Buy a chance to win a new car

Emilie Siarkiewicz

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach is once again participating in the Jim Click “Millions for Tucson” car raffle. This year’s Grand Prize is a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. The second prize is two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some restrictions do apply) and the third prize is $5000 cash. The drawing will be held on December 13, 2018.

Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and SBCO gets all the money collected to support its food, clothing and education programs.

Tickets may be purchased with cash, credit card or check Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the SBCO office, Suite L of the Minit Mart complex on SaddleBrooke Blvd. The last day to purchase tickets is November 30.

For more information, call Emilie Siarkiewicz at 818-0425.

Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Child program brightens the holiday season

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For more than a decade the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Child program has provided hand-picked and carefully wrapped Christmas gifts to local families and Apache children on the San Carlos reservation. In recent years, the program has grown to annually assist about 100 families and 250 Apache children. SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents provide all of the money and volunteer services required to make this program such a rousing success.

Ken and Ellen Perkins have led Adopt-a-Family since 2007 and are now helping other volunteers take over program leadership. As always, residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch are encouraged to donate to the program. Unit representatives will distribute information on how to contribute tax-deductible donations.

In addition, volunteers are needed for shopping, wrapping gifts and loading and unloading gifts.

Occasionally there is the need for an SUV owner/driver who can help transport gifts, including loading and unloading.

The program also requires a place to store about 250 bags of gifts for the Apache children for about ten days. This could be a home and/or garage where donations can be deposited and then checked by the program’s QA/audit team to ensure all presents have been collected before they are delivered to the San Carlos reservation.

If you would like to volunteer your time and/or resources to the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Child program, please contact Ken and Ellen Perkins at ellenkenperkins@gmail.com or call 825-6570.