Did you know? SESLOC was formed in 1942 with just $500 in assets. Because of the support from our members and community, we have grown to more than a billion in assets over the last 80 years. To honor this achievement, we’re giving $500 to 80 local nonprofits by the end of 2022 — funds may help support programs or simply offer lunch or a little treat for all of the hard-working staff and volunteers.
We’ve asked our incredible staff to nominate their favorite 501-(c)(3)-designated organizations. Here are the eight groups we’ve selected for July:
Pacific Wildlife Care
Since 1984, Pacific Wildlife Care is San Luis Obispo county’s only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. Last year they helped over 2,600 animals. In addition to the Rehabilitation Center, they maintain a Hotline that the public can call to report distressed wildlife (injured, sick, orphaned) and to receive information about our local wildlife.
Ecologistics, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit supporting environmental sustainability in our community through education and supporting local activism.
Hospice SLO County
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County serves our residents facing a life-limiting illness, end of life, or grief by providing unique services and coordinating support groups.
South SLO County Womenade
South San Luis Obispo County Womenade raises funds to provide urgent assistance for individuals and families in the Five Cities and Nipomo areas.
In memory of San Luis Obispo’s own Rita Marie Goehner, Rita’s Rainbows provides support and assistance for local children and teens in need.
Nipomo Food Basket
Since 2010, the Nipomo Food Basket provides food and aid within the community, serving more than 100 families and individuals each week.
New Life K9s Service Dogs
New Life K9s seeks to save lives through the healing power of the human-canine bond. The nonprofit trains service dogs to provide to veterans and first responders with PTSD.
Smart Share Housing
Smart Share’s mission is to create safe, affordable housing in SLO County without having to cover our valuable farmland and open space with more and more dwellings. They do this with their innovative program of matching senior citizens who need housing with other seniors who have rooms to spare and who either need the income or want company.
Please consider donating to these worthy organizations. You can check out the organizations we selected in June here, and stay tuned to learn about the next eight nonprofits nominated by our staff in honor of our 80th anniversary.