Adopt a Family Project

Call the Adopt a Family Hotline | Nov. 6 - Dec. 14

Make the holiday brighter for local families struggling with poverty, disabilities, abandonment, or economic strain. Each year we support 450 families from Santa Cruz County who have been screened and referred by our 22 partner organizations to ensure that your gift is reaching those most in need. Join the effort by adopting, donating and or giving your time to support the project.

Learn More and Adopt


Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout Santa Cruz County | Now - Dec. 31

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back this holiday season? We've got you covered with the 2017 Guide to Holiday Volunteering. Our comprehensive guide will provide you with the multitude of ways to share in the spirit of the season by volunteering between now and New Year's. Check back often for the latest opportunities. The guide will be updated throughout the next month.

View Holiday Volunteer List   |  Download the Holiday Guide

Santa Cruz Gives

Give Where You Live | Nov. 15 - Dec 31

Join with Santa Cruz Good Times and the Volunteer Center in honoring the  good work of  local nonprofits. 33 valuable local nonprofits have been vetted and selected for this annual online giving campaign. We invite you to jump on board for the causes you care about and give to where you live.  Good Times has created a platform to make it easy for you to browse, donate and help make our community an even better place to live.

Check it Out and Donate

South County Mental Health Thanksgiving

November 22 | Veteran's Memorial Hall  | 215 E Beach St. Watsonville

Join with our staff from Community Connection and volunteer to help with this annual event as local providers come together to provide a festive free Thanksgiving meal for mental health clients and their families.  Learn more about the volunteer positions available throughout the day.

Learn More and Register to Volunteer

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