Tag: SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

Mammoth puts science into stem

Co-authors Rico, John and Miguel discuss photo options for their book with tutor, Steve Rumsey. Co-author Sondra was not available for this photo.

Sidonia St. Germaine Educators have long known that it is important to introduce science to children in the earliest years of their education. It is best done through hands-on experiments and projects that provide stimulating and creative learning. Mammoth Elementary School (Mammoth, Arizona) is fortunate to have a science tutor from SaddleBrooke. Steve Rumsey (Unit…

Books at Kids’ Closet

Kids at the Closet select books to take home.

Nan Nasser Do you remember, or even have, one of the first books you read? Did your children, grandchildren enjoy Pat the Bunny or Beatrix Potter stories? Remember Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series? Books have a magical way with children and are among the special items that children coming to Kids’ Closet may select and take…

SBCO and Wheels for Kids working together

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach partnered with Wheels for Kids, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing rehabbed bicycles to kids in need in the Tucson area. To date they’ve provided 1,775 bikes to various charities including 19 to SBCO last spring. To continue this program, they are in need of mechanics to fix bikes. If you have…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

A universal thank you!

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach’s (SBCO) story began in 1996 with six SaddleBrooke (SB) women discussing the local schools where the attendance rates were very low and wanted to find a way to help. They found that one reason for this was that some kids did not attend school every day because they had to share their…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

SBCO presents new mission statement and enhanced logo In February 2016, the SBCO Board met to review our progress since SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) was founded in August 1996 (20 years ago!) and to discuss our role in the future. Since the beginning SBCO has continually expanded its programs to provide more services for the…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

The Brushes with their dogs--Who walks whom?

Polish your sneakers Nan Nasser As we tolerate three digit temperatures and monsoon humidity it is difficult to envision participating in a walkathon. But on October 29, 2016, you are invited to join the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon, marking the beginning of our twentieth year of service to kids in nearby towns. The walk…

Wheels for Kids: For bicycle enthusiasts and anyone who likes to see happy faces

Melanie Stout SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has again partnered with Wheels For Kids, a nonprofit organization operating out of Oro Valley to provide refurbished bikes to needy children in our service area. Wheels For Kids operates exclusively with volunteers who love to fix up bikes and make people happy. Please check out their website http://www.azwfk.org/.…

SaddleBrooke couple extends volunteerism

Ray Wagner and Bev Harpold

Linda Schreiber Bev Harpold and Ray Wagner arrived here via the Preferred Guest program, fell in love with SaddleBrooke, moved from Illinois and for the past 18 years have devoted their time to being active in the community. I have known them for all of those 18 years and I am aware of the fact…

Clothing donations to the Golden Goose

Charlotte James The Golden Goose Thrift Shop is now accepting and picking up clothing donations. The Goose divides 100% of its profits between Impact of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services) and SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, two nonprofit charities providing services to children, families and seniors in our area. Furniture continues to be the most popular…