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GIVE BIG Today for the 2019 Human Race

39 years ago, the Human Race started as a whimsy idea by a handful of young Nonprofit Directors who wanted to build community. Then, generous people just like you stepped in, and that little idea grew. As of 2019, millions of dollars have been raised through the Human Race for the causes people love. This […]

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Local Seniors Connect, Create, & Contribute

This month we celebrate Older Americans Month by recognizing the amazing older adults all around us that are making a positive impact as volunteers, employees and advocates. Older adults are an incredible resource for our community. By engaging and supporting all ages, we recognize that older adults play an important role in the vitality of […]

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Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism

It has been a busy month of celebration at the Volunteer Center. Earlier this month we celebrated  National Volunteer Week and last week as the Volunteer Initiative Program Coordinator, I had the opportunity to celebrate twenty of our outstanding volunteers who give their time to the departments within the County of Santa Cruz. This annual […]

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National Volunteer Week- Celebrating YOU…

It’s National Volunteer Week and for communities across the nation this week brings the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the value of volunteerism. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week demonstrates the power of volunteerism to bring people together for positive change. Each year during National Volunteer Week, along with our partners we host events […]

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Our AmeriCorps Members “Get Things Done”

This week the Volunteer Center has joined in the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps Week to spotlight the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across the Country. Started in 1994, more than 75,000 Americans participate in AmeriCorps each year and these individuals have contributed over 1 billion hours of service. Here at the Volunteer Center […]

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Ring in the New Year With Senior Wellness

Happy New Year! We know that sometimes the post holiday season with the departure of family and friends can feel like a bit of a letdown, especially for seniors. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now is the time to revel in a bit of downtime, define new goals, and seize the moment […]

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Wishing You a Happy Holiday

Our offices are now closed for the holiday and will re-open again on Jan 2nd, 2019. As we head away from some time with our families we are feeling such pride for another wonderful year of generosity, connection, and impact. This week we closed out our final project of the year with  Adopt a Family, […]

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Adopt a Family Warehouse- Last Day

Thank-you so much to each and every one who took the initiative to donate or adopt a family this year. We are proud to announce that with the donations, stars items, and all of you, we will be able to successfully support all of our families this year. If you are still looking for ways […]

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Remembering George Bush With a Pledge to Serve

It was my honor to serve with Neil Bush for years on the Board of the Points of Light Foundation, and a privilege to meet President Bush many times in the course of his support for volunteerism.  At this moment in our nation, it is critical to remember that people with different political beliefs can, […]

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