Smile as you shop

Emilie Siarkiewicz

Did you know that your purchases on can benefit needy children in our neighboring communities?

Amazon has a program called “AmazonSmile” whereby they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices and same service.

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) is a 501(c)(3) organization that qualifies to receive AmazonSmile donations. All you have to do is sign up by going to and either open a new account or refer to an existing account.

Closer to home, shopping at Bashas’ is another way to help clothe and educate children in the SBCO service area extending from Catalina to the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Using a Bashas’ Community Support Card results in six percent of the dollars you spend coming to SBCO to support its programs. Cards are available at the SBCO office Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for $5. The card comes with $5 already loaded on it. To add more money to the card, stop at the customer service desk in the store. The six percent will be credited to SBCO at that time, not as you use the card at the check-out register. Please note that cards obtained at the Bashas’ customer service desk rather than at the SBCO office will not credit SBCO.

By using AmazonSmile and/or a Bashas’ card, you can smile as you shop knowing that you are helping needy children.