At any given time, there are 350 children and youth in foster care in Santa Barbara County. Our Elevates Initiative is based on the simple hope that every faith based organization in Santa Barbara County can actively participate in uplifting the needs of our children and youth in foster care.

Become an Inspire Business Partner Today!

Make a difference

There are so many ways businesses and community leaders can help our local foster youth. Become a proud Our County. Our Kids. Business Partner, mentor an older youth, provide internships and job experience, or join us and be an ally in one of the many other ways to give back!

To register your business, contact info@ourcountyourkids.org, fill out the contact form below or call (866) 899-2649.

Partner

  • Show your support for caregivers and kids while driving traffic to your business: Our County. Our Kids. Inspire Business Partners receive a specialized window decal to showcase their support for the program. Resource parents will know that when they shop at your business they receive a discount by showing their Our County. Our Kids. card.
  • Boost Your Brand Engagement: The Our County. Our Kids. Facebook page pages reaches thousands of people each week! When you become a Inspire Business Partner, Our County. Our Kids. works with you to cross promote your brand on Facebook. Share Our County. Our Kids. Facebook content or post pictures of your employees and customers supporting Our County. Our Kids. In return, Our County. Our Kids. will share your posts and tag your business to reach our network of fans.
  • Build Goodwill in the Community: Our County. Our Kids. will supply informational materials for you to display at your business location. You’ll be helping Our County. Our Kids. raise awareness of the need for more foster youth supporters while building goodwill with your customers by sharing your commitment to a cause that is near and dear to our community.

Mentor

  • Inspire Success: Take a foster youth under your wing and show them a day in the life of someone in your industry. Help inspire foster youth on a career path and guide them toward the education or training they need to succeed.
  • Ensure a Future: Work with Our County. Our Kids. to offer an internship to a foster youth working toward independence. Provide meaningful hands-on experience in a career they’re interested in and help them build skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Give Back

  • Inspire Success: Take a foster youth under your wing and show them a day in the life of someone in your industry. Help inspire foster youth on a career path and guide them toward the education or training they need to succeed.
  • Ensure a Future: Work with Our County. Our Kids. to offer an internship to a foster youth working toward independence. Provide meaningful hands-on experience in a career they’re interested in and help them build skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

How does the Inspire Business Partner Program work?

Decide on the percentage or type of discount to offer & determine the disclosure of the discount.

Display your business partner window decal in the front of your business in a visible location.

Make sure your employees know what the discount is and what the discount card looks like. Display discount information by your cash register.

As an Inspire Business Partner you receive…

  • Your business featured here! On the OurCountyOurKids.org Business Partner web page.
  • Inclusion of your business in Our County. Our Kids. newsletters and program notices.
  • Inclusion of your business in Our County. Our Kids. social media posts, press outreach and recruitment events.
  • The best gift you get in return – seeing a foster youth become a success rather than just a statistic.

Benefits to community…

  • More money being directed to local businesses.
  • Helps ease the financial burden on resource families, who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Serves as a recruitment tool to get more people interested in serving as resource parents in Santa Barbara County.

Inspire, support & help our next generation get ready for their future!

Contact Our County. Our Kids. team to learn more about how you can become a business partner, mentor and resource for foster youth to learn from and grow to their full potential.

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