Ways to Give
Because of the generosity of the community, Storyteller has been able to change thousands of lives and a brighter future is possible for so many of our community’s homeless children.
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of Storyteller giving programs and ensures that we
can meet our annual budget and continue to provide vital services to children in need
throughout our community. The Annual Fund supports all of the work of Storyteller,
Early Childhood Education Program
Daily Meals & Snacks
Therapy for our children and families
Parent Education Classes
Administration of Daily Programs
Ways to Give:
Make checks payable to Storyteller Children's Center, enclose a note or indicate on the check memo line the designation and mail to Storyteller Children's Center, 2115 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Make your donation securely online or call us at 805.682.9585. We will gladly take your credit card donation by phone. Please do not email or fax your credit card information.
To make a donation by wire transfer, please contact Alina Rey, Senior Development Coordinator - 805.682.9585 x303.
Donating securities that have gained value while you’ve owned them is almost always smarter than contributing
cash. If you don’t give away the stock, sooner or later you’ll sell it, and your profit on the sale will be taxed.
But if you’ve owned those securities for more than a year and give them to a charitable organization, neither you
nor the philanthropy owes capital gains taxes when the securities are sold. You get to contribute more than if
you’d sold your holding, paid the tax and donated the cash that remained. To get a clearer sense of how this
works, you can discuss it with your Financial Advisor.
Donors can help secure the long-term financial health of Storyteller through gifts that come to the school in the future or over a period of years. Please contact Alina Rey, Senior Development Coordinator - 805.682.9585
If you or your spouse are affiliated with an organization that will match gifts, please forward the matching gift form (obtained from the organization’s personnel office) along with your gift to Storyteller Children’s Center. If making your gift online, please mail the matching gift form (including your name, address, date and amount of gift) to Storyteller Children’s Center at 2115 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
For more information about matching gifts please contact Alina Rey, Senior Development Coordinator - 805.682.9585 x303.
Gifts from IRAs
If you are over age 70 ½, contact your IRA administrator for instructions on making a direct transfer that will be free of federal income tax. If you are between ages 59 ½ and 70, you may be eligible to make a penalty-free withdrawal from your IRA. This withdrawal will be subject to federal income tax, and possibly state income tax; however you may be eligible for a charitable deduction to offset the taxes. Check with your IRA administrator or financial advisor.
Other Methods of Giving
To explore other methods of giving, contact Alina Rey -
We are currently in need of the below items for our sites. If you would like to purchase any of these items we would be so appreciative. Please contact us for further details.
Rolls of butcher paper
Sets of watercolors
Musical instruments ( tambourine, bells, etc.)
Crayola markers and oil pastels
Storyteller Children’s Center is committed to keeping our donor information secure and confidential, and will not share or sell your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations (unless explicitly given permission by donor). When you make a payment through our site, you provide your name, contact information, payment information, and any other information pertinent to your transaction. In the event that any donations are processed through a third party service provider, donor information will only be used as necessary to process the donation.