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Free Phones for Residents in Need

Get a Free Phone Today at the Volunteer Center

Time: 10:30- 4:30PM

Location: 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz CA

FO_phone_programOur Program Friends Outside has teamed with Budget Mobile to help distribute mobile phones to residents in need.

Budget Mobile offers free phones to Santa Cruz County Residents who qualify. The phone will come with unlimited minutes and texts completely free.

In order to qualify you must have a  valid current ID and receive any of the following assistance programs:

  •    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  •     Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  •     Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  •     CalFresh, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card
  •     Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
  •     National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  •    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  •     Tribal TANF
  •     Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  •     Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  •     Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  •     Household income at or below 150% of the National Poverty Level- taxes filled last year.
  •     Medicaid/Medi-Cal card

 

Coat and Toiletries Drive 2015

SHARE THE WARMTH

Americorps Coat Drive Help spread the civic spirit of Dr Martin Luther King Jr by lending a hand to our coat and toiletries drive in the lead up to MLK Day 2015 on Jan. 19th. 

Drop off bins are now available throughout the community awaiting your donations of new and gently used coats, blankets, scarves, gloves, and socks. We are also collecting new toiletries.

All items will be donated to Friends Outside, a program of the Volunteer Center devoted to increasing community safety and reducing the recidivism rate by providing community re-entry support to formerly incarcerated individuals.

No donations to give? Donate your time to the effort. Volunteers are needed to sort donations on MLK Day Jan 19th.  Register Here.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Watsonville

Watsonville Volunteer Center
12 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA, 95076
831-722-6708

Live Oak

Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
1740 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
831-427-5070

Live Oak Branch Library
2380 Portola Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
831-427-7711

Santa Cruz

Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
831-426-2010

Aptos

Aptos Branch Library
7695 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA, 95003
831-427-7702

Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley Branch Library
251 Kings Village Rd.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
831-427-7712

Questions: Call 831-427-5070 ext 115 or email americorps@scvolunteercenter.org

 

MLK Day 2015

MONDAY, JAN 19TH

mlk-day_largeDr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their community. Join with your neighbors from across Santa Cruz County as we make it a day of volunteer action.

COFFEE  INSPIRATION & COMMUNITY

Join us as we kick off the day from  9-9:45 AM at Santa Cruz Bible Church with Mayor Don Lane and the newly formed group Compassion Santa Cruz.  Grab a refreshment, register for a project and be inspired before adjourning for a day of volunteerism. ALL are welcome.

Volunteers are needed at projects throughout Santa Cruz County. Your time and energy will support an organization that improves the quality of life for people in our community.

View Projects and Register Now

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO TAKE ACTION NOW

 

compassion SC- square_logoCompassion Santa Cruz- Mayor Don Lane has joined with Mayors across the country in signing onto the Charter for Compassion. We are excited to partner with this effort to help community members take compassionate action in 2015.  MLK Day provides the perfect opportunity to start the year off right. Want to commit to a year of compassionate action?

Learn More and Take the Pledge

 

Americorps Coat Drive Coat and Toiletries Drive Now through Jan 19-  Help spread the civic spirit of Dr Martin Luther King Jr by lending a hand to our coat and toiletries drive in support of program clients from Friends Outside. Drop off bins are available throughout the community awaiting your donations of new and gently used coats, blankets, scarves, gloves, and socks. We are also collecting new toiletries. Learn More and View Locations

 

 

mlk_button1Celebrating Compassion and Courage- Activities all week long- Join the Resource Center for Non-Violence and the NAACP as they host a week of activities in the lead up to Martin Luther King Day of Service. Two concerts, a youth day, a film and more. Check in out your opportunities to get inspired. Learn More

2015 Human Race Kick-off Breakfast RSVP

RSVP for the 2015 Human Race Kick-off Breakfast

Join us at the 2015 Human Race Kick-Off happening Friday Feb 6th 2015 at the Sea Cliff Inn in Aptos from 7:30am-9:00AM.
 Learn more about the Human Race here.