A banner year for SBCO Food Drive
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) and Tri-Community Food Bank (TFB) are grateful to the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who supported this year’s food drive. This year’s effort to fight hunger among residents of Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle brought in $51,537 in cash donations (a 26 percent increase over last year) and just over 22,000 pounds of food (close to last year’s record). Tremendous support from our communities made this year’s Food Drive such a success.
Cynthia Chevalley, Chairperson of TFB, enthused, “The Board and I are overwhelmed by the response to the SBCO food drive. The food donations and the money raised will help to meet the needs of our clients for five or six months. The generosity of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents makes a huge difference in the lives of many people, including 700 children and 300 seniors living in our service area. We offer a heartfelt thank you to all who supported this food drive.”
SBCO and TFB are also deeply appreciative of the more than 150 volunteers who made the Food Drive possible. It truly takes a village to publicize the event in each unit, pick up donations, sort the donated food and deliver it to the Food Bank in Mammoth. This year, students from Sycamore Canyon Academy helped unload the delivery trucks.
If you would like to contribute your food, money or time to next year’s SBCO Food Drive, mark your calendar now – the next Food Drive will be held on March 23, 2019. Volunteers are needed both for the day of the event to help with sorting and packaging, as well as Unit Captains to distribute flyers and pick up donations. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Andrea Stephens at 818-9306 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBCO Home Tour showcased remodeling projects
The response to the 2018 Home Tour was overwhelming, as evidenced by all 270 admission tickets being sold well in advance of the tour date. Tour attendees were able to see a variety of floor plans that had been transformed and personalized through skillful remodeling and design updates.
SBCO appreciated the support of the generous homeowners who included their residences in the tour: Cheri and Dick Allen, Bill and Linnea Boaz, Roy and Jacquie Christiansen, Bill and Jane Fowler, Lauren Moore, Jo and Jim Parsons and Dave and Eddylee Scott.
Northwest Builders, Red Earth Tile & Stone, SaddleBrooke Remodeling, Frame 56, and Specialty Iron sponsored the tour. And an army of volunteer docents helped direct traffic, check tickets and provide assistance to attendees. We thank them one and all.
Through ticket sales and sponsorships, SBCO raised $4,000 to support a variety of programs for children in nearby communities. Based on the interest in this year’s tour, the next Home Tour will again feature remodeled residences. The event will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019. If you would like to offer your home for the 2019 tour or serve as a docent, please send an email to Trish Parker at email@example.com.