Adopt a Family Project

Phone Lines Open Nov 2- Dec 12

As the days grow colder and shorter, many of us warm our thoughts with the joy of family and the Holiday Season. Unfortunately, for those families in our community struggling to make ends meet, this can be a worrisome time. We invite you to “Be the Difference” this winter and make the holiday brighter by adopting a family in need. We welcome individuals, groups, or businesses to share the spirit of the holidays by volunteering, donating, or adopting.

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Santa Cruz Gives 2018

Now through December 31st

If you have walked on a clean beach, enjoyed a park, attended an arts event, or adopted a pet, you have benefited from the good work of local nonprofits. This is your chance to give back to the causes you care most about. Santa Cruz Gives is back as your one stop shop for holiday donations with 33 nonprofits to choose from. Give to one or give to many- all with one transaction.  Let's see how generous Santa Cruz County can be this year.

Learn More About Santa Cruz Gives and Donate


Holiday Volunteer Guide

Projects available from November - New Year's | Throughout Santa Cruz County

The holiday season is nearly upon us. It's that time of year when the spirit of generosity and giving have the opportunity to take center stage and many community members step out in search of ways to make their days more meaningful. Each year we post an online Holiday Volunteering Guide to make the search for giving back a little easier.  Individuals can register to volunteer directly online or can download the guide to contact the organizers of these opportunities.

View the Online Holiday Guide | Download the Guide

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