Thanks For Attending the Be the Difference Awards

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday at the 2018 Be the Difference Awards. We were incredibly inspired by the response and the desire to come together for what works in our community. Your love for Santa Cruz County was palpable.

This event was successful because of each and every one of the 450 attendees who took time out of their day to honor volunteerism. We are incredibly grateful to you and to all of our sponsors for providing the additional resource and human-power to make the event run smoothly.

It is because of our community’s dedication that we were awarded the 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year Award by the Office of the Governor and California Volunteers. We were so proud to share this honor with all of you at the awards.

We were selected from among 265,678 registered nonprofits in California for our commitment to community and for our ability to leverage individuals like yourself to be the difference. Thank you for generously giving your time, seeking out the good in others, and making our community a better place to live, work and play.  This award ultimately belongs to all of you– the volunteers, businesses, and fellow nonprofits who we are fortune to work with each day.

We wanted to let you know that the Be the Difference Award videos created by KION 5/46 of our top honorees are now up and event photos are coming soon. We also wanted to let you know about the ways to stay connected with us beyond this event.

On the heels of the Be the Difference Awards we have a host of events, projects, and actions you can take to make a difference in Santa Cruz County.  Inspire young readers at our upcoming Un Libro A La Vez event, make the holidays brighter for those in need, or gather your family and join us on Family Volunteer Day.
As always, we invite you to reach out with your need for support or desire to help. We are eager to connect with you to transform our community.
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