Vans Donated to United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County Help Local Kids In Need

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The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara donates two passenger vans to local non-profit United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County.  From left to right: Skip Szymanski, Deputy Executive Director/COO of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara; Jamie Collins, Vice President of Operations of United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County; Rob Fredericks, Deputy Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara; Alexa Gaddis, Club Director of United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County; and Miguel Garcia, Project Coordinator for the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) recently donated two used vans to a local non-profit, United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County. The vans will be used to help with furniture and household goods delivery to low-income families throughout Santa Barbara, through the United Boys & Girls Club’s many programs. 

HACSB Deputy Executive Director/COO, Skip Szymanski, and Deputy Executive Director/CAO Rob Fredericks presented the vans to United Boys & Girls Club on July 12, 2016.

“The vans that the Housing Authority donated to our organization will help us with expanding our outreach efforts as well as provide needed transportation for our Camp location. This collaboration is just another example of a great partnership that is helping us impact the lives of those that need our services the most,” said Michael Baker, Chief Executive Officer of United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. 

The agencies currently work together with the Boys & Girls Club to transport youth residing in HACSB’s low-income properties to their Westside Club for mentoring in the after school program.

“We have long understood that supportive services provide an essential complement to affordable housing. The United Boys & Girls Club provides integral support and services for the community’s young people, including our resident youth who we want to assist on the path to academic success,” said Rob Fredericks, Housing Authority Deputy Executive Director/CAO.

About United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County

The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) has served youth in our community for over 75 years. We currently serve over 3,100 youth and our Clubs (Carpinteria, Santa Barbara Westside, Goleta, & Lompoc) provide programs that center around the Five Core Areas of a child’s development: Character & Leadership Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills, Education & Career Development; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Our mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens”. For more information about UBGC, please visit www.unitedbg.org. More information at www.unitedbg.org.

About The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency created for the purpose of providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services to eligible persons with limited incomes, through a variety of federal, state, local and private resources. Since 1969, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has developed and/or secured over 3,600 units of affordable rental housing for Santa Barbara through a variety of federal, state, local and private funding sources. Please visit the website at www.hacsb.org

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