Dear Friend and Neighbor,
Because of the kindness and generosity of remarkable people like you, Showers of Blessing Santa Barbara has been able to provide compassionate services for the most vulnerable and fragile individuals in our community.
Our extraordinary staff and dedicated volunteers have been doing this one day at a time for over six years and continue to provide the Showers program during this pandemic. Of course, we take great care in making certain our guests, staff, and volunteers wear masks and all necessary protective gear to create a safe and welcoming environment. And through it all, they give with extraordinary kindness.
What does it actually cost Showers of Blessing in a year to provide one site for our houseless guests? $40,000.00. Multiply that by five sites and it costs $200,000.00 a year. This cost includes showers’ staff, soap, sanitizers, toiletries, underwear, socks, bottles of water, vehicle maintenance, and fuel but does not include administrative salaries.
Your financial support helped 760 unduplicated individuals get a hot shower this year. Some took only one shower. Others took 70 or 80. All were deeply thankful for the chance to get clean in a dignified and loving environment.
Showers of Blessing is completely donor supported and therefore relies on contributions from thoughtful and compassionate people like you who foster the mission of providing comfort, respect, dignity, and guidance for our houseless guests.
Your continued financial assistance extends loving hands to the most vulnerable members in Santa Barbara community.
Thank you for whatever you can give!
John Tamiazzo, Executive Director
Sally Hamilton, Board President
Donations to Showers of Blessing are tax deductible. SHoB is a project of The Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara,
501(C)3 – Tax ID #47-0920616