Support Us: Donate to Grey Bears

Help us make a difference. Your donation today will be used to deliver healthy groceries to low income seniors, veterans and other agencies that serve those in need. Every $1 = 3 healthy meals.

Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, FEIN#: 94-2298681.

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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, tess4funrasin@aol.com, 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: tina@greybears.org, 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, tina@greybears.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, tim@greybears.org.

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, tim@greybears.org.


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I feel so happy to support Grey Bears. You helped me after my hip surgery. Your volunteers brought me delicious, healthy food every week. I will always be grateful! —Candace D, Santa Cruz