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The Best Local Philanthropies To Donate Your Time This Holiday Season

Joy Bean

Joy Bean is a full-time real estate professional who possesses invaluable business acumen, marketing savvy, and a portfolio of experience in both resi...

Joy Bean is a full-time real estate professional who possesses invaluable business acumen, marketing savvy, and a portfolio of experience in both resi...

Dec 4 4 minutes read

Tis the season of giving......

Not only do we love this time of year, but we love witnessing all of the generosity shared within our community. We decided to create a special list of local philanthropies and charities that deserve your time and attention this December and beyond. We’re proud to shine a light on all of these good works, and we hope that it inspires others to do the same. If we can help connect you with any of these groups please let us know. 

1. Santa Barbara Food Bank

"Transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through fresh produce and essential foods, nutrition knowledge, and education for children, families and seniors."

 

2. Santa Barbara Unity Shoppe

"If we help with “basic needs” we can prevent “welfare dependency.” No progress is possible without shelter, food and clothing."

 

3. Direct Relief

"Healthy People. Better World. That means all people, regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief's mission."


4. Heal the Ocean

"Heal the Ocean focuses on wastewater infrastructure – sewers and septic systems – as well as ocean dumping practices that have contributed to ocean pollution."

 

5. Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara

"Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold"

 

5. CASA of Santa Barbara County

"The Mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system."

 

6. Dream Foundation

"Serving terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure."

 

7. Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

"The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade (“SB3”) formed as a community volunteer response to the tragic debris flow of January 9, 2018, which devastated the community of Montecito in Santa Barbara County, CA."

 

8. Hospice of Santa Barbara

"Our Promise: To care for anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one."


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