SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

Cashier Carolyn models as a snow queen.

Cashier Carolyn models as a snow queen.

Golden Goose Fashion Show September 14, 2015

Nan Nasser

The weather will turn cooler, you will head out to tour a few spots around Tucson and you will probably want a new outfit for the new season.

Come to the Golden Goose Thrift Shop Fashion Show, Monday, September 14 at the MountainView Ballroom beginning at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers have been selecting their outfits and the script is being prepared.

There will be a brief SaddleBrooke Community Outreach meeting to start the show. Register for the Walkathon, buy a raffle ticket for the Jim Click anniversary Mustang, ask questions about our programs, pay your dues and have a great time watching the models and their outfits.

Want more information? Check our website:

Shoes from smallest to largest sizes.

Shoes from smallest to largest sizes.

Shoes make kids happy

Nan Nasser

A little boy came to the Kids’ Closet, operated by SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, for his first visit. He chose the clothes, but his favorite item was a bright new pair of sneakers! He liked them so much he wanted to wear them to bed!

Wouldn’t you like to help SBCO supply happiness to needy children in nearby communities?

Then join us at the annual Walkathon, October 24, starting at HOA1 parking lot. At 7:30 a.m. there will be warm-ups led by Vital Moves; the walk will start about 8:00 a.m. with a loop around Ridgeview Avenue. There will be a shorter route available. Once back at HOA1 you may enjoy a hot breakfast and raffle ticket awards.

Registration will begin in September at $30 per person. That includes the tee shirt which is your ticket for the breakfast! Pets on leashes are welcome; there will be water stations and golf cart support for those who can’t complete the walk. Don’t wish to walk? Register, put on your tee shirt and come for breakfast and fellowship.

You are also invited to support this event by having your name put on the back of the tee shirt. A one line entry is $75 and for $150 you will have your name in larger print. It costs SBCO $75 per child for a seasonal wardrobe.

The proceeds from this event help to cover expenses for Kids’ Closet, for education programs and for nutritional support of the Tri Community Food Bank. More information is available on our website:

Behind the scenes at Kids’ Closet

Patrick Polencheck

It’s summer in our wonderful SaddleBrooke community and many of our dedicated volunteers are gone for the season. But there is still much work behind the scenes to be done prior to reopening for the fall/winter school year. This year’s opening will be on Thursday, September 17 and continue through November 23, 2015. Therefore, to prepare for this season, our four buyers are hard at work determining the items for their shopping list in preparation for their buying trip to Las Vegas in August. Based on the 2,732 children we clothed during our 2014/15 session, our team of buyers (Jo Sauvegeau, Jeanette Wollinka, Nancy Moore and Karen Haddock) is working diligently to assess our needs for this session, by taking into account some of the latest fashion trends that children from pre-Kindergarten through grade eight would like to wear to school. Starting with underwear, socks, footwear, shirts, pants hats and jackets for each child is one large order. That is just for starters! Once these items are purchased, they now have to be processed. That is where our receiving managers Richard and Lori Snead see to it that all the clothing is verified and then sorted into like sizes and binned for its trip to the Kids’ Closet in Mammoth (30 miles north of SaddleBrooke). After they arrive our two warehouse managers, Pat Schlote and Melanie Stout, will check it in and place it in the appropriate sections. This is a big task taking many hours of work so that once Kids’ Closet opens for business everything is ready to go. What would we do without these dedicated volunteers? There are many more volunteer jobs available. If you are interested, please contact: SaddleBrooke Community Outreach located in Suite L in the commercial center or call: 520-825-3302. Kids’ Closet is open on Mondays, Thursdays and occasional Saturdays.

Holiday Home Tour

Nan Nasser

It might be hard to envision a holiday home tour during these summer months but it will happen! And with that tour there will be a boutique of hand crafted items.

For those of you who have already offered to donate things, would you please try to bring them to Suite L (home of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach) in the commercial center from Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 2 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

We have a sign in sheet for you. Traditionally we have offered items at 50% off during the last part of the boutique; you are welcome to deny that offering and we will set your items aside. There is still plenty of time to create something for SBCO!

The tour itself will take place on Sunday, December 6 starting with the boutique at noon and the homes will be open at 1:00 p.m. The tour ends at 5:00 p.m. and the boutique at 6:00 p.m. The brochure highlighting the homes will be available by 12:30 p.m. with maps and directions for you.

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach provides services to needy children in a 100 mile corridor that extends from Catalina through the mining communities in Pinal County and across to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Gila County. We provide new clothing, educational opportunities and support of the Tri Community Food Bank. All proceeds from this event will be directed to those programs. We are 100% volunteer, a 501c3 charity and probably touch the lives of 4,000 kids!

Plan to join us on December 6 to enjoy the homes decorated for Christmas and Hanukkah. Questions? Call Nan Nasser at 825-1245.

Win a Ford Mustang

Emilie J. Siarkiewicz

Then here’s your chance of winning just such a car, Ford Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Edition, Number 1954. There were only 1,964 produced. It is a 2015 GT Coupe four passenger sports car with a 5.0L TI-VCT V8 engine, six speed select shift transmission, premium 50 year trim package and leather seats in the limited edition cashmere and black color scheme. The exterior is Wimbledon White like the color of the very first Mustang produced.

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) is participating in the Jim Click Automotive Team’s Millions for Tucson charity car raffle . Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Proceeds from ticket sales will be retained by SBCO to support our programs including Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, education, scholarships and food support for needy children in neighboring communities.

Rumor has it, but it’s only a rumor, the car could ultimately be worth $300,000. By purchasing a ticket you have the opportunity to win this awesome car and to help the needy children and their families in our area. Tickets are available at Suite L in the SaddleBrooke Commercial Center, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.)or by visiting the SBCO website Is a road trip in your future?

The last opportunity to purchase tickets is during the Annual SBCO Walkathon on October 24, 2015, at the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket!