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Santa Cruz County Volunteers Earn Points of Light Award

Santa Cruz Sentinel  Feb 9- Santa Cruz County is small geographically, but residents are big in heart, judging from a ceremony Tuesday honoring 14 dedicated volunteers receiving the national Points of Light award. “This is a big deal,” said Supervisor John Leopold, who chairs the Board of Supervisors, noting Santa Cruz County residents got 4 percent of the national awards. “They really make the community special.... Continue Reading

"Santa Cruz Gives" Proves That Santa Cruz Gives

Aptos Times  Feb 6- It’s just two years old now, but at the close of the holiday campaign, Santa Cruz Gives raised $102,379 in individual donations — nearly 75% more than in 2015. Overall, the innovative online platform achieved $181,089 for 33 local non-profits. One of its major goals is introducing the next generation to the world of philanthropy. It’s a challenging age group for non-profits to reach, yet the under-35 set made 115 donations throughout the 5 1/2–week campaign... Continue Reading

Volunteers Celebrate Martin Luther King

KSBW Action News 8- Hundreds showed up across Santa Cruz County to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a day of action. Community organizations collaborating with the Volunteer Center to offer service projects included the Diversity Center, Ecology Action, Evergreen Historical Cemetery, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Live Oak Community Resources, and UCSC Arboretum.


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