For more than 25 years, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been providing young people in local communities with opportunities to succeed through programs that provide food, clothing, enrichment grants and scholarships. We serve youngsters living in the “Copper Corridor”—mining towns stretching more than 100 miles from Catalina to Globe.

Programs implemented by our all-volunteer organization include:

Food — Our Annual Food Drive collects funds (and donated food) for the Tri-Community Food Bank and we deliver holiday food baskets to families in Oracle, San Manuel and Mammoth.

Kids’ Closet — Twice a year, children from pre-K to eighth grade receive new shoes, clothing and toiletries, plus a backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies.

Teen Closet — Twice a year, students from nineth through twelfth grade receive a $250 shopping budget for clothing and school supplies. Graduating seniors receive an additional shopping trip to prepare for college or work.

Education Enrichment — Grants are given to schools and community organizations to supplement the school curriculum with instructional experiences in science, math and the arts, as well as summer school, books and recreational opportunities.

Scholarships — We grant two and four-year college scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Students in a two-year program receive $1,800 per year and those in a four-year program receive $3,600. This year, alone, we granted 53 scholarships!

Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Child – Annually, these programs collect funds from SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents that volunteers then use to purchase, wrap and deliver gifts (or gift cards) to families in Oracle, San Manuel and the parents/ guardians of children attending elementary schools in Oracle, San Manuel, Kearny, Winkelman, San Carlos and Apache Tribal Social Services.

Your financial contribution to SBCO can make a BIG difference in many children’s lives. Since SBCO is a 50c3 not for profit organization (Tax ID # 86-0843458), all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Contributions are also eligible for the Arizona Tax Credit for Contributions to Charities that Provide Assistance to the Working Poor.

Your donation will be acknowledged. If you make a gift on behalf of a friend or family member, in memory of a special person or in honor of an event or person, an acknowledgement also will be sent to the appropriate person or his/her family.

You can make a secure online donation at community-outreach.org using your credit card or your PayPal account (a PayPal account is not required to make a donation). Or a donation can be made by delivering or sending a check (made payable to SaddleBrooke Community Outreach or SBCO) to: SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, Inc. 63675 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Suite L. Tucson, AZ 85739

On behalf of many local children, we thank you for your support.

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