of Greater Santa Barbara

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Browse our Wish Book (PDF) below, or scroll further down this page to view each wish.

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Select “Fulfill this Wish” to complete the online form to grant a wish for Girls Inc. girls.

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Know your wish will make a difference in the lives of girls in our community! Contact us with any questions.

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2023 Wishes

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND

The most well-founded measure of the success and progress of a community is the wellbeing of its people, and the opportunities they are afforded to thrive. Every girl deserves the opportunity to join our life-enhancing programming. Support for our financial assistance fund eliminates barriers and provides equitable access for all youth.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $3,500 per girl

ON-SITE SCHOOL PROGRAM SUPPLIES

Girls Inc. provides programming at our center and at local schools in both North and South County. Each day, our facilitators collect their needed supplies and transport them to the school. By helping underwrite the cost of supplies, you bring the Girls Inc. Experience to girls where they need it most

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $300 per school

STEM CAMP AND MATERIALS

Our hands-on after school and summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs and camps create an environment in which girls are encouraged and equipped to explore their STEM interests, and develop aspirations in a multitude of STEM fields. We know that girl-focused STEM programs are critical for closing the gender gap in STEM careers.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $2,000 per girl

SURF TEAM

Surfing is an empowering activity, fostering confidence and resilience, a connection to the ocean, and a sense of belonging. Our goal is to make surfing accessible to the girls we serve, providing them with equipment, knowledge, and access to lessons. Surfing can be a challenging sport, but with determination and perseverance, Girls Inc. girls learn to ride the waves, believe in themselves, and connect with our incredible and wild backyard: the Pacific Ocean.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $1,000 per girl

MENTAL WELLNESS INITIATIVES

At Girls Inc., we’re committed to nurturing mental wellness through a holistic approach. We integrate education, emotional resiliency, physical activity, and creative expression to empower young girls to care for their minds and bodies. We partner with community organizations that provide unique therapies, such as equine therapy and art therapy, to our girls who are most in need.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $5,000 per year

COLLEGE PREPARATION & CAMPUS VISITS

Access to college mentors and trips to local colleges and universities make the dream of higher education more attainable than ever for our youth. College visits give middle and high school students the opportunity to interact with students and staff, and experience campus life through activities and tours. If you would like to support a brighter future for youth in our community through higher education, this wish is for you.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $10,000 for 20 teens

TEEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM STIPEND

Participants in our Teen Mentorship program are matched with an exceptional professional woman mentor for a year-long program where they gain career experience, develop their skills, and plan for their future. Stipends support internships at the mentor’s workplace, and foster leadership and professional skills.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $500 per girl

ENHANCEMENT OF THE TEEN CENTER

A vibrant, fun space is crucial for nurturing growth and fostering positive experiences for our teens. Our Teen Center is a place to hang with friends, get help with homework, explore creative endeavors, master new technologies, and feel safe and supported by exceptional trained facilitators. Your generous contribution will directly impact their lives, providing an environment that encourages learning, academic achievement, creativity, and personal development.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $15,000

RENOVATION OF OUR THEATER

Help us transform our theater into a vibrant hub of creativity and expression: your invaluable support will fund a needed renovation, providing a nurturing and inspiring space for budding artists and performers. Together, let’s amplify their bold voices and inspire a new generation of innovative talents. Your generosity will set the stage for their future.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $20,000

PASSENGER VAN

A 15-passenger van will expand program accessibility by facilitating transportation for girls who cannot access our facilities otherwise. A van will also make enriching field trips around Santa Barbara County a possibility for our girls. With your help, we can broaden their horizons, provide valuable experiences, and create lasting memories. Your contribution will drive our mission forward.

FULFILL THIS WISH FOR $50,000