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GIVE! On the frontline of the fight for our community are thousands of Donors, Sponsors and Volunteers involved to bring LIVE UNITED to life by giving selflessly of their time, treasure and talents to create lasting solutions and improve the quality of life for all of us who call Santa Barbara County home! 

VOLUNTEER! Whether it’s reading to children, serving as a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income tax clients, delivering meals to homebound seniors or being part of the annual Day of Caring, there are hundreds of ways to roll up your sleeves and make a difference!

Registration for our Elks Hold 'Em for Literacy Poker Tournament will be announced soon. The buy-in is $50, and a table for 9 players can be purchased for $400. Sponsorships are available (contact Josh@LiveUnitedSBC.org).  All proceeds benefit Northern Santa Barbara County United Way's literacy programs, including Imagination Library and Reading Plus

Who: United Way & Sunshine Poker League (and YOU!)

What: 6th Annual Elks Hold 'Em for Literacy Poker Tournament

When: TBD

Where: TBA

Why: For the Children! And the Great Prizes!

Celebrate over six decades of impact with United Way. Support the FOR IMPACT partnerships addressing education, financial stability and homelessness. United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We will win this fight by creating opportunities and a platform for everyone to make a personal impact over the course of their lives.

After 13 years, the Ball has been interrupted due to COVID-19, but we will be back!  For now, please consider a fourth quarter gift to continue supporting the important work accomplished by the United Way teams and partners.

How:

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Drawing - $100 each
  • 2021 Dodgers VIP Pass for 4 - $100 for 5 tickets
  • The Great Golf Ball Drop - $100 for 5 tickets

Who: Everyone who is interested in helping to create stronger communities.

What: 14th Annual Mayors' Ball for United Way - COVID Style

When: Fall 2020

Where: Virtually Everywhere

Why: Celebrate over 6 decades of impact with United Way. Support the FOR IMPACT partnerships addressing education, financial stability and homelessness. United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We will win this fight by creating opportunities and a platform for everyone to make a personal impact over the course of their lives.

Sabrina Dana

Sabrina Dana

2020 ELKS RODEO QUEEN CANDIDATE RAISED OVER$115,000

Your support has enabled United Way and partners to continue providing Literacy, Homeless Veterans & COVID-19 Recovery programs.

We all win when we live United.

Our children have better opportunities in life and our economy benefits by having a stronger workforce for local businesses.

BIG thanks to the Dana Family, all the donors, and sponsors.

The Queen Campaign is over, but you can still help support the causes - simply click on The Mayors' Ball for details.

 

In 2019, Emily Sabedra, a sophomore at St. Joseph High School helped us raise $96,000!

What did we do with the funds raised?  

  • Housed 15 homeless Veterans.  Provided these Veterans furnishings, household goods, and decorations for their newly built apartments.
  • Recruited 30 AmeriCorps Members to perform outreach and assistance to homeless individuals and families throughout Santa Barbara County.
  • Funded Coordinated Entry System to assess and enter homeless individuals and families into a management database where decision-making solutions help sustain our program and helps them grow and stay off the streets.

   

 

Emily Sabedra

 

Emily Sabedra,
United Way Rodeo Princess 2019
 

2021 ERQ Candidate?

 

 Seyenna Cavazos

 

Seyenna Cavazos,
United Way Rodeo Princess 2018

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Volunteer - Register Here to Get Connected 

On the frontline of the fight for our community are thousands of volunteers who bring LIVE UNITED to life by giving selflessly of their time and talents to create lasting solutions and improve the quality of life for all of us who call Santa Barbara County home! Click the VOLUNTEER button at the top of any page to join the fight.

Whether it’s reading to children, serving as a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income tax clients, delivering meals to homebound seniors or being part of the annual Day of Caring, there are hundreds of ways to roll up your sleeves and make a difference!

The Annual Point-In-Time Count 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT. The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on (TBD) from 5:30am-8:30am. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homeless. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Sign up on our website www.liveunitedsbc.org. Volunteer trainings will be held in January. Join us today. Change doesn’t happen without you.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Each year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to assist with fundraising and community impact fund decision making. Fundraising volunteers assist during the annual campaign and during events throughout the year.

In addition, a number of other special committees meet throughout the year to plan such events as the Mayors Ball, the Rodeo Queen Campaign, and more.

If you would like to volunteer for Northern Santa Barbara County United Way, simply contact us, and we will be happy to put you to work!