HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Community

 High-End Used Saddles is pleased to have been nominated for the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Good Neighbor Award. The Good Neighbor Award honors a business that has shown a commitment to making southern Arizona a better place through community service and support of local charities.

 "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Some of the friends I made while volunteering at the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary.
Some of the friends I made while volunteering at the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
- Cori McGraw

 

My name is Cori McGraw, and as proprietor of High-End Used Saddles, it is my conviction that we can use our shopping choices as fuel for positive change in our communities.

That is why in addition to helping you get the tack you want at a price that meets your needs, it is my decision to donate 10% of proceeds from my business to causes that I think are helping to make the world a better place. Here are some of the organizations that together through you shopping and/or consigning here and me donating a portion of every sale, we've been able to assist in the past year: 

  • American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics (supports athletics such as wheelchair basketball for students who are adapted athletes. See the awesome documentary Rebound for more info on this movement.)
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Folds of Honor (provides scholarships to the children and spouses of military personal who have fallen or become disables while serving our nation.)
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • Ironwood Pig Santuary (potbellied pig rescue, home to over 600 rescued pigs in Southern Arizona, a great place to volunteer and/or visit if you have the chance!)
  • Organic Consumers Association  (a non-profit advocacy group for organic agriculture, dedicated to promoting health justice and sustainability. A central focus of the OCA is building a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption.)
  • Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (grassroots organization of concerned citizens that successfully fought to prevent wild horses in the Phoenix area from being removed/destroyed)
  • Save the Saveable (promotes adoption of shelter animals that might normally be overlooked for adoption, such as older animals or those missing an eye, leg, etc. within Pima County)
  • SPCA International (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, known as ASPCA here in the U.S.)
  • Tucson Wildlife Center (rescue and rehabilitation of injured wildlife)
  • United Nations Refugee Agency
  • White Helmets (helps provide safety equipment for volunteer rescue workers who risk their lives trying to save others affected by bombings in Aleppo and other regions)

 

High-End Used Saddles has sponsored the following championships/finals:

  • New England Equitation Championships
  • Arizona Hunter Jumper Association Medal Finals

 

In addition, High-End Used Saddles has donated products to support the following equestrian organizations:

  • THJA (Tucson Hunter/Jumper Association)
  • AHJA (Arizona Hunter/Jumper Association)
  • IEL (Interscholastic Equestrian League

  

Further, to support preserving the environment, At High-End Used Saddles we recycle all paper used in our business and repurpose or recycle all shipping boxes. (Recycling the number of used boxes we work with is quite an event that involves coming in on day off and loading up the vehicle with broken-down boxes to drive across town to the facility large enough to handle our quantity, but I think it's worth the time and effort to do the right thing.)

I challenge other entrepreneurs to do the same! Thank you for voting with your dollars to support a company interested in making a positive impact in our communities locally and globally. It is my conviction that one can run a good business and use that success to be a partner with your community for the greater good.

- Cori McGraw