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SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

A Teen Closet shopper and SaddleBrooke Ranch resident, Corine Sturdivant, review the shoe selection at Target.

Nancy McCluskey-Moore Since the summer of 2001 students between the ages of 13 and 18 have purchased new clothing and school supplies through the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Teen Closet. Students from San Manuel, Canada del Oro and Ironwood Ridge High Schools eagerly shop in Target and Ross with the assistance of a volunteer and…

Ready, set, walk!

Nancy McCluskey-Moore On Saturday, October 28, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will be hosting its 21st annual Walkathon. This event helps to raise the funds needed to support a wide range of food, clothing and education programs that benefit youngsters living in nearby communities. The Walkathon begins at 7:40 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse parking…

Shred, recycle and donate in one easy step

Nancy McCluskey-Moore Is your home cluttered with useless paper files and electronics? Pack up those unwanted items and bring them to the shredding and recycling event on Saturday, November 11, 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 Beacon…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

Join the Walkathon on October 28

Time to register for the Walkathon The 21st annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Walkathon will be held on Saturday, October 28. 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…

Kids’ Closet improves lives

At Kids’ Closet a volunteer “personal shopper” assists every child.

Since its inception in 1996, Kids’ Closet has focused on providing children with new school clothing to raise their self-esteem and school attendance. Each school year, in the fall and spring, thousands of students from rural communities eagerly await their opportunity to come to the custom-built Kids’ Closet in Mammoth. Children eligible to receive free…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

A “College for Kids” classroom

SBCO supports “College for Kids” Each summer Central Arizona College Foundation offers a two-week science enrichment program, “College for Kids,” for 50 children between the ages of seven and 11. Students from Oracle, San Manuel, Mammoth, Dudleyville, Hayden, Kearney and Superior come to the Central Arizona College campus to participate in hands-on activities led by…

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…

SBCO celebrates its 20th anniversary

Bud and Karen Stott, the volunteers of the year

Nan Nasser On Tuesday, April 18, the MountainView Ballroom was filled with friends and members of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) ready to celebrate 20 years of services that provide opportunities for kids to succeed in a specific geographic area. Tables were decorated with black cloths, silver and gold balloons and stars. Hot appetizers were available,…