By Kelly Garvey


With the holiday season in full swing, find ways below to give back and volunteer in our community!

If you are considering donating money this holiday season, please consider donating to help us continue to provide local medical care where it is needed most. Every little bit helps. $5 will buy warm, dry socks. $20 will buy antibiotics for a skin infection. $50 will buy an inhaler for someone suffering respiratory illness. $100 will help support the stipend we pay our student coordinators who give so much of their time and compassion.

Making a one time or monthly donation directly helps us to continue and expand our outreach, education, and advocacy for our community. Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine is a 501 (c) non profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Donations can be made here.

In-kind donations are also greatly appreciated including:

  • White cotton socks
  • 8 oz bottled water
  • Blankets
  • Nut-free granola bars
  • Travel size hand sanitizers
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Small packs of facial tissue
  • Baby wipes
  • Tampons and pads
  • Bras and women’s underwear in various sizes

What you do matters. Thank you.


Food donations:

Santa Barbara Warehouse
4554 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Mon – Fri, 7 am – 3:30 pm

Santa Maria Warehouse
490 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Mon – Fri, 7 am – 3:30 pm


Ways to volunteer:


Donate Blood:

4213 State Street
Santa Barbara, Ca, 93110

Santa Maria
1770 S. Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454

2223 Eastman Ave, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003


Donate Clothes/ Household Items:

302 W Carrillo Street,
Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101
Everyday 9am- 8pm
(805) 899-3807

335 S Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, Ca, 93103
Mon- Fri 7am- 4:30pm
(805) 981-0130


Unity Shoppe, Inc.
110 West Sola Street,
1219 State Street
Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101
Mon- Sat 10am- 6pm
(805) 965-4122


Salvation Army
423 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101
Mon- Fri 8am- 5pm
(805) 962-6281