SEACAP partnered wtih Willcox Police Department on September 3, 2019 to sponsor the Willcox Health & Safety Fair. Different businesses from Willcox and the surrounding areas came in to educate the community about the resources available to them. This also gave the Willcox Community the opportunity to meet the people behind all the great resources for our rural communities. Many businesses donated time, money and product for the success in this event. We look forward to next year's Fair!
On October 31st SEACAP staff dressed up as the Disney Villains and visited one of Benson's Elementary school to hand out to candy to their 1st grade and preschool students. SEACAP staff made over a 100 bags and with permission from school faculty delivered them to classrooms greeting all the children to a spooky surprise.
On August 2 & 5, 2019 SEACAP partnered up with Willcox Police Department to do a Back Pack Distribution and re-introduce Willcox PD to the community. The backpacks and supplies were donations. The backpacks were given to children attending Willcox Elementary School grades Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. All 150 bags were able to be distributed. Thank you to all who were involved in this project's success.
On December 18, 2015, SEACAP's first Bike Donation Event took place in Duncan, Arizona, at the Duncan Elementary School. This is SEACAP's first Bike Donation to be put together in the county, choosing to start the program in Duncan.
The idea for the even started three years earlier from a Santa's Helpers program SEACAP staff had seen in Tucson. SEACAP, then decided to put together the event and hope to be able to do in all the four counties, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz. Next year, they plan to do a town in Santa Cruz County, followed by different towns in different halves of Cochise, before coming to rest the fourth year back in Graham.
The services SEACAP provides are for low-income families. We selected the Duncan Schools to provide those services, in this case, a Christmas gift for the more disadvantaged people. This year a total of 36 bikes where donated. Donations coming from. Duncan Valley Electric, Wal-Mart in Safford, Safeway and Thriftee's in Safford. SEACAP staff also donated, and we got one crew from Morenci, the drillers from crew one where we got seven donations. Including from out of State as far from Kansas City and New Mexico. All the bikes donated at this 1st Annual Bike Donation went to children from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Older kids were treated to cake, treats and punch.
SEACAP has and continues to volunteer in the effort for a complete count in Southeastern Arizona. The agency is a part of the Complete Count Committees in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz Counties. Staff has attended meetings, manned the Census booths at different community events and also promote the importance of Census2020 in the offices. Getting our numbers will benefit everyone all around and we will do what is best for the communities we serve.
On April 20, 2019 Regional Coordinator, Virginia Avila and Case Manager Alexia Hurtado attended Safford's 4th Annual C.O.R.E event at Firth Park in Safford Arizona. Safford Arizona holds their Community Organized Resource Event every year to show all the different resources in Graham County. Many of the community's resources came together and made an appearance at the event. During SEACAP's staff time they were able to provide more information about what SEACAP does for the community and information about the Census coming in April 2020.