Support Us: Donate to Grey Bears

We gratefully accept donations of food, money, recycling, volunteer time, furniture, household items, clean clothing, medical equipment, vehicles, stock, estates and trusts. All gifts are tax deductible; Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, FEIN#: 94-2298681.

Your donation helps us deliver 2.4 million pounds of groceries each year to Santa Cruz County seniors. That adds up to one million meals a year.

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Mail a check or donate in person

Donations are accepted at our main Chanticleer office, Monday – Friday, 8am – 3:45pm, or by calling 831-479-1055 ext. 221.
Grey Bears
2710 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95065

Food donations & gleaning

The Grey Bears Glean Team will happily pick produce or fruit from your farm, garden or orchard that will help fill 4,500 brown bags delivered to County seniors every week. We also gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food. Contact Tess to learn more,, 831-479-1055 ext. 226.

Estate or tangible donations

Donations of tangible items for our thrift store (clothing, furniture, housewares, books, etc.) are accepted Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm. Donations of computers, appliances, electronics, TVs, audio-video gear, etc. (working or not), and general recycling are accepted every day from 7:30am-3:45pm at our Chanticleer recycling center.

Community Pick-ups

Grey Bears offers pickups of household and office items, appliances, electronics and more in Santa Cruz County subject to our staff and truck availability. Donations are tax-deductible. Please contact Tina Forest to schedule a pickup or for more information:, 831-479-1055, ext 235.

Donate your vehicle

We gratefully accept your donated car, RV, trailer, 5th Wheel, motorcycle and any other vehicles. Please contact Tim Brattan, 831-479-1055 ext 224,

Other giving options

We accept corporate matching gifts, honorary and memorial gifts, stocks, planned giving (living trust and estate planning), endowment gifts, corporate sponsorship, challenge gifts and grants. Please contact Tim Brattan at (831) 479-1055 ext 224,

Give time

Click here to find out the many ways you can make a difference by volunteering at Grey Bears.

Give services and equipment

Grey Bears accepts gifts of services (professional services, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.), equipment, electronic and print media, land, homes and other assets. Please contact Tim Brattan at (831) 479-1055 ext. 224,

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For our most recent Form 990 tax return, click here.