The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon partners with the following charity and community partners. Join one of our official charity training partners to fundraiser and train for the race or support a community group who will provide race day volunteers in return for a charitable donation.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, scientists work with doctors to treat both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. By attending to the individual, not just the illness, your life afterwards can be fuller and more rewarding. City of Hope combines science with soul to make miracles every day.
Give a Dollar a Day helps to ease the financial burden of children and families affected by illness and poverty. They aim to fill critical needs of families and children that are otherwise overlooked by the current support systems. In doing so, Give One Dollar a Day allows these families and children to feel important and seen.
Since its formation, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has been crucial to the development of solid scientific data about the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are breaking through barriers and forging the pathway that will lead to a cure. Their mission is to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.
We are ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. We serve the community as a leader and expert in improving the nutritional health of our county through increased food security. In 2011, 102,000 unduplicated individuals were served by Foodbank member agencies. The Foodbank distributes food to over 290 social service programs and agencies, churches and community groups from Carpenteria to Santa Maria.During 2011, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed 11 million pounds of food from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. The surplus and donated food comes from many sources; over 500 contributors donated food and other commodities during 2011, in addition to the thousands of pounds of food collected through local food drives. The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School students, staff and its boosters are the primary provider of event volunteers. They receive $2 from each race entry plus additional contributions per each volunteer provided. To sign as a volunteer please email Jennifer Rasmussen at email@example.com.