Giving Time, Talent and Treasures
Camp de Benneville Pines (my heart is in the mountains)
We are grateful to the foresight of the Unitarians Universalists who recognized the need for a special place where people can gather in nature and breathe clean, crisp mountain air while sharing their ideas about making a difference in the world. Camp de Benneville Pines is that special place and it’s owned by the congregations and fellowships of the Pacific Southwest District of the UUA. From Santa Barbara, Phoenix and Coronado members and friends have enjoyed the wide variety of programs for children, families, and adults over the past 37 years.
Please view the video below to better understand their 2021 Fundraising Goal to cover fixed costs and the additional costs of erosion mitigation effort after last year's fire.
Consider giving to Camp de Benneville Pines in camp's 60th anniversary year.
StandUp for Kids
StandUp for Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities like ours. Since 1990, they have cared for homeless and at-risk youth by transitioning them from crisis to connection. They give the youth a sense of safety, hope, and belonging through housing support, mentoring, drop-in centers, and street outreach. They bear the highest independent ratings for fiscal stewardship of all donations.
How you can help - Help StandUp for Kids
Share Our Selves (SOS)
SOS believes in personalized care as a means to deliver quality services, improve population health and stability, and reduce costs. Valuing the concept of the right person, the right treatment, at the right time means they see care as predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory.
Share Our Selves emphasizes care of the whole person though their comprehensive services, including medical and dental care, social services, behavioral health, and seasonal outreach programs. We offer excellent case management, patient navigation, and solutions for social stressors for low–income and homeless individuals and families in Orange County.
How you can help - Help SOS
Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations which includes families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled.
They strive to assist our residents in the areas of economic, emotional, and spiritual well-being in order to enhance self-esteem and a sense of personal pride. We value accountability, integrity, and self-sufficiency. The dignity of the individual person and the corresponding respect that follows is the guiding principle of our service to the homeless person.
How you can help - Help Mercy House