Richie’s Annual Barber Shop Holiday Donation Drive

By Joanne Calitri   |   November 30, 2021
Ready for their 10th annual holiday fund drive, Team Richie’s Barber Shop from left are Jess, Lex, Summer, Richie, and Carlie (Photo by Joanne A Calitri)

Richie’s Barber Shop on Coast Village Road is having its 10th Annual Holiday Donation Drive, this year for Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) Santa Barbara, with the theme, “The Limit Does Not Exist.”

Shop event lead and barber Jessica Jay is coordinating with DVS Executive Director Jan Campbell to ensure the donated items will work for the organization and safe delivery to those in need. 

“DVS is the only organization in Santa Barbara County that provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, along with other programs such as therapy, counseling, housing assistance, and job and life skills,” Jay said. “DVS is busy operating two emergency shelters and transitional housing units, so we wanted to do our part to help raise donations for necessities and toys for the kids that the agency may not have the funding for.” 

Items that anyone can drop off at the shop are brand new towels, twin-size bed sheets, kitchen supplies, and toys for kids from infant to 18 years old. All donations must be new and unwrapped with tags. 

Everyone who makes a donation can pick an ornament from the Barber Shop Holiday Tree, which may have a secret surprise, like a complimentary haircut, candy bar, or a shop THANK YOU shout out from the team.

 “The holiday season is the spirit of happiness, love, and laughter among family, friends, and our community,” said Richie Ramirez, the shop’s owner. “We hope everyone will come out and support our drive for DVS. Every donation no matter how big or how small will make a huge impact and create a smile for someone in need. Happy Holidays!”

The mission of DVS is to provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and to collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact. DVS outreach material is at the shop to learn more about the agency. 

More about DVS

The mission of DVS is to provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and to collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact. DVS outreach material is at the shop to learn more about the agency.

There are multiple ways to get involved with DVS, including volunteering, donating or attending events. There is also training available to learn to be a domestic violence peer.

The organization has a 24-hour crisis and information hotline for four areas of the county: 

Santa Barbara: 805-964-5245
Santa Maria: 805-925-2160
Santa Ynez: 805-686-4390
Lompoc: 805-736-0965

DVS also has a monthly newsletter that you can sign up for at dvsolutions.org/get-involved/

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Richie’s Barber Shop
1187 Coast Village Road
Drop off times: Monday through Saturday 9 am-6 pm or call (805) 845-9701

 

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