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 March:
SLO Food Bank
The SLO Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring wholesome, nutritious meals are accessible to all members of our community in SLO County. Thanks to their networks and partnerships, every dollar donated can fund seven nutritious meals!.
Food Bank Santa Barbara County
The Food Bank of Santa Barbara County focuses on eliminating hunger in Santa Barbara County and providing nutritional education to children, families, and seniors.
CASA of Santa Barbara County & SLO County
CASA, or Court Appointed Special advocates, operates nonprofits in Santa Barbara and SLO Counties to ensure at-risk children have the support they need to grow up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. Specially-trained volunteer advocates are matched with children in need to advocate for them and help them navigate the court system.
Habitat for Humanity of SLO County
Habitat for Humanity of SLO County is dedicated to ensuring affordable housing is accessible in an effort to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness.
Jack’s Helping Hand
Jack’s Helping Hand provides resources and programs for children with special needs and cancer in our community. Plus, they’re building a universally accessible playground in Nipomo!
Lumina Alliance is a recent merger of RISE and Stand Strong — dedicated to building a safe, thriving and equitable community by providing comprehensive advocacy, support and prevention services to end sexual and intimate partner violence throughout the Central Coast.
Woods Humane Society
Woods Humane Society is a local animal shelter that also provides humane education for the public and low-cost health services for animals in need.
Please consider donating to these worthy organizations, and stay tuned to learn about the next eight nonprofits nominated by our staff in honor of our 80th anniversary.