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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.

Our Stars Program will begin in Mid-November. Check back soon for the latest details including dates and locations.

Information for Businesses

If your business would like to participate in the Stars Program by collecting gifts for families please email us or call Sara at (831) 427-5070 x119. 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.

2019 Participating Locations

The Nick Theater
210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz

Del Mar Theater
210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz

AAA Capitola 
4400 Capitola Rd, Ste 100, Capitola

Sugar Smith
1527 Comercial Way, Santa Cruz


Wells Fargo Bank Branches
•    74 River St, Santa Cruz

Mechanics Bank 
3555 Clares St, Suite X, Capitola

7000 Soquel Ave Suite 1, Aptos

Family Cycling Center
914 41st Ave, Capitola

David Lyng Real Estate
1041 41st Ave, Capitola

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