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May 2018 United Way's Women United Holds Gathering (Independent)

May 2018 United Way Thomas Fire & Flood Funding Assists Habitat for Humanity Rebuilding Lost Homes (Edhat)

May 2018 United Way Receives $200,000 from Jack Johnson Benefit Concert (Edhat)

April 2018 United Way Opening Relief Applications (Edhat)

April 2018 Santa Barbara County agencies assisting fire, mudslide victims to receive $300K (KSBY)

April 2018 United Way Adds $300,000 to County Agencies for Disaster Relief (Noozhawk)

March 2018 An Info Center Opens in Montecito (Independent)

March 2018 After Disaster in Montecito, Where Is All the Money Going? (Independent)

March 2018 Women Leaders at Forefront of New United Way Program to Booster Childhood Education (KEYT)

March 2018 Women United Launches Philanthropic Support and Advocacy Efforts (Noozhawk)

March 2018 United Way Offers Free Income Tax Help (Noozhawk)

March 2018 Santa Barbara High Students Again Help Those in Need with Free Income Tax Preparation (Noozhawk)

February 2018 Women United Launch to Bring Support and Advocacy to United Way Education Programs (KSBY)

February 2018 Women United to Bring Philanthropic Support to Education Programs (Noozhawk)

February 2018 United Way to Distribute $500,000 to Thomas Fire, Flood Recovery (Noozhawk)

February 2018 United Way to Distribute $1.5M to Assist SoCal Disaster Victims through April; Victim Applications Open (PRNewswire)

February 2018 Former Gauchos Return for LA Galaxy Match Against Fresno FC at UCSB (Noozhawk)

February 2018 LA Galaxy to Donate Feb. 15 Match Proceeds to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund (LA Galaxy)

February 2018 LA Galaxy to Donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund (SB Family & Life)

February 2018 Local Residents Get First Shot at Jack Johnson Fundraiser Tickets at the Santa Barbara Bowl (KEYT)

February 2018 Jack Johnson Concert a Benefit for Fire, Flood Recovery (Noozhawk)

February 2018 Community Rallies to Help Montecito Mudslide Victims (Noozhawk)

February 2018 Blue Ribbons Worn at Film Festival Help Raise Funds for United Way (KEYT)

February 2018 United Way of Greater Los Angeles Now Accepting Grant Applications for Funds Collected for Victims of Southern California Wildfires and Floods (PRWeb)

January 2018 Pacific Western Bank Gives $100,000 to Thomas Fire, Flood Fund (Noozhawk)

January 2018 'Music for Healing and the Community' Concert Raised $32K for Local Flood Victims (Amigos805)

January 2018 'Music for Healing and the Community' Concert Raised $32K for Local Flood Victims (Independent)

January 2018 Music for Healing Concert Raised $32,000 for Flood Victims (Noozhawk)

January 2018 Santa Barbara Eats and Drinks for Thomas Fire, Montecito Flood Victims (Independent)

January 2018 A Community United (VOICE Magazine)

January 2018 United for Education (The Current)

January 2018 United Way Establishes Thomas Fire and Flood Fund (Noozhawk)

January 2018 CA Mudslide: How to Help Victims in Montecito (Moorpark Patch)

January 2018 To Help Storm Victims, Give to Verified Relief Agencies (SB Family & Life Magazine)

January 2018 United Way Expands Thomas Fire Relief Fund To Help Flood Victims (KCLU)

January 2018 Community Donation Efforts Begin to Help Montecito Mudslide Victims (LA Times)

January 2018 To Help Storm Victims, Give to Verified Relief Agencies (Noozhawk)

January 2018 Campground, Hotel Post Discounts for Those Forced From Homes (Noozhawk)

January 2018 United Way to Support Flood Victims through Reestablished Thomas Fire and Flood Fund (Amigos805)

January 2018 Pacific Western Bank Donates $100,000 to Thomas Fire Recovery (PR Newswire)

January 2018 Pacific Western Bank Donates $100,000 to Thomas Fire Recovery (Markets Insider)

January 2018 Little Girl with Big Heart Cooks up Benefit for Fire Victims (Noozhawk)

January 2018 Big Buzz (VC Reporter)

December 2017 Thomas Fire Fund Fundraiser to be Held Saturday in Morro Bay (KSBY)

December 2017 Donate to Thomas Fire Victims (Edhat)

December 2017 In Wake of Thomas Fire, Groups Mobilize to Help Those Lacking a Safety Net (VC Star)

December 2017 Red Cross Issuing First Payment From Thomas Fire Fund (Noozhawk)

December 2017 Initial Distribution to be Made from Thomas Fire Fund by United Way of Ventura County Through Red Cross (PR Newswire)

December 2017 Lompoc Girl's Hot Cocoa Stand Raises Hundreds for Thomas Fire Fund (KSBY)

December 2017 United Way Thomas Fire Fund Reaches $2.25 Million (Noozhawk)

December 2017 How to Help: Donate to Thomas Fire Relief at Foodbank, Salvation Army, Red Cross (Lompoc Record)

December 2017 United Way Thomas Fire Fund Gets Corporate and Individual Support from Across the Country, $2.1 Million to Date (Erie News Now)

December 2017 United Way Thomas Fire Fund Gets Corporate and Individual Support from Across the Country, $2.1 Million to Date (Business Insider)

December 2017 Lyft Adds United Way Worldwide to In-App Feature as Charitable Partner (Mil Tech)

December 2017 United Way in Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties Unite to Aid Fire Victims (Noozhawk)

December 2017 Deckers Benefit for United Way (KCLU)

December 2017 United Way of Santa Barbara Joins United Way of Ventura County Fundraising Initiative: United Way Thomas Fire Fund (PR Newswire)

November 2017 Young Leaders Society Strikes it Rich at Bowling Fundraiser (Noozhawk)

November 2017 United Way of Santa Barbara County Young Leaders Society Hosts Bowl-a-thon (SB Family & Life Magazine)

November 2017 Bowl-a-Thon Looks to Pin Down Donations for Education (Noozhawk)

November 2017 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Young Leaders Society Presents the 8th Annual United We Bowl (NPRN)

October 2017 United Way's 21st Annual Red Feather Ball Most Successful in Event's History (Noozhawk)

October 2017 Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Pupils' Reading Proficiency (Amigos805)

October 2017 Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Pupils' Reading Proficiency (Noozhawk)

September 2017 Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from "Learning to Read" to "Reading to Learn" for Third Graders (Edhat)

September 2017 Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from "Learning to Read" to "Reading to Learn" for Third Graders (Amigos805)

September 2017 Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from "Learning to Read" to "Reading to Learn" for Third Graders (NPRN)

September 2017 1,200 Volunteers Took Part in United Way of Santa Barbara County's 26th Annual Day of Caring (Amigos 805)

September 2017 Third Grade Opens Pivotal Chapter in Children's Learning (Noozhawk)

September 2017 United Way Red Feather Ball a Red Letter Benefit for Literacy Programs (Noozhawk)

September 2017 Thousands of Volunteers Pitch In for United Way of Santa Barbara County's Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

September 2017 Kids Go Back to School with Well-Stocked Backpacks (Noozhawk)

September 2017 Day of Caring (The Current)

August 2017 Build Up a Child's Character for Life Success (Santa Barbara Family & Life)

August 2017 United Way honors local people, businesses and organizations (Santa Barbara Family & Life)

June 2017 United Way Kids Get "Up Close and Musical" with Help of Music Academy, Montecito Bank & Trust (Noozhawk)

June 2017 United Way Honors Legacy Donors at 32nd Annual Heritage Club Luncheon (Amigos 805)

June 2017 United Way of Santa Barbara Honors Members Old and New (Edhat)

February 2017 United Way Volunteer Program Offers Free Income Tax Help (Noozhawk)

January 2017 The S.B. Questionnaire: Steve Ortiz (Independent)

