January 2009

Media Contact: Rochelle Rose, Fund Development Director, (805) 962-5152 x227 rocheller@pshhc.org or
Annette Montoya, Corporate Communications Manager, (805) 781-3088 x annettem@pshhc.org

January, 2009

"Stuff the Bus" - Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, the staff, and our residents, I would like to extend my gratitude for the generosity of local businesses and caring community members for their support of our 4th Annual Stuff the Bus campaign. Because of you, we distributed over 600 gifts and book gift cards to needy children living in our Santa Barbara-area low income housing complexes.

Despite a gloomy economy, everyone pulled together to make this Stuff the Bus even better than last year! Special acknowledgment goes to our sponsors Thomas, Jr. and Nancy Crawford, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Barnes & Noble, Efren Fajardo Painting, Metropolitan Transit District, Ray Gateley, Peikert Group Architects, Rabobank, MarBorg Industries, and Starbuck’s Coffee Company.

We are also grateful for the following supporters Ads on the Wall, Nu Image Signs, Santa Barbara Police Dept., Antioch University, Arlington Theatre, Museum of Natural History, Barnes & Noble, Oliver & Espig Jewelers, Community West Bank, S.B. Public Library, Decker’s Outdoor, S.B. County Assn. of Governments, Fresco Café, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hotel Santa Barbara, and LF Stores.

For many of our families, these were the only gifts ‘under the tree’ for their children. Thank you for making the holiday season brighter for children in need.
Jeanette Duncan
Executive Director
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing