“It was rewarding to see the enthusiasm and delight these young girls expressed as they sorted through the books. The gift of literacy is a valuable one and, coupled with Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s emphasis on learning, we know this donation will be well used and appreciated.”
– Susan Engles, Public Relations Chairman for Assistance League of Santa Barbara
Assistance League® of Santa Barbara participated in National Assistance League’s “Legacy of Literacy Day”, during which more than 90 chapters across the country held children’s book drives in their communities. On February 23, Assistance League of Santa Barbara and their auxiliaries Las Aletas and Assisteens®, collected and donated over 630 books to Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. The books will be added to the library collections at the Goleta Valley and Santa Barbara Centers, in each center’s classroom book collection, and will also be made available for free to Girls Inc. families for at-home reading.
“The Santa Barbara Assistance League donation is a wonderful gift that allows our girls to get their hands on more books – both by enlarging our Girls Inc. library collections and to have books available to take home to read with their families. Our girls love reading and anything we can do to help them pick up a book and become lifelong readers is a worthy investment.”
– Jayne Valdez, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Librarian, Goleta Valley Center
The Assistance League of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that has served the community through its 17 philanthropic programs for 70 years. The Assistance League Thrift Shop, located at 1259 Veronica Springs Rd., is the major source of funding for these programs.