Thursday, June 21 , 2018, 4:25 am | Overcast 62º


Home Improvement Center Round Up Fundraiser Benefits Hospice

Campaign brings in $10,000

Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center owner Gary Simpson, left, with Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO David Selberg.
Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center owner Gary Simpson, left, with Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO David Selberg. (Courtesy photo)

As Thanksgiving approaches, Hospice of Santa Barbara has much in which to be grateful.

The nonprofit is especially thankful for those who participated in a recent Round up Campaign, which raised funds for the programs and services Hospice of Santa Barbara provides for the community.

Since 1974, Hospice of Santa Barbara has provided compassionate care and programs to those suffering from serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. 

Initially, the Round up Campaign started in August. Shoppers at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center had the opportunity to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar amount.

However, the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center had to put the Hospice of Santa Barbara campaign on hold to focus on raising funds for those affected by natural disasters including victims of Hurricane Harvey and California’s wildfires.

Once that fundraiser ended, the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center picked up the Round up Campaign again and raised a grand total of $10,000.

“The Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center is a proud supporter of Hospice of Santa Barbara,” said Gary Simpson, owner of the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center.

“I appreciate everyone that participated and am confident each dollar will help make a positive difference in our community,” he said.

“The programs and services of Hospice of Santa Barbara are brought to our patients and clients free of charge and it is because of the generosity of organizations like Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center that this can happen,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara.

For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call 563-8820 or visit

— Caitlin Trude for Hospice of Santa Barbara.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >