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Adopt a Family for the Holidays

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Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

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We've made it to November in the age of pandemic life. Around us we see the signs of the holiday season taking hold with the endless supply of holiday baubles arriving on store shelves and despite the challenges of this year many are ready to turn their thoughts to the joy of the holiday season.

Unfortunately, while some are looking forward to celebrating with our families, the fall has ushered in an increase in requests for support and services at the Volunteer Center, and we know that many are also managing deep struggle. For those who were impacted by COVID layoffs, and those facing a variety of economic and social hardships, the holidays bring yet another burden.

As a community we have an opportunity to ease this struggle by finding ways to make the holiday brighter for our neighbors. This year we are ready to help you bring a little joy back in the door through the Adopt a Family Project. No matter our circumstance we all have gifts to give, from our time to our funds, and we want to connect you with a the way that works best for you.

Each year the Volunteer Center partners with 25 fellow non-profits to meet the needs of 400+ families struggling to make ends meet.

Our non-profit partners provide us with a short bio about each family and a list of the items that each family member requests. Adopt a Family Project staff and volunteers then set to work connecting these families with donors like you. Requests include basic necessities like sheets, towels, or shoes along with special gift requests for the children.

Adopt a Family has been successfully maintained with the support of our community for more than 30 years and we are confident your generosity will shine through again. Because the need is so great this year, we've increased the number of families we serve to include families impacted by the fires.

Are you ready to join in joyful giving? There are a number of ways you can support the project.

ADOPT A FAMILY BY FILLING OUT THIS ONLINE FORM:

https://scvolunteercenter.org/programs/adopt-a-family/adopt-family-online-form/

DONATE: We invite individual contributions of items, gift certificates, or cash. Make a donation online or mail it to the Volunteer Center at 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA. 95062. Learn more about how to give individual gifts by visiting our Stars Program Page.

Give a Donation Today.

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About Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

Location:

1740 17th Ave Suite 2, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

The Volunteer Center was founded in 1967 to address the pressing needs of our local community through volunteer service. We offer 17 programs that engage young people, families, seniors, working professionals, and people with disabilities in meaningful service. We have the capability of connecting people with volunteer opportunities on the web, by phone or at one of our Centers. We additionally, partner with over 400 non-profits to find the perfect fit for your skills and interest. Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.

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The Volunteer Center was founded in 1967 to address the pressing needs of our local community through volunteer service. We offer 17 programs that engage young people, families, seniors, working professionals, and people with disabilities in meaningful service. We have the capability of connecting people with volunteer opportunities on the web, by phone or at one of our Centers. We additionally, partner with over 400 non-profits to find the perfect fit for your skills and interest. Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.

Community
Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities

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Mon Nov 01, 2021 - Fri Dec 10, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(36.9796,-122.042)
 

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