Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) provides and supports programs that enrich the academic, artistic, and personal development of all students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, SBEF launched the Student Online Access & Resources (SOAR) campaign to ensure that no matter what happens, students will continue to have access to essential resources that provide a first-rate education. Thanks to your support, we have raised over $12,000 for the SOAR campaign. Please help us continue this effort by learning more about SOAR and making a donation.
Please visit the web page for further information on how you can help.
With the SB School District being entirely online since last March, many students were left behind due to a lack of access to internet connectivity or access to places to attend classes online in a proper learning environment. The Boys & Girls Club set-up 4 such learning pods in SB and we were able to contribute to th
Many students in SB have been shut out from their education due to inadequate access to the internet or lack of proper learning environments to attend online classes. Imagine arriving at a class and finding the door locked? Imagine not receiving an education for months at a time. We heard about the efforts of Just Communities to step up and organize learning pods for students outside at places such as Elings Park. We think that's amazing. We were able to raise some funds for them and urge you to find out more and help by donating to us or directly to Just Communities.
Just Communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders, education seminars for the general public, leadership training institutes for students and teachers, and customized consultation to local agencies for diversity and organizational change initiatives. Just Communities consciously works with people from a diverse cross-section of the community along the lines of race, income, gender, sexual orientation, age, and religious affiliation.
We have raised over $25,000 for all our campaigns and projects over the years. Thank you!
Jordan Elf is grateful to the support from COX in helping accelerate access to broadband internet for our most challenged and disconnected communities during the pandemic.
PATH provides a variety of services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness and addiction that include counseling, employment, outreach, housing navigation, interim housing, and rapid rehousing. We are grateful to PATH for giving us the opportunity to volunteer and help since the beginning of Covid. Every week we help with preparing and serving about 100.
We were informed that with winter getting close, they were in need of blankets. With the help of BTC we were able to collect over 100 blankets.
Please reach out with any blankets you may be able to donate or money you can spare. PATH is opening its doors to warming centers this year and are still in need of help. Let's try and keep our very own community warm this winter. We have a Gofundme link or you can contact us. Thank you
The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for all abused and/or neglected children by providing a highly trained volunteers to advocate for them in the court system.
This year has been especially hard on may young children. We therefore reached out to family, friends and neighbors and did a toy drive. For many of these children these maybe be the only gift they get. We are blessed for all we have, small acts of kindness is a great way of giving back.
We have partnered with BTC ( boys team charity, Santa Barbara ) who help collection new and semi used shoes from our community to hand out to people in need.
People living in poverty want a better life, but some like the opportunity.
at soles4souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use, providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
Drop off dates will be announced here
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.