Special Events

United Way of San Luis Obispo County is pleased to offer the following ongoing programs and events, supporting nonprofits, youth, families, donors and volunteers.

Flavors of SLO  Announcing Flavors of SLO on Saturday, May 5, 2018! Join us for an afternoon of tasting, sipping, and mingling at our 10th annual tasting event showcasing the very best food, wine and beer that the San Luis Obispo region has to offer. The event will be held in beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo. Check out www.FlavorOfSLO.com for more information.

Stuff the Bus - This is an annual donation drive for new school supplies which are then distributed throughout eleven local school districts. Every summer, just before school starts, the community is invited to literally stuff a big yellow bus with school supplies. Volunteers will help collect school supplies outside of Target in SLO, Walgreens in Atascadero and Walmart in Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles. Meathead Movers is donating boxes to hold the supplies, Atascadero Unified, Lucia Mar Unified, Paso Robles Joint Unified and San Luis Coastal Unified School Districts donated the use of the school busses and the drivers volunteered their time. 

Make a Difference DayMake a Difference Day is a national day of service, organized locally by the Center for Community Engagement at Cal Poly and United Way of San Luis Obispo County, sponsored by Cal Poly.  Every year, hundreds of volunteers come out to support our local nonprofits by helping with hands-on projects such as painting, gardening, light maintenance and cleaning.  The day begins with a light breakfast and fun kickoff at Chumash Auditorium on the Cal Poly campus.  The service projects are completed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All volunteers receive a complimentary event t-shirt.  Make a Difference Day is on the fourth Saturday of every October.  

Boogie on the Bluff - Featuring live music by Louie Ortega & Rio Salinas, delicious tastings from local restaurants, wineries and breweries, and fun for the whole family, all with breathtaking view of the Pismo Coast at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. ! 

Care Packages for Christmas Day - For the past 20 years, the San Luis Obispo community has generously provided our County’s homeless with a wonderful home-cooked Christmas Day dinner, live entertainment and much needed winter clothing care packages. The latter contain brand new:  sleeping bags, hooded sweatshirts, winter jackets, socks, underwear and toiletries. Donate today!