Planned Parenthood

Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties




Birds & Bees Bash!

On March 14, 2015 Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc. held the Birds and Bees Bash at the Coral Casino. It was a magical evening featuring Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and PPSBVSLO’s new President & CEO Jenna Tosh. The Jean K. Schuyler Award for outstanding volunteerism was presented to Joan Wells. A special guest appearance was made by a President Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown. It was great fun, and nearly $190,000 was raised to support PPSBVSLO’s programs and services.

Click here for photos of the event.


Annual Book Sale

Thanks to the amazing support of community members, over $149,000 was raised through the sale of books, sponsorships, donations, gift certificates and opening night reception fees. This was a best year ever!

All year long, hundreds of volunteers donate their valuable time to sort and price books and appraise and price rare and collectible books. Before the sale, they shift thousands of boxes of books — from the sorting site to Earl Warren Showgrounds. During the sale, they set up tables and serve as cashiers and floor people. After the sale, they are there to break it all down. 

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. 

Books for the 2015 sale can be taken to the book sorting site located at 721 E. Gutierrez St. in Santa Barbara (located between Nopal and Quarantina Streets). We accept DVDs, video tapes and books on tape. We do not accept encyclopedias or magazines. Please box or bag your books before placing them in the donation trailer. 

The 2015 Book Sale Opening Night Reception is Thursday, September 17, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.  $30 admission opening night only.  

The Book Sell is free and open to the public.
2015 Hours:
Friday 9/18 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9/19 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 9/20  10 am - 6 pm
Monday 9/21 12 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 9/22  12 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 9/23  12 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 9/24  12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 9/25  12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 9/26  10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 9/27  10 am - 6 pm

Click here for more information or click here to email


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.  Click here to see this year's Choice Affairs events.  Click here for Choice Affairs RSVP card.


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 18-45 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.

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.

Annual Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Each 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.

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