This holiday season, three South County businesses — Santa Barbara Coastal Candles, The Thrifty Flea in Carpinteria, and Dean: A Coffee Shop in Goleta — are offering ways to give through shopping experiences that benefit animals at Santa Barbara Humane.
“We are so grateful to benefit from the unique opportunities at each of these businesses,” said Sofia Rodriguez, chief philanthropy officer at Santa Barbara Humane. “Each business is doing something so special that community members could shop all three and triple their generosity and support.”
Santa Barbara Coastal Candles is a family-run candle and gift company specializing in hand-poured, organic candles. With a paw print, two-wick design, organic rice wax, and a Channel Islands Mist scent, Coastal Candles offer a one-of-a-kind candle in a cat or dog version, or one with both on the label. Shipping is available. Visit their website to buy a candle.
Local partner Dean: A Coffee Shop is offering a peppermint treat that also raises funds for animals. Dean has been a partner of Santa Barbara Humane since the café opened in the fall of 2020. This month, customers can order The Iced Peppermint Mocha Matilda. With each purchase of this chocolate peppermint iced coffee, $3 will be donated to Santa Barbara Humane to provide care to all animals.
Thrift-store aficionados can visit the family-owned Thrifty Flea in Carpinteria, which opened in the fall on Linden Avenue and features housewares, clothing, furniture, and other treasures. Thrifty Flea donates a portion of proceeds to Santa Barbara Humane all year-round.