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Education - United for Literacy
Through our programs Imagination Library and Reading Plus, we work to ensure that the importance of adequate literacy is not forgotten in our area. Imagination Library provides children under the age of 5 with a free, age-appropriate book each month - no strings attached. Our partnership with Reading Plus is implemented in many schools in Santa Barbara County to help students build and improve reading fluency.
Home for Good SBC - Flexible Subsidy Fund
Home For Good Santa Barbara County supports a Coordinated Entry System, a no-wrong door, countywide system that engages and connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resources for their needs. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home for good
Northern Santa Barbara County United Way
United Way brings caring people together to address our community's toughest challenges. Our mission is to Live United.
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