January 2017 United Way Looks to Different Demographics to Help Its Programs (KEYT)

November 2016 United Way of Santa Barbara County Appoints Steve Ortiz as President/CEO (Noozhawk)

October 2016 United Way Holds Exquisite Red Feather Ball (Independent)

September 2016 United Way of Santa Barbara County Prepares for Day of Caring (KEYT)

September 2016 City National Bank Partners with United Way to Provide Back-to-School Kits to Elementary Students (Noozhawk)

August 2016 United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 25th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 17 (Nonprofit Resource Center)

August 2016 United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 25th Annual Day of Caring on 9/17 (Independent)

August 2016 Support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Enter to Win V.I.P. Tickets to See Dolly Parton at the Santa Barbara Bowl (Amigos 805)

July 2016 Hundreds of Santa Barbara Kids Play Olympic Style Games (KEYT)

June 2016 Montecito Bank & Trust, Music Academy of the West Help United Way Students Get Up Close and Musical (Noozhawk)

June 2016 Program In Santa Barbara County Uses Fun To Spark Summer Learning Among At-Risk Kids (KCLU)

June 2016 Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event (KEYT)

May 2016 United They Stand (Montecito Journal, p. 5-6)

May 2016 United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 93rd Annual Awards Celebration (Noozhawk)

February 2016 United Way Volunteers Offer Income Tax Help (KEYT)

May 2015 Community Partners Honored at United Way Gala (KEYT)

May 2015 Local Volunteers Recognized (SB News-Press)

Oct 2014 United Way of Santa Barbara County Goes Red, Hot and Swing for Red Feather Ball (Noozhawk)

Oct 2014 United Way Heating Up Red Feather Ball with "Red, Hot & Swing" Theme (Noozhawk)

Sep 2014 Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers Collect 4,695 Pounds of Trash, Recyclables (Noozhawk)

Sep 2014 United Way Celebrates Grand Opening of United Learning Canter to Assist Students (Noozhawk)

Sep 2014 More Volunteers Needed for United Way's Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

Aug 2014 United Way's Red Feather Ball to Honor Jean Schuyler, Santa Barbara County (Noozhawk)

Aug 2014 United Way Seeks Volunteers to Serve Community for a Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

Aug 2014 United Way's Young Leader Society Celebrates Five Years with Sunset Cruise (Noozhawk)

Aug 2014 United Way Fun in the Sun Summer Program Ends with Olympic Games Party (Noozhawk)

July 2014 United Way Young Leaders Society Celebrating Five Years of Success with Sunset Cruise (Noozhawk)

July 2014 United Way of Santa Barbara County Leaders to Get Dunked for a Cause (Noozhawk)

July 2014 United Way Fun in the Sun Program Pilots Guest Speaker Series "Failing Forward" (Noozhawk)

July 2014 United Way of Santa Barbara County Welcomes Three New Staff Members (Noozhawk)

July 2014 Montecito Bank & Trust, Music Academy Give Kids the Opportunity to Get "Up Close & Musical" (Noozhawk)

June 2014 United Way Recognizes Franklin Students for Achievement in Literacy (Noozhawk)

June 2014 Calle Real Center Hosting "Caring & Sharing" Block Party, Nonprofit Showcase (Noozhawk)

June 2014 Friendship Center Honors the "Big Hearts" of its Volunteers and Donors (Noozhawk)

May 2014 United Way Honors Volunteers for Income Tax Assistance (Noozhawk)

May 2014 United Way Honors Outstanding Individuals, Organizations at Annual Awards Celebration (Noozhawk)

May 2014 United Way of SBC Hosts 91st Annual Awards Celebration on May 7th (Independent)

April 2014 United Way Hosts Thank You Reception to Recognize Most Generous Donors (Noozhawk)

Feb 2014 United Way Offers Free Financial Advice (SB Seasons)

Feb 2014 United Way of Santa Barbara County's Financial Empowerment Partnership (Amigos 805)

Feb 2014 Elected Officials Support United Way's Financial Literacy Resource Fair & Mega Tax Day (Noozhawk)

