Help-a-Kid No-Ball

Transition House Presents the 15th Annual Help-a-Kid No-Ball

Instead of using your donation to throw a big party, we are selling tickets to an event you don’t have to attend, while the children at Transition House are dressing up so you don’t have to!

All Help-a-Kid No-Ball proceeds go directly to helping children living in Transition House’s emergency shelter.


How does Help-a-Kid No-Ball work?

The Annual Help-a-Kid No-Ball is a non-event fundraiser. We save our “guests” and our agency both time and money by not going through the significant work of hosting an extravagant event.

This year the kids are staying safe and staying in!

This year, the kids dressed up for a campout in Transition House’s shelter playground. Your support will help their families develop the skills and resources they need to find safe and stable housing on their own. Thank you for giving every child in Santa Barbara a chance to thrive.

Safe families, safe selves. At Transition House, we believe the well-being of one family is connected to the well-being of all families in our community. As we keep our clients moving forward with their goal of returning to permanent housing, we are doing so under the mantra of “Safe families, safe selves.” The children in our shelter continue to be good listeners and good helpers in maintaining social distance and practicing healthy habits to keep each other safe.

We want to extend our gratitude to our neighbors who have supported our children through this challenging time, including: Chaucer’s Books, Coastal Quilter’s Guild, Comfort Food Cooks, Flower Empower, Game Seekers, Transition House Board of Directors, and Transition House Auxiliary. Thank you for helping our kids stay in and stay safe!

Three ways you can CHANGE the lives of children at Transition House

Buy a Ticket for $150. Why buy a $150 ticket to an event that won’t take place? Because the value of your non-event ticket goes directly towards supporting our children’s programs. Plus it’s fun for the kids in our shelter to play dress-up and you make that happy experience possible!

Become a Patron with a Ticket of $350. Patrons are special No-Ball donors who give an extra level of support for the kids staying in our emergency homeless shelter. Many of our Patrons show their dedication year after year to ensure our shelter and programs are there for any child in our local community who may need them.

Sponsor a Child at $1,000. It costs about $1,000 for a child to live at our shelter for three months. By sponsoring a child during their stay at Transition House, you will help them to break the cycle of homelessness and thrive as young members of our community!

Purchase Raffle Tickets for $10 each or 6 for $50. You’ll get a chance to win great prizes while helping families find their way back to a stable home. To view this year’s raffle packages, click here.

To purchase raffle tickets using a credit card, call Carmela Carreno at (805) 966-9668 x120. You can also print raffle tickets and mail payment to Transition House, c/o Carmela Carreno, 425 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101. Deadline to purchase raffle tickets is extended to September 30, 2020 due to “slower than usual mail service.”


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Show your organization’s support for the community by becoming a No-Ball Sponsor. For more information on sponsor levels and benefits, contact Carmela Carreno, Development Manager, by clicking here or calling (805) 966-9668 x120.