Keep the Lights on Santa Cruz County

Thanks for Watching | Premiere -Keep the Lights On Santa Cruz County

THANK YOU for joining us for the premiere.

Keep the Lights on Santa Cruz County– an online gathering to uplift and inspire our community to action while sheltering in place, is now available for you to watch HERE, on YouTube, or on Facebook.

On #GivingTuesdayNow Local leaders, athletes, and musicians helped launch us into the Human Race Campaign homestretch with an hour of entertainment and calls to action.  Watch again for music, stories from our nonprofit heroes, and more! AND, learn how you can donate, volunteer, or choose simple acts of kindness.

Want to make an immediate difference? Choose from 80+ local nonprofits and shine a spotlight on the cause you care about most by making a donation at



Give a donation to a local nonprofit through the Human Race Giving Campaign.


Register as an emergency response volunteer to help with immediate critical needs.


Do good from home with our shelter in place acts of kindness list.


Share gratitude for the light in your life with our contest. Spanish Coloring Sheet

Meet a Few of our Featured Presenters

2020 Thompson hero

Tommy Thompson

We are SO thrilled to have San Jose Earthquakes Defender Tommy Thompson join us to share how he is using his incredible talent during the shelter in place to motivate and connect aspiring young soccer athletes from around the world.

John Laird

John Laird

As a city council member during the Loma Prieta Earthquake John has plenty of wisdom to offer about keeping the lights on for Santa Cruz. In his 40 year career, he has served as a local government analyst, mayor,  community college trustee, community activist, state legislator, and governor’s cabinet secretary.


Martine Watkins

We are incredibly grateful to have City Council Member Martine Watkins join us from home while she shelters in place with her husband and children. As a working mom, she knows first-hand about the challenges that families are facing to keep kiddos happy and engaged.


Sasha Dobson

We are honored to have Santa Cruz Native singer-songwriter Sasha Dobson join us from New York City to share her beautiful melodies. Sasha will perform a song from her newest album Simple Things. How lucky are we??

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