We are so pleased to share that we are expecting hundreds of families today at projects throughout Santa Cruz County for Family Volunteer Day. If you wanted to join us but didn’t get a chance to register, you still can. A number of our projects are able to take folks on a drop-in basis.
Here are your best bets for where to go today if you didn’t register.
1) Adopt a Family Star Making Party
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, 95062
2) Gardening Day
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
3) Graffiti Paint-Out with YouthServe
Along the railroad tracks at State Park Drive, adjacent to Coastlands Church in Aptos
Time: 10 AM -12PM
4) Aldridge Lane Park Beautification
20 Aldridge Ln, Corralitos, CA 95076
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
And for those families who can’t make it out the door today, you can still make a difference this weekend with a do-it yourself project.
We suggest becoming a Holiday Helper by giving to the often forgotten care facility residents in our community. Many residents don’t have family or friends visit them during the holidays, so they look forward to the gifts from the Holiday Helper Program.
The program collects, organizes and distributes gifts to care facility residents. Make a senior’s holiday special one by purchasing and wrapping gifts (examples: slippers, slipper socks, shirts, lap blankets, scarves, gloves, calendars, lotions etc.) Donations and gifts will be taken through December 8th. They also gladly welcome home-made cards.
Drop off all gifts and cards between 9am-12pm, Monday – Friday at Family Service Agency of the Central Coast: 104 Walnut Ave, #208 Santa Cruz, CA