Tag: SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

New clothing helps build kids’ self esteem

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore and Camille Esterman Ranchers, did you know that for the past 22 years Kids’ Closet has been providing children with new school clothing to raise their self-esteem and encourage school attendance? This SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) program illustrates the organization’s motto: It’s All About the Kids. Twice each school year, in the…

Time to register for the 22nd annual SBCO Walkathon

Nancy Moore The 22nd annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Walkathon will be held on Saturday, October 27. Plan now to participate and enhance the lives of many children in nearby communities. The event raises funds for SBCO’s many programs, including Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, educational opportunities and food donations to the Tri-Community Food Bank. The…

Volunteer! It’s good for you and those you help

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore Nonprofits rely on volunteer labor to deliver goods and services to those in need. Donating your time and talent clearly helps those who receive assistance from a food bank, educational program or other not-for-profit organization. But did you know that you also benefit from being a volunteer? Various studies have found that…

SBCO supports robotics program at Coronado K-8 school

Nancy Moore SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) supports the robotics classes offered at the Coronado K-8 School in Catalina. For several years teacher Lauren Marlatt has led an elective class titled “Engineering and Robotics.” The class offered to students in grades 6 and 7 involves programming Lego NXT and VEX robots (purchased from a division of…

Homes and volunteers sought for 2019 SBCO Home Tour

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore The upcoming annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) home tour, like last year, will focus on remodeled homes. The 2018 tour was so well received, events committee members decided to offer SaddleBrooke residents another opportunity see how their neighbors have adapted their homes for open concept living, improved storage or additional space to…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

SBCO-sponsored tutors help with math skills Nancy McCluskey-Moore For 20 years SaddleBrooke resident Robert Springer has been organizing math tutoring programs for local students. The program he started at Coronado School in Catalina, known as MathPLUS+, involves approximately 40 volunteer tutors working with students in grades three through eight. Currently, he is coordinating instruction at…

Come celebrate with SBCO

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore Since 1996 the mission of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been to provide opportunities for kids to succeed. SBCO programs and grants focus on three things important to the success of children in need: food, clothing and education. Over the past 20+ years, the variety of programs we support, as well as…

Shred, Recycle and Donate April 21

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore It’s spring and time to clean house. Pack up your old paper files and outdated electronics and bring them to the Shredding and Recycling Event on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full). The event, hosted by Long Realty-Golder Ranch, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach and the…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

  Become a SBCO Board Member and help kids thrive Nancy McCluskey-Moore For more than 20 years, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been providing opportunities for kids to succeed. This all-volunteer organization, in addition to providing clothing and food to local students, offers scholarships, funding for educational enrichment programs and tutoring services. The Education Program…

Holiday Food Baskets delivered to our neighbors

Nancy McCluskey-Moore The holidays just got a little brighter for many families in the Oracle and San Manuel area thanks to the efforts of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). Just before Thanksgiving SBCO delivered 50 holiday food baskets to area residents in need. Each basket was filled with the traditional Thanksgiving items including a large turkey…