Community Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale to Support Life-Changing Local Youth Programs at Santa Barbara Family YMCA

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Santa Barbara Family YMCA Associate Executive Director Vince Iuculano and Youth, Teen & Family Director Gabe Osollo ready trees for sale in the tree lot.

Santa Barbara Calif. Dec. 7, 2016 – The Santa Barbara Family YMCA’s junior high and high school students are selling Christmas trees and wreaths to raise money to support youth and teen programs. The community is welcome to purchase and take home the trees and wreaths from Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday Dec. 11 at the Y located at 36 Hitchcock way, Santa Barbara, Calif., 93105. Hours for the tree lot are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00-3:00 p.m.

One hundred percent of proceeds from Christmas tree and wreath sales will go toward the cost of leadership development opportunities and other life-changing programs the Y offers for local youth.

YMCA youth involved in the programs will be on hand to install the tree stand and tie the tree to your car. The Noble Fir trees for sale range from three feet to six feet and are priced from $35.00 to $60.00 according to height. A rebar and bowl tree stand can be purchased for $20.00 and wreaths decorated with cedar and pine cones will be sold for $28.00.

Youth programs include Youth & Government, PILOTS (Progessive Indivudal Leadership of Teens), Afterschool childcare, Summer Camps and so much more! Like all Y programs, youth programs are open to all, with financial assistance available.

 

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

 

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Santa Barbara Family YMCA, visit http://www.ciymca.org/Santa Barbara or call (805) 687-7727.

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