Tag: Donations

Put your aluminum cans to work

For more than a decade SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been recycling donated aluminum cans to raise funds for clothing, food and educational programs that benefit children in nearby communities. Using the recycling services of Tucson Iron & Metal, SBCO has to date raised $48,099. To recycle bags or boxes full of aluminum cans simply…

Summer is backpack season

Backpacks for the coming school year

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s Kid’s Closet doesn’t go on hiatus even when the school year ends. Annually the program purchases backpacks and fills them with grade-appropriate school supplies for the coming school year. Backpacks have already been purchased and loaded with much-needed supplies such as ruled paper, folders, scissors, pencils, glue, eraser and crayons. In May…

Bring home those little bottles of shampoo

Hotel toiletries

Going on vacation? Bring home from your hotel stay those unopened bottles of shampoo, conditioner or lotion and Kid’s Closet will put them to good use. Annually in the spring and fall Kid’s Closet provides school wardrobes to approximately 3,300 needy children in our tri-county area. In addition to shoes, clothing and books, they are…

Blood Drive – July 15

Linda Shannon-Hills SaddleBrooke Ranch will be hosting its first blood drive by the American Red Cross on Saturday, July 15, from 7:00 a.m. until noon at La Hacienda Clubhouse in La Mesa and Montana rooms. To make an appointment call 800-733-2767 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org. Please pass this notice along. Right now the American…

SB PaperCrafters donate cards

Carol Thompson Once again Amber Lights senior living center residents were the recipients of handmade cards from our own SaddleBrooke PaperCrafters members. Back by popular demand these folks loved the cards we placed on their doors last year, and we were asked back to do the same this year!a Our PaperCrafters group donates greeting cards…

SBR annual spring food drive planned for March 25

Bob Johnson It is time to begin planning your food purchases for the upcoming SaddleBrooke Ranch spring food drive. This has been an annual event for several years and is conducted in collaboration with SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). This year the food drive will benefit the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) based in Mammoth and serving…

Gathering Hearts 2017 kickoff

Gathering Hearts next event will be for Youth On Their Own, YOTO. The event will be a gathering of gift cards of $25 from Target, WalMart, Fry’s or Safeway. Your gift will help homeless, at risk youth to purchase food and other essentials. We will collect the cards on Friday, February 22, at the Bistro…

Used iPads needed

Elise Grimes Last year the Education Committee tutors started an experiment using iPad tablets to help fourth and fifth grade students learn math. They found that using the traditional methods including flash cards to teach multiplication and division in groups of nine or 10 students was not progressing very well. Working with the school administrators…