May 5 was Giving Tuesday and many worthy charities in the Tri-Counties received funding. This year’s appeals took on additional urgency given the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent donations have included $5,000 from Saalex CEO Travis Mack to Food Share Read More →
May 5 being Giving Tuesday, my inbox has been filled with emails from worthy charities reaching out for funding. This year’s appeals take on additional urgency give the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving. Among the more recent items that caught my attention was a $5,000 Read More →
The James M. Cox Foundation, a charity connected to Cox Communications, donated $25,000 to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The Foodbank has stretched itself to meet overwhelming need in the community. Since March 7, the Foodbank has delivered 77,000 pounds of food a week, more than double what it was doing in March of Read More →
DOCTORS FEND OFF VIRUS WITH LEMONS Limoneira, based in Santa Paula, is donating lemons for doctors and nurses in five New York City area hospitals, after Dr. Andrew Weber told the New York Post that he is using large doses of Vitamin C to help fight the COVID-19 virus. Limoneira said it is targeting the Read More →
A roundup of coronavirus-related briefs from around the region: • United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Foundation are teaming up on a COVID-19 response effort. The partnership will combine fundraising and decision-making resources. Initial focus is in supporting food insecurity, seniors, child care needs and health care. Applications for grants will Read More →
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Nonprofit Unite to Light and the New Beginnings Counseling Center’s Safe Parking Program have teamed up to bring light, electricity and a degree of security to about 120 folks living in their cars in Santa Barbara County. Unite to Light president Megan Birney and Safe Parking Program sponsor Mike Tognotti and daughter Sofia Tognotti put Read More →