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  • Property tax break for seniors back on table

    A program giving low-income seniors and the disabled a break on their property taxes is back on the horizon after it was canceled two years ago, a result of the state's woeful budget ...

  • Grey Bears Helps Clear Space for Target

    With Target beginning construction to revamp space in the Capitola Mall for a July opening, the retailer gave Grey Bears and other local businesses and nonprofits an opportunity to pick up fixtures left ...

  • Thrift Store Fall Sale – This Saturday, October 8

    Now is the perfect time to add some fun to your fall wardrobe, fashion a Halloween costume, pick up some holiday knick knacks or beautify your home or office. This and much more are ...

  • Love taking things apart? We need you!

    If you get a thrill taking stuff apart and not worrying about (or remembering) how to put it back together, then the Grey Bears e-wasters need you. We're looking for volunteers to help ...

  • Brown Bag Line…The Next Generation.

    Teens from Mt. Cross Ministries' Camp in Felton arrived bright and early to fill bags of fresh produce for the Grey Bears. "Move over seniors, we're taking over!" Grey Bears - bridging generations ...

  • Thrift Store Summer Sale This Sat, July 23

    The Grey Bears Thrift Store is packed to the gills with new arrivals and we're selling it at 1/2-off during our Sizzling Summer Sale, THIS Saturday, July 23, 10am - 3pm! Choose from an array ...

  • E-waste law reaches a milestone

    1 billion pounds of computer junk recycled in California (June 5, 2011 - story in San Jose Mercury News by Paul Rogers) Mountains of broken TV sets, obsolete computer monitors and outdated laptops that once ...

  • A Closer Look at E-Waste Recycling – Grey Bears in Santa Cruz Magazine

    (Santa Cruz Magazine - Summer 2011) -- "The fast, competitive pace of technology continually generates more powerful and efficient computers, monitors, cell phones and game consoles - often costing the same or less ...

  • Grey Bears to Recognize Volunteers – SC Sentinel Story

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel - May 25, 2011) -- California Grey Bears will recognize about 275 volunteers today, thanking them for donating their time to the nonprofit, which is devoted to helping senior citizens ...

  • Thrift Store Spring Sale This Saturday, May 21

    The Grey Bears Thrift Store does it again this month with their giant Spring Sale, this Saturday, May 21 when everything in the store is 1/2-off ! Choose from a dizzying array of new arrivals ...

  • Thank you Keller Williams Volunteers!

    What a day! From painting all of our recycling bins, flag pole and thrift store rear building, to tilling and planting an old garden plot with tomatoes and pruning the camellias, the wonderful ...

  • Santa Cruz Senior Citizens: Who We Are

    Linda Covella of the blog, Santa Cruz Patch, asked the question about what it means to be a senior citizen. