Tag archives: toy drive

Richie’s Barber Shop 12th Annual Holiday Donation Collection
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 12, 2023

It was an animated holiday gathering of Richie and his Montecito barbers with this year’s selected nonprofit organizations for his annual holiday toys and funds drive. Richie’s Barber Shop is starting to collect the donations – feel free to drop off any time the shop is open or by appointment. The donations will be heading […]

Cottage Children’s Medical Center Hosts Holiday Toy Drive
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 28, 2023

Cottage Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) is hosting its annual holiday toy drive to bring some extra joy to pediatric patients during the holiday season and throughout the year. The community is encouraged to participate in the toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys, games, and supplies for activities. There are three ways to participate in […]

A Great Montecito Neighbor is Making Stories Matter
By Sharon Byrne   |   December 31, 2020

Last Sunday, community godfather and Christmas Elf Dana Newquist organized the second Montecito-To-Unity toy and fundraising drive and caravan for delivery. A great group met up at the Upper Village in classic cars, ready to donate toys and funds for the second week in a row. Dana asked me to get up on the 1937 […]

Santa Barbara Salvation Army Toy Drive Helps Hundreds of Families Celebrate Christmas
By Nick Schou   |   December 31, 2020

The shortest day of the year turned out to be an unexpectedly generous one for needy Santa Barbara area drive families. From 9 am to 6 pm on Monday, December 21, the Santa Barbara Salvation Army held a food and toy drive at its headquarters on Hollister Avenue, providing gifts of food and toys to […]

Richie’s Barber Shop Annual Toy Drive Adds a Twist
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 10, 2020

Richie’s Barber Shop has held its annual toy drive for kids for nine years and this time it has added an element for our lockdown times: adopting a pet from the local animal shelter. The shop’s annual Christmas tree is decorated with photos of the pets for adoption, and the American Flag stands proudly at […]

Toy & Food Drive at MFPD
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 15, 2018

The 7th annual Season of Hope food and toy drive is underway; Montecito Fire Protection District is now accepting donations of non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys at both fire stations. The community-wide event is sponsored by KSBY and includes local non-profit organizations, fire departments, and several businesses.  The donations go to the Unity Shoppe’s “Central Distribution Facility,” […]

Save the Date for Shop Coast Village
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 30, 2017

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 14, when many retailers will welcome shoppers to a special shopping event on Coast Village Road, organized by the Coast Village Association. Shops will be offering special discounts and gifts, refreshments, entertainment, and even a photo opportunity with Santa! The event, called Shop Coast Village, is from 4 to […]