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Opportunity Details

Family Services, Civic & Community
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities
Fundraising & Campaigning

Age Minimum (with Adult): 2+, Minimum Age:11+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Gift Bag Decoration or Holiday Stars AT HOME

Join us for Family Volunteer Day to bring cheer to our annual Adopt A Family project.

The Adopt A Family project provides food, clothing and toys to 450 of Santa Cruz County's neediest families during the holiday season. This year we are supporting 100 families that have been impacted by the CZU Fires, and every family is facing special circumstances. Every year approximately 25 families on our list go un-adopted, and we depend on our on donations from our Stars project to fill the need. We donate any extra gifts we recieve to local organizations that are serving families in need. 

Here's where you come in....we need your help to create wishing star ornaments or decorating gift bags.

Gift Bags - you pick up blank bags (or get some blank paper gift bags or bakery bags) and decorate them with holiday drawings and designs. These personalized bags ensure that the families receiving the gifts from the program know that they are getting gifts from our community of caring people, and brining cheer to people in need!
Express interest using the button below and we will send you the detailed instructions and you can sign up to pick up supplies. 

Stars - Use our template to cut out stars from supplies you pick up at our office (or use your own supplies). Decorate the stars and write gift requests on them from our wish list. When done, drop them off at our office, or if you have a business you can display them for your customers/employees. 
Express interest using the button below and we will send you the detailed instructions and star template and you can sign up to pick up supplies. 

These stars are displayed at local banks and businesses for members in the community to see specific gift needs of children and families who were not adopted. people pick up the stars, purchase the gift and return them to the bank or business.

We will provide volunteers with all the art supplies needed to complete the task. Any supplies you'd like to contribute will be greatly appreciated.

The Volunteer Center address to pick up kits and drop off completed projects is 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Please note that we have a limitted supply of kits so we do need you to RSVP to pick up a kit. 

Get Involved... Express Interest For This Opportunity using the button below 

If you have questions about registering for the project contact Malia
at 831-427-5070x117 or email ys@scvolunteercenter.org
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Volunteers needed through 11/29/2020

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Contact the Volunteer Center

1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070
connect@scvolunteercenter.org

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