Adam's Angels provides essential items to those experiencing hardship in our community.
The Angels touch. Every week, we distribute 300 bags of non-perishable foods around greater Santa Barbara and serve guests, individually, providing personal attention when finding clothes and gear to match their needs. We have assembled and distributed hundreds of Kits4Kids containing personal hygiene items to low income students of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. We deliver groceries and meals to the home-bound elderly. During the holiday season, we prepare and serve hundreds of wholesome hot meals to anyone who wishes to join us.
In every act and every item we deliver, we provide human connection without judgement or expectations - reminding guest and volunteer that human kindness is our essence and there are no divides between us.
At this time, the three main arms of Adam's Angels outreach in our community are:
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
Every week, volunteers gather to prepare hundreds of bags containing non-perishable food and drink items.
These bags are then distributed throughout the week at various locations - from Carpinteria to Goleta - directly to those in need by Adam's Angels or by our partners.
Each bag contains cans of high-protein chicken or tuna, crackers, organic cereal bars, cookies, juices and water.
These items are purchased by Adam's Angels and financial donations are required for this project to continue.
CLOTHING, SHOES AND GEAR
We collect new and gently used clothing and shoes from our community, and distribute them to our guests in need.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans and jackets; tennis shoes and working boots are freely given, along with blankets, sleeping bags, backpacks and others.
Adam's Angels evaluates each item for cleanliness and condition before distribution through our partner, Shower of Blessings.
HYGIENE AND PERSONAL CARE
Personal care is essential for the health and well-being of every person.
We provide dental, hair, body and feminine care items to adults and to local students via the Kits4Kids program.
Personal care boosts self-esteem and self-confidence - which are essential for lifting one's life from hardship.
Hygiene items are purchased by Adam's Angels from financial gifts, or can be donated by purchasing from our Amazon wish list.
Showers of Blessing
Showers of Blessing is a wonderful local organization providing mobile shower facilities at various locations throughout Santa Barbara. Clothing and bags of non-perishable foods collected and assembled by Adam's Angels are distributed by Showers of Blessing to those coming to take a hot shower.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
This community center supporting and honoring all in the Armed Forces is the location for special holiday meals served by Adam's Angels, where our volunteers also help during local emergencies to support our community members in need.
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)
Alcohol and drug addiction is one of the main causes of continued homelessness. Santa Barbara's CADA provides addiction treatment in residential detox programs for person's who are experiencing homelessness, and they often arrive with little or no clothing or personal items. CADA assesses their needs, and Adam's Angels provides the clothing, shoes and hygiene items specific to each individual's requests.
Santa Barbara Doctors Without Walls
The Santa Barbara Street Medicine provide free medical care and mental health service referrals to under-served populations in Santa Barbara County. At their free clinics, they distribute bags of non-perishable foods provided by Adam's Angels.
C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mission is to keep pets healthy and with their families for life. It provides free/low-cost veterinary care, support with pet food/supplies, temporary pet care for domestic violence survivors and many other services to help pet families in need.
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
SBEF provides and supports programs that enrich the academic, artistic, and personal development of all students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Adam's Angels provides personal care kits to SBEF, who distributes them throughout all schools within the district to fulfill the need for hygiene products of students from low income families.