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#Giving Tuesday 2014 with the Volunteer Center

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. As a #GivingTuesday […]

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Make your Mother Proud

Still looking for that perfect gift for your mother?  We can help… Mothers are our very first role models. They help us grow seeds of compassion, push us to reach our goals, teach us the value of giving back, and guide us towards making our moments matter. Show your mom how much you appreciate her […]

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Dine out for Seniors 2014

We  invite you to dine out in support of seniors on  Tuesday April 29th between 3-9PM at the Bittersweet Bistro (787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003) 33% of each meal will go towards supporting Helping Hands Senior Home Repair, a program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County which was established more […]

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National Volunteer Week 2014

It’s our week to be thankful and celebrate Volunteerism!  Join us at events in honor of National Volunteer Week happening April 6-12, 2014. Widely celebrated across the country, the week brings the opportunity to call national attention to the substantial civic impact that more than 63 million volunteers make in our local communities. We invite […]

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International Women’s Day … Inspiring Change

In honor of International Women’s Day we want to celebrate those women who have inspired us through their compassion,  willingness to lift others up, or their drive to bring forth a better tomorrow. We’ve had the fortune of meeting so many women who have given their time to make the world a better place. Our […]

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Friends Outside to Host Art Exhibit

Drawing Us Together Opening Reception Friday Dec 6 from 5-8PM After completing a seventh prison term Pedro was informed that under new laws in the state of California he would be released to community supervision rather than state parole. This shift in his custody plan was fortuitous on a number of levels. For the first […]

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Keeping it local for #Giving Tuesday

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2013- The Volunteer Center has joined forces with fellow organizations and businesses from around the county to promote #Giving Tuesday,  a National Day of Giving to counter balance Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Together we can demonstrate that the holidays are about both giving and giving back. Let’s join with millions of […]

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Give it Away Day

June 8th from 1-4PM–  Join YouthServe for a day of  giving as they team up with 3 fellow non-profits to support children and their families. YouthServe teens would like to collect your new and used clothing, canned goods, and donations of gift cards. Items Needed: ·      $25 Gas Cards (Jacob’s Heart) ·      $10 Target Gift […]

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