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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-479-1055 ext. 226.
Estate or tangible donations
Donations of tangible items for our thrift store, computer electronics store and bookstore (clothing, furniture, housewares, books, electronics, etc.) are accepted everyday, Mon-Sun, 7:30am-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. We offer limited pickups subject to staff and truck availability. Donations are tax-deductible. Please contact Tina Forest for more information: email@example.com, 831-479-1055, ext 235.
Donate your vehicle
We gratefully accept your donated car, RV, trailer, 5th Wheel, motorcycle, electric scooter, boat and all other vehicles. Please contact Tina Forest, 831-479-1055 ext 235, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.