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Kids’ Closet Needs YOU!

All of our Kids’ Closet volunteers do an extraordinary job of serving some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Many of these kids, particularly post- pandemic, are unsure of their future and need our help more than ever. But to help them, we need YOUR help! We currently have 22 volunteer leaders who ensure Kids’ Closet operates incredibly well. Some…

Ray Learning Garden

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach awarded a $5,000 grant to the Ray School District for a learning garden. The district, which serves students in Pre-K through grade 12 who live in Kearny and Winkelman, created a garden to teach sustainable living practices through hands-on learning. High school and junior high students enrolled in sustainable living and similar skills classes were involved in building and…

SBCO Honors Supporters and Volunteer of the Year 2022

by Nancy McCluskey-Moore For the past 25 years, all-volunteer organization SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has provided food, clothing, educational grants and scholarships for local children in communities along the 100+-mile “Copper Corridor” that stretches north from Catalina. On April 11th, SBCO board members, volunteers and supporters gathered to celebrate the achievements of the past year, honor the special contributions made by the…

Scholarships Awarded

by Nancy McCluskey-Moore Each year SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s (SBCO) Education Committee receives applications from local high school seniors for college scholarships. After the applications are received, committee members review each student’s financial situation, high school transcript, activities, an essay about personal and professional goals and letters of recommendation. Committee members then conduct a personal interview to select the scholarship recipients. This year…

2022 Food Drive A Rousing Success

by Nancy McCluskey-Moore Since 1998, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has held a food drive to help prevent hunger and poor nutrition among residents of local communities. Each year SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents generously donate money, food and time to make the annual event a great success. This year, due to Covid, the food drive only accepted monetary donations between February 19th…

SBCO Teen Closet Assists Local High School Students

In January Teen Closet members from six high schools met at the Target store in Oro Valley. After studying hard and performing six hours of community service during the previous semester, 50 students qualified for a $200.00 shopping experience. An adult SBCO volunteer accompanied each student as they made their selections at both the Target and Ross Dress for Less stores. At…

Future Veterinarian is Thankful for Her SBCO Scholarship

Elizabeth Ziegler, a SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) scholarship recipient, says, “When I was in high school and applied for the scholarship and got it, I was so excited. But looking back, I had no idea just how much the scholarship was going to help me.” Elizabeth is currently a senior at Northern Arizona University with a major in biology. Initially she thought…

Ranchers Host Casino Night!

Jacqueline and Patrick Fancher rolled the dice and hosted a casino night for their SaddleBrooke Ranch neighbors. The goal was to raise money for SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) while having a lot of fun with their friends. To no one’s surprise, the event succeeded on both counts. Jacqueline noted, “We moved to SaddleBrooke Ranch in October 2020 from Hollister, California, although this…

CycleMasters Donation

The board of Saddlebrooke Community Outreach would like to thank the CycleMasters for their very generous donation of $1000.00. This donation was given for use of the SBCO office, Suite L, to distribute the Saddlebrooke Progress. This donation is truly appreciated and will help many. The gift, together with our volunteers, will enhance the efforts of our Community Outreach program to help…

Recycling Bin Changes Location

The location has changed for the recycling of aluminum cans. It is now located on Bobcat Canyon Drive. The recycling effort benefits “our kids” affiliated with the Saddlebrooke Communities. This effort allows to provide seasonal outfits to the disadvantaged children which in turn allows them to attend school on a regular basis. Don’t forget that we collect the pop-tops from those cans.…

Scholarship Recipient Wants to Help Others

by Mary Riemersma Makaiah Gorham, a student at BYU-Hawaii, is the consummate volunteer and is seeking a future where he can provide service and help to those in need. His goal is to ultimately help families in dire situations to build better futures for themselves. Following graduation from San Manuel High School in 2017, Makaiah volunteered in the Philippines, helping residents focus…

Save the Date – 24th Annual Food Drive on March 19th

On Saturday, March 19, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will again gather donations 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. Our community’s donations help to provide bi-monthly emergency food boxes to 468 households (1120 people) for the past calendar year. The Food Bank served 387 children…

Save on Golf Balls and Support SBCO

Since 2000, golfers’ wallets have benefited from a program that collects used golf balls on the SaddleBrooke courses and sells them to local golfers. All proceeds go to support SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s programs that provide food, clothing and educational opportunities to local kids. Since 2008, Tom Young has been assisting with (and now managing) this program. All golf balls are $5.00 per…

Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Child Programs Delivered Holiday Joy

by Linda Russell and Maggie de Block The SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Adopt-a-Child and Adopt-a-Family programs again brightened the holidays for local families and children. Very generous donors from SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch contributed $68,522 to bring holiday cheer to local families. In addition to generous donors, the program owes a huge debt to the volunteer shoppers and wrappers who contributed their…

Hardworking SBCO Volunteers Bring Thanksgiving Baskets to Local Families

The Thanksgiving holiday was brighter for many families in the Oracle and San Manuel area due to the efforts of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). Just before Thanksgiving, SBCO volunteers, chaired by Mona Sullivan and Mark Liefke, assembled and delivered 62 holiday food baskets to area residents in need. Each basket was filled with the traditional Thanksgiving items, including a large turkey and…

Feline Authors Donate 100 Adventure Books to SBCO Kid’s Closet

by Donna Thompson Feline SaddleBrooke Authors, Carly & Charly, want to share the joy of reading with kids from local communities. The first of their 7 books, How It All Began, were given to local kids along with their SBCO Kids’ Closet fall wardrobes. As each of the Adventures of Carly and Charly book series hits the shelves, Carly and Charly have…