SBRWOW in the News

SBRWOW hosted SaddleBrooke Community Outreach in April. SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who represented SBCO at the WOW event included (left to right) MaryAnn Leifer, Johana Newman, Betty Ryan, Camille Esterman, Jan Olsson, and Cathy Ratliff.

Deb McGiboney

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Women of Wine (SBRWOW) made the Arizona Daily Star newspaper on May 26. Director of Communications with SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Nancy McCluskey-Moore wrote the following article regarding the SBRWOW event that took place on April 20.

SaddleBrooke Ranch Women of Wine Learn about SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

Each month, members of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Women of Wine (WOW) group gather to socialize, share their love of wine, and sometimes learn about local organizations. On Thursday, April 20, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) provided WOW members with information about its programs to feed, clothe, enrich, and educate the kids living in the small towns that comprise the 100+ mile long “Copper Corridor.” Of the 14 schools served by SBCO, all are Title I Schools, meaning at least 40% of the students come from low-income families. In some Copper Corridor schools (from Catalina north to Globe), the figure is up to 90%. Academic achievement, as measured by subject proficiency and college readiness, is well below Arizona averages, putting students at a significant disadvantage for higher education and work opportunities.

The WOW event was a great success for SBCO. Thirteen attendees registered to become SBCO members, two people asked about employer matching gift programs, and attendees contributed $470 in unsolicited donations.

We are always seeking new members, volunteers, donors, and business supporters. If you belong to an organization that would like to learn more about how SBCO’s programs provide local kids with opportunities to succeed, please email SBCO president Denise Anthony at [email protected].