UCSB project GIVE will donate a record-breaking $27,000 to various Isla Vista non-profit and community organizations at a ceremony on Friday, July 2, following the organization’s 20th annual sale held June 19 and 20.
Catherine Boyer, the Isla Vista/UCSB liaison, described GIVE as an initiative that encourages students to donate their unwanted items rather than discard them. As students moved out of their apartments, condos, houses, and residence halls earlier this month to embark on summer holidays, the GIVE staff and volunteers accepted donations of clothing, books, furniture, kitchenware, household goods, electronics, bicycles, and other miscellaneous items and sold them over the weekend at Embarcadero Hall in Isla Vista.
Some of the beneficiaries of the sale will be the Isla Vista Elementary School Latino Parent Night, Science Camp Scholarship Fund, and Viva el Arte; as well as the Isla Vista Recreation & Park District’s Adopt-a-Block program, Isla Vista Teen Center, Isla Vista Youth Projects, IV Arts, the Olive Tree Initiative, the Optimist Club at UCSB and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Goleta, St. Brigid Fellowship, St. Michael’s University Church, Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op, and the Business Club Youth Outreach Program at UCSB.
The major sponsors of GIVE include the Isla Vista/UCSB Liaison Office, the Isla Vista
Tenants Union, Associated Students Community Affairs Board, UCSB Housing and Residential Services, and the Environmental Office at UCSB. Additional support is provided by Associated Students Recycling, County of Santa Barbara Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Adopt-a-Block, Isla Vista School Afterschool Grant, MarBorg Industries, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, UCSB Community Housing Office, UCSB Office of Student Life, UCSB Parking Services, UCSB Physical Facilities, and UCSB and community volunteers.