Feb 2014 United Way of Santa Barbara County hosting fourth annual United for Literacy Open House (NBCNEWS.com)

Feb 2014 United Way Hosting Annual United for Literacy Open House (Noozhawk)

Jan 2014 United Way Hosting Mega Tax Day & Financial Literacy Resource Fair (Noozhawk)

Jan 2014 United Way hosts Mega Tax Day & Financial Literacy Resource Fair (Independent)

Nov 2013 United Way's Young Leaders Teaming up for United We Bowl Fundraiser (Noozhawk)

Nov 2013 Anne Smith Towbes, Hutton Parker Foundation Feted at Red Feather Ball Benefit (Noozhawk)

Oct 2013 17th Annual Red Feather Ball (Santabarbara.com)

Sep 2013 A Feather in her Cap (Montecito Journal)

Sep 2013 CashAdvance.com Sponsors United Way of Santa Barbara's Day of Caring (SBWire.com)

Sep 2013 Volunteers still needed for United Way's Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

Sep 2013 22nd Annual Day of Caring (edhat)

Sep 2013 With Community Support, Easy Lift Transportation Launches Freedom Circle Campaign (Noozhawk)

Sep 2013 United Way Celebrating its Annual Day of Caring (St. Ynez Valley News)

Aug 2013 IVYP & United Way Summer Pre-K Camp comes to an end (THRIVE IV Newsletter)

Aug 2013 Volunteers Needed for United Way's Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

Aug 2013 Wine Cask Partners with United Way (Santabarbara.com)

Aug 2013 Wine Cask Partners with United Way of Santa Barbara County for Lunch Promotion (SB Seasons)

July 2013 United Way Honors Volunteers, Donors and Supporters with Awards Celebration (Noozhawk)

June 2013 Helping Local Students in Need Maintain a Healthy Smile (Direct Relief website)

June 2013 United Way 90th Annual Awards (Montecito Journal)

June 2013 ADT Reception at El Encanto (Montecito Journal)

May 2013 United Way holds Annual Awards Celebration to Honor Community Contributors (Noozhawk)

May 2013 Non-Profit of the Week (Edhat) April 2013 Karen Knight Retires after 15 Years of Service (CASA Magazine)

Feb 2013 Fun in the Sun receives a $15,000 check from Union Bank (Coastal View News)

Jan 2013 BEGA-US Donates Lunimaires for Santa Barbara Bohnett Park (Noozhawk)

Jan 2013 BEGA donates new lights for SB Park (Coastal View News)

Nov 2012 Letter of Congratulations for Fun in the Sun from Brian Gallagher, President & CEO of United Way Worldwide

Oct 2012 United Way Auctioning Seats to Dinner Party with County CEO (Noozhawk)

Oct 2012 Fun in the Sun Excellence Award Profile (NSLA Excellence Award Bulletin)

Sep 2012 Huge Success at this year's 21st Annual Day of Caring (SB Seasons Magazine)

Sep 2012 United Way to kick off Community Campaign with Day of Caring (Noozhawk)

Sep 2012 United Way of Santa Barbara recognizes 250 community partners (Amigos 805)

Sep 2012 SBB&T, United Way Hand Out Free Backbacks, supplies to local students (Noozhawk)

Aug 2012 Reading Plus Congratulates UWSBC for Winning Prestigious 2012 Excellence in Summer Learning Award (Reading Plus)

Aug 2012 United Way Summer Program In Santa Barbara County Mixes Fun, Education For At Risk Students (KCLU)

Aug 2012 United Way’s Fun in the Sun Program Earns National Excellence Award (Noozhawk)

Aug 2012 Nonprofit Wins National Award (Pacific Coast Business Times)

Aug 2012 NSLA Recognizes FITS as a 2012 Recipient of the National Excellence in Summer Learning Award (NSLA)

July 2012 Local Children Get in Touch with Their Wild Side for Special ‘Carnival’ Experience (Noozhawk)