Support a child

Nan Nasser

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach operates Kids’ Closet in Mammoth and provides clothing to eligible needy children in eight school districts covering three counties. Youngsters may receive sneakers, six pairs of underwear and socks, three pants and shirts, hygiene items and two fun-to-read books. The fall wardrobe includes a windbreaker and knitted hat. All of these clothing items are new, purchased at specific conventions offering excellent prices to our Kids’ Closet buyers.

The cost of a single seasonal wardrobe averages $75 per child. The cost of receiving both seasonal wardrobes, fall and spring, is $150. Since the closet opened in 1997 we have provided 49,905 youngsters with 52,976 wardrobes of clothing appropriate for classroom wear. The children are selected by school administrators, based on need, and generally bussed to the closet or brought by parents with specific appointments.

Would you like to support these kids? Our annual Walkathon, which will take place October 24, 2015, features a fresh T-shirt design and is the ticket for admission to the breakfast. The back of the shirt will have the names of people and companies that support SBCO through a direct contribution to the Walkathon. For $75 you may have your name on the shirt, and for $150 you will have your name in larger print. You can send a check to SBCO, 63675 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd, Suite L, 85739 or bring it to our office Monday through Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Indicate that the donation is for the Walkathon and print the way you wish the line to read.

The deadline for this “ad” is August 8 to enable us to have the T-shirts printed and ready for the Walkathon registration in September.

“It’s all about the kids.”