’ll be able to visit all of the homes. In addition to viewing the latest interior design, you’ll see smart bathroom and kitchen makeovers, casita additions, revised floor plans and renovated outdoor living spaces.
Tickets cost $20 per person and are sold only to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. To purchase tickets on-line click here. In-person sales, check or cash only, begin at 9:00 am on Monday, March 4th in the SBCO office. With two tour times, 600 tickets will be available. When tickets are purchased, buyers will need to indicate which showing (morning or afternoon) they will attend.