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GIVE Benefit Sale 2020

Due to COVID-19 health concerns and restrictions on large gatherings, the Isla Vista GIVE Benefit Sale is canceled this year. We request Isla Vista residents to make a real effort to keep our community clean and free of hazard by donating to our local thrift stores. 

Here is a list of thrift stores that have reopened. Call in advance to confirm operating hours and guidelines on donations. 

Santa Barbara and Ventura Address Phone Number
Thrift Shoppe-United Family Association 5156 Hollister Avenue, Goleta 805-964-9996
Alpha Thrift Store 700 N. Milpas St. 805-964-1123
Goodwill Industries 302 W. Carrillo St. 805-899-3807
Destined for Grace 5960 Hollister Avenue 805-619-0649
Thrifty Shopper@Catholic Charities 609 R. Haley St. 805-966-9659
Alpha Thrift Store 5624 Hollister Avenue 805-964-1123
Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store 222 N. Ventura Avenue 805-667-8855
The Salvation Army Family Store 1258 Saviers Rd, Oxnard 805-247-1215
Coalition Thrift Store 270 E. Main St. Ventura 805-643-4411
ARC Foundation Thrift Store 265 E Main St. Ventura 805-485-6690

For more detailed information and guidelines for move-out, check the Isla Vista Community Services District webpage at https://islavistacsd.ca.gov/isla-vista-move-out-2021 

Eco Vista Really Really Free Market & End-of-Year Celebration!

Saturday, June 12, from 1-5 p.m.

Estero Park near our Food Forest

 889 Camino Del Sur, Isla Vista

Opportunity to give away or look for free useful things just in time for Move-Out, late Spring Cleaning, and the beginning of Summer!

All welcome to come by! You may bring anything you’d like to give away for free, play music, table to share information about your local organization or small business, or just to come get free useful stuff as we act together to divert move-out waste and redistribute it in the community!

It’s a great way to give away things like extra clothes, books, cookware, school/art supplies.

It'll be a fun time, come by to get things for you or your family, play at the open mic, learn more about Eco Vista and other stuff around town!

Please wear your mask.  

We will arrange for IV Trading Post and local thrift stores to come pick up at the end of the event!


Don’t miss this opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle, and generate a spirit of giving to the community!

Since 1990, GIVE has accepted donations of unwanted and reusable clothing, books, furniture, household furnishings, kitchenware, canned and packaged foods, and miscellaneous items during Isla Vista and UCSB’s annual move-out time in June. The donations are sold at a giant sale and the proceeds benefit organizations and projects that improve the quality of life in Isla Vista.

Each year over 150 volunteers (UCSB students and local community) receive, organize, and sort all donations in preparation for a huge GIVE sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds are distributed to Isla Vista non-profits and projects that benefit the Isla Vista community


Read the article from KEYT
KEYT News Coverage https://www.keyt.com/lifestyle/community/give-isla-vista-to-raise-thousands-from-leftover-ucsb-student-items/1088322181


Give IV...

  • provides an easy way for residents to donate belongings they no longer need or want;
  • makes quality, used items available to community members at inexpensive prices;
  • reduces the tons of trash that would otherwise litter the streets and end up in the county landfill;
  • makes the Isla Vista community substantially cleaner and safer;
  • educates tenants about their responsibilities to their own community;
  • creates an opportunity for community members to volunteer;
  • generates funds for Isla Vista non-profits and community projects that enhance the quality of life for residents of Isla Vista!