Rising numbers of our neighbors are being squeezed into homeless shelters throughout the Central Coast, and while nonprofits are working hard to meet the need, they are finding it extremely difficult to secure permanent solutions for far too many.
You can see CoastHills lending specialist Amber Anderson perform her special brand of live music next at Santa Barbara County Local Fest. It’s a two-day community event in Lompoc featuring local live musicians, camping, kids activities, yoga, beer, wine and food. Slated for Sept 4-5 at Adam Park, Local Fest is a fundraiser for the Village Farmer’s Market Association, which educates children on the importance of growing and eating organically farmed food.
Hancock College wines win three medals at a prestigious California competition after a $55,000 donation from CoastHills Credit Union at last year's Rancho Vino. The fundraiser is scheduled once again for this September.
In San Luis Obispo’s south county, the 5Cities Homeless Coalition has found there are more than 1,000 people living on the streets on a given night.
The agency says around 1,000 children in the Lucia Mar Unified School District are also considered homeless by the state, living doubled up or out of cars – couch surfing if not outright squatting in the Oceano Dunes.
It took a prison sentence and nearly a decade away from school for Daniel Cisneros to realize his father was right.
Getting an education is one of the most important opportunities in life.
Jeff Aldridge chose to support the Central Coast Rescue Mission with his $1,000 sponsorship. Find out more about the "I'm All In" program and how CoastHills Credit Union employees make a difference in our neighbors' lives.
Over the past two decades, Marla Hernandez has helped CoastHills award hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations. After the longest tenure in the committee’s history, Marla is stepping away so another credit union employee can enjoy the experience as much as she has.
Member Services Officer Karla Gonzalez was able to give her old grade school’s funding a boost. She recently presented Fairlawn Elementary with a $1,000 donation thanks to our new employee giving program.
We had the pleasure of hosting the pre-show reception for the premier performance of the PCPA production of Pirates of Penzance last week. Our wonderful guests had no trouble getting into the scallywag spirit! Check out the photos. — Photos by Joshua D. Scroggin
Brayden Groshart teamed with best friend and classmate Bryce Hilton to put on a charity wiffle ball tournament to help fund Jack Ready Imagination Park, the first planned universally accessible park in San Luis Obispo County.
The Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation's Broadway-inspired original production honoring Spider-Man is just around the corner. Read how this and other PRYAF programs help kids build confidence that carries over into other aspects of life.
Here's an eye-opening statistic: In San Luis Obispo County alone, 44,000 people wake up wondering where their next meal is coming from. Many times, these folks have to choose between paying a utility bill and going grocery shopping.
Nearly every CoastHills employee has pledged to pool monthly donations to support local nonprofits—and early numbers are looking great.
On the job, Santa Maria, Calif, investigator Lydia Magaleno sees the worst the world has to offer. With the help of organizations like the CoastHills Community Foundation, she is balancing the scales by supporting Angels Foster Care.
If your organization could use a helping hand, just fill out the simple online form on the CoastHills website. Requests are reviewed each month.
The foundation was honored for its donation to the Santa Barbara County Education Office Computer Connection program, which provides computers to students who can’t afford them. At the same meeting, CoastHills and its foundation were recognized by Allan Hancock College for raising $55,000 to support its Ag education program.