Planned Parenthood

Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties


Annual Book Sale

The Annual Book Sale is September 19-28, 2014, at Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara.  Admission is FREE.  Opening Night Reception is Thursday, September 18, from 5-9pm--opening night is the only night that charges $30 for admission.

The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale is our longest-running special event and is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. Now in its 40th year and supported by more than 200 volunteers, this popular fall event offers thousands of titles for all ages and interests.

Books are sorted and priced throughout the year in preparation for the sale. If you would like to volunteer during the year or work at the sale itself, call (805) 722-1522.

Admission is free, except for the Opening Night Reception. Click here for more information or click here to email.

Our book donors have more generous than ever this year. Thank you so much for your donations and for getting the word out.

We are full to the brim with books this year so please hold off on donations until after the sale if possible. Please let your friends know that we do not accept encyclopedias or magazines and the books must boxed or bagged when put in the trailer on 721 E Gutierrez.


Cocktails at Sunset

Celebrating 50 years of Community Care and President/CEO Cheryl Rollings' Retirement, save-the-date for this special event on Friday, October 17, 2014, at The Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara.  Tickets on sale now!  Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.


Choice Affairs

Celebrating its 25th season, Choice Affairs is a signature series of unique events imagined, created, underwritten and coordinated by a dedicated group of Planned Parenthood volunteers and supporters. From behind-the-scenes museum and architectural tours, to musical performances, lectures, cooking demonstrations and hiking to beautiful vistas, Choice Affairs offers unforgettable experiences and has provided over $1 million of funding for programs and services.

The 2014 booklet can be downloaded here. For more information or to reserve your booklet, call (805) 722-1524 or email.


Young Advocates

Stay informed. Get involved. Make a difference. Meet cool people. Mix and mingle at semi-annual events hosted by Planned Parenthood Young Advocates.  Supporters ages 25-45 meet to network, socialize, and catch up on the latest news from Planned Parenthood.  These events feature fun games, sex trivia, food and drinks.  Call (805) 899-8914 or email for more information.


Anniversary Benefit Gala

On March 14th, 2014 over 320 supporters from across the tri-counties gathered at the Coral Casino in Santa Barbara to celebrate PPSBVSLO's 50th anniversary and raise $300,000 for health services, education programs and advocacy efforts. Guests enjoyed a "picture-perfect" sunset cocktail reception on the La Pacifica Terrace with entertainment provided by Extreme Stilt-Walker Eros Biox, a former Cirque de Soleil performer, photo opportunities with models in "condom couture," a boutique silent auction and a chance to win a pair of diamond earrings from Silverhorn Jewelers. 

The dinner began and ended on a high note with the amazing singer Camille Umoff, currently a student at Santa Barbara High School. During dinner President and CEO, Cheryl Rollings, shared highlights of our affiliate's history and Planned Parenthood patients shared stories of how Planned Parenthood changed their lives. A big thank you to our tireless co-chairs, Leslie Bhutani and Lundy Reynolds, and our Gala Committee for a fantastic celebration event. We are profoundly grateful as well to all of you who attended our celebration and supported it so generously.

Click here to view pictures of the event.


Annual Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Every year, Planned Parenthood helps coordinate Roe v. Wade anniversary events in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. The events are held in January to commemorate the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision upholding a woman's right to access an abortion. Look for more information about these annual events in December or email if you'd like to get involved in the planning process.


The Action Fund's Politics, Sex & Cocktails Event

2014's Politics, Sex & Cocktails was on Friday, September 19 and featured Houston Mayor, Annise Parker.  Visit the Action Fund's website for details about upcoming Action Fund events.

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