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  • Grey Bears – 2020 Census Activities

    Grey Bears - 2020 Census Activities

    The U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States every 10 years. The first U.S. Census was held in 1790 under then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, and the next ...

  • Recycle your Beverage Containers

    Recycle your Beverage Containers

    Grey Bears accepts your beverage containers at our Santa Cruz County recycling centers. These California Redemption Value (CRV) containers include: Beer and malt Beverages (glass bottles and aluminum cans) Wine Coolers Carbonated fruit ...

  • Volunteer Yvonne King wins “Be the Difference Award”

    Volunteer Yvonne King wins "Be the Difference Award"

    After retiring from teaching 5th and 6th graders at Mar Vista in Aptos, Yvonne King knew she wanted to give back to the community she loves. A friend invited her to try volunteering ...

  • California’s latest recycling actions

    California's latest recycling actions

    California legislature wraps session with unprecedented recycling action (updated 9/18/19 - Waste Dive) Lawmakers may not have taken up a big packaging EPR bill, but ...

  • Grey Bears recycling programs

    Grey Bears recycling programs

    If you've been following the news lately you've probably been hearing about  challenges with recycling. What used to be an industry accepting more and more materials has contracted over the past year for ...

  • A beer with your Woodstock’s pizza

    A beer with your Woodstock's pizza

    all February long supports Grey Bears! For every pint of Discretion's Uncle Dave's IPA ordered at Woodstock's during the month of February, $1 will be donated to Grey Bears. Pizza and Uncle Dave's ...

  • Fresh produce for Federal employees

    Fresh produce for Federal employees

    Grey Bears is offering shopping bags of fresh produce and healthy staples to Federal employees affected by the government shutdown. Bags may be picked up on Fridays at three locations: Grey Bears warehouse, 2710 Chanticleer Ave ...

  • Weekly bag sales-books & clothing

    Weekly bag sales-books & clothing

    Super values - great selection on books, clothing and accessories. Fill a shopping bag of clothes and/or books every Monday and Friday for just $10! Thousands of new weekly arrivals - shop daily for ...

  • VegFest promotes sustainable lifestyle

    VegFest promotes sustainable lifestyle

    Eat healthy, feel better, preserve our environment! Grey Bears is excited to sponsor Santa Cruz VegFest, an event that will celebrate the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. VegFest will feature speakers, free food ...

  • 2018 Volunteers of the Year

    2018 Volunteers of the Year

    Each Year we honor a few extra special volunteers for their many years of service to Grey Bears, and for their work and inspiring stories. Our 2018 Volunteers of the Year will be ...

  • Aging in America

    Aging in America

    Living Longer In 1985, older adults accounted for 11 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, they were 13 percent. More than 40 million Americans are now age 65+. By 2030, as the ...

  • Chair yoga pose focus: Crescent Lunge

    Chair yoga pose focus: Crescent Lunge

    Crescent Lunge (Anjaneyasana, prounounced AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) Simple activities such as standing, sitting and walking can make our bodies tense and tired by the end of the day. Lunge pose is a low back, calf and groin ...

  • Back-to-School Computer Sale

    Back-to-School Computer Sale

    Pick up a refurbished desktop PC computer featuring a fast Intel i3 or i5 processor, Windows 10 installed, keyboard and mouse for just $75 plus tax. Open every day, 10am-3pm. Limit one per ...

  • First processed styrofoam shipped

    First processed styrofoam shipped

    Ever wonder what happens to all that Styrofoam that gets dropped off at Grey Bears recycling center? Thanks to a Community Foundation Santa Cruz County grant, Grey Bears received a RecycleTech 200 thermal ...

  • Surf’s always up for Nola Moosman

    Surf's always up for Nola Moosman

    “I’m really just a farm kid surfer girl from Nebraska,” says Nola Moosman, who volunteers in Grey Bears food distribution warehouse three days a week. “My community since I arrived in Santa Cruz back ...

  • The many benefits of staying active

    The many benefits of staying active

    The cooler seasons can typically be a time of less activity. This can lead to feeling weak or fatigued. While exercise and movement are important for people of all ages, it is especially ...