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2017 DC Ranch Annual Report

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DC RANCH GIVES The Community Council launched a comprehensive philanthropic program called DC Ranch Gives in January 2017. Its mission is to provide residents with meaningful opportunities to engage with each other while giving back to the broader community. Residents participated in nearly a dozen “Gives” events in the first year. With that, they: • Packed 1,600 “Bags of Hope” at Kitchen on the Street • Collected 639 school supplies for Scottsdale’s Back to School Program • Donated 1,960 non-perishable items to United Food Bank • Prepared 60 meals for families in need at Homeward Bound A total of 110 volunteers assisted with DC Ranch Gives service projects, and almost 10,000 items were donated through collection drives. 88

TOUR DE SCOTTSDALE To date, DC Ranch’s Tour de Scottsdale cycling event has raised $600,000 for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy through registration, donations, and sponsorships. In October 2017, nearly 1,500 cyclists rode in the Tour which starts and finishes on Market Street and circumnavigates the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. 9