Santa Barbara



Assistance League of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that develops and implements philanthropic programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County. With our 17 philanthropic programs we help men, women and children of all ages.


" helping others in my community is such a great feeling"


"giving back is an inside job"


"the looks on the faces of the children gets me choked up every time"


"no better way to feel good than volunteering"

Assistance League Thrift Shop

Our wonderful thrift shop is the primary source of funding for all our 17 programs

Visit our Facebook page for more information about our beautiful shop and its current events !

NOTE: Each summer we close up the shop for cleaning and improvements. We also close on some holidays and other special days. Call the shop occasionally to check our hours.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

President                                            Carolyn Dennis

President Elect                                  Penny Luce

V.P. Membership                              Chris Nelson

V.P. Philanthropic Programs         Toni Kipp

V.P. Resource Development          Lene Shutt

Recording Secretary                        Jan Inouye

Corresponding Secretary               Joy Fowler

Treasurer                                             Susie Kirkos

Education Chairman                        Mary Jean Ducale

New Member Training Chair.         Cynthy Ardell

Public Relations Chair.                    Susan Engles

Strategic Planning Chair.                Charlene Heinz

Chapter Liaison to Assisteens®    Tomi Topinko

Las Aletas Auxiliary Rep.                Deborah James

Parliamentarian (non-voting)        Sally Matthews



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Vision Statement: Improve lives of residents in Santa Barbara County by providing financial, educational, and social support to children and adults in need.

Mission Statement: Assistance league of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County.

A Chapter of National Assistance League®