Give a Little

• Have you recently upgraded to a new pair of glasses after your old ones went out of style? Or do you now have 20/20 vision after getting laser eye surgery? Don’t throw your old lenses away- give the gift of better sight by donating them to the indigenous people of Panama. It’s a great opportunity for you to clean house and drastically improve the quality of life for families in need in Central America. Drop-off locations include Yoga Soup (28 Parker Wy.), Love Bird Boutique and Jewelry Bar (7 E. De la Guerra St.), and the Montecito YMCA (591 Santa Rosa Ln.). Call 965-8811 for more info.

• Have some extra time on your hands? Donate your time, talents, or skills to the Pacific Pride Foundation, an organization that has become the heart and soul of the LGBT community in S.B. County. The group always needs help with office/administrative support, community education and outreach, event planning, client services, and advocacy, and also has many student internship opportunities. Fill out the online volunteer application at, or call 963-3636 for more info.

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