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Stars Program

Each year local businesses support the Adopt-A-Family project by displaying stars in their businesses. These gifts are then given to families that are not adopted or to our partner agencies.

Drop off your gifts at a participating business by Sunday, December 15th!

We will accept gifts until Monday, December 16th at 6pm at the Donation Center: 703 Front St, Santa Cruz.

Information for Businesses

If your business would like to participate in the Stars Program by collecting gifts for families please email us or call (831) 427-5070. We will drop off stars and information about Adopt-A-Family to your store in late October. We will then pick up the gifts that are donated in mid-December. Please reach out if you'd like more stars!

Three ways to give a gift through our Stars Program


Pick up a Star

Stop by one of our partner businesses to pick up a star. Purchase that gift new and then drop it off at the business you picked you star up at. See below for this year's partners.

Amazon Wishlist

Choose items from our wish list that you’d like to donate and select the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County's Gift Registry Address at checkout.

AAF Gift bags

Take the Reins

Buy whatever you like and drop it off at one of the businesses collecting donations or at our donation center. We always need more grocery store gifts cards and backpacks for teens.

2018 Participating Locations

Santa Cruz County Bank Branches  
• 75 River St. Santa Cruz
• 7775 Soquel Dr. Aptos
• 595 Auto Center Dr. Watsonville

The Nick Theater
210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz

AAA Capitola 
4400 Capitola Rd, Ste 100, Capitola

Ben Lomond Market
9440 Mill St, Ben Lomond

San Lorenzo Garden Center
235 River St, Santa Cruz

Play it Again Sports
4770 Soquel Drive, Soquel


Wells Fargo Bank Branches
•    74 River St, Santa Cruz
•    1975 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
•    1700 41st Ave, Capitola
•    7701 Soquel Dr, Aptos
•    100 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley

Rabo Bank Branches
•  1915 Main St. Watsonville
•  3555 Clares St. Capitola

7000 Soquel Ave Suite 1, Aptos

Family Cycling Center
914 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

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