Schools are continuing to adapt to what has been a rollercoaster year in education. Whether it was the pivot to remote learning or the preparations for a return to in-person learning with new safety protocols, the need for keeping students safe while learning is continually changing.

In response, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation created the Student Fund-a-Need campaign to raise funds for jackets to help keep students warm and dry so that they can concentrate on their studies.
Students who have already returned to in-person learning are now in classrooms where windows and doors need to be left open with fans on to allow for airflow, and teachers are depending on outdoor spaces for teaching lessons while giving students space.

So far SBEF has raised over $55,000 and distributed jackets to students at 11 school sites.

To contribute, please visit

Adams Elementary

Cleveland Elementary

Harding Elementary

Santa Barbara Community Academy