United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, which includes the Carpinteria Club, has been awarded a challenge grant of $150,000 from The Mericos Foundation to help rebuild Camp Whittier, significantly impacted by the Whittier Fire in July 2017.  Camp Whittier, a source of club funding, lost a number of buildings in the fire. The matching grant provides one month for UBGC to raise $150,000. Carpinteria Club Director Don Hall noted: “We have one month (until July 8) to hit our goal… any donation amount helps. It can be $1, $5, $100.” Any amount donated will be matched by The Mericos Foundation. There are three ways to give: online at ubgc.ejoinme.org/campwhittierrebuild, write a check to United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County and mail it to P.O. Box 1485 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 (or turn it in at the Carpinteria Club) or bring in spare change and drop it in the Coins for Camp Jar at the front desk at 4849 Foothill Road.

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