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Create Stars for the Adopt-a-Family Program

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YouthSERVE

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The Adopt-A-Family project which has been running for nearly 30 years and supports families struggling to make ends meet during the holidays. Each year we partner with 25 fellow non-profits on this project to meet the needs of more than 450 families. Accompanied by the Adopt-a-family project is the Stars Program! Each year local businesses support the Adopt-A-Family project by displaying stars in their businesses. These gifts are then donated to families that are not adopted by our partner agencies. It has been a tradition that YouthSERVE volunteers make star ornaments for the stars programs during the summertime to help us prepare! During the holiday season, folks will pick up these DIY stars ornaments, purchase the gift labeled on them, and return them to the bank or business. Traditionally these stars ornaments are made of foam or sturdy paper, but this year we will be creating virtual stars as well. We welcome you to use Canva.com to create stars ornaments by following these easy steps! 1) Register or sign up for Canva 2) Start a design from scratch 3) Find a star shape under "frames" or "shapes" 4) Decorate the stars by using stickers, colors, photos, and additional options under the "elements" tab 5) Add a gift that you think a child or teen would be excited to open during the holidays by clicking the "text" tab. Have fun and be as creative as you'd like! 6) Completed stars can be shared with the YouthSERVE Coordinator. Press the "share" button in the upper right corner. Enter the address ys@scvolunteercenter.org and make sure to enable "edit". Then press "enter" or "return". You can additionally download the stars and email them to ys@scvolunteercenter.org.

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About YouthSERVE

Location:

349 Main St. Suite 208, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

A Program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, YouthSERVE was established in 1993 to encourage youth ages 11-18 to be active participants in their community through activities they create, develop and implement. We also train college students to serve as mentors helping youth shape their community service goals and ideas. Through targeted programming, YouthSERVE encourages youth leadership and decision making, values community voice, fosters civic stewardship, and provides opportunity for cross cultural connections.

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A Program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, YouthSERVE was established in 1993 to encourage youth ages 11-18 to be active participants in their community through activities they create, develop and implement. We also train college students to serve as mentors helping youth shape their community service goals and ideas. Through targeted programming, YouthSERVE encourages youth leadership and decision making, values community voice, fosters civic stewardship, and provides opportunity for cross cultural connections.

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WHEN

Tue Jun 30, 2020 - Wed Dec 23, 2020
05:00 PM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(36.97467,-121.97346)
 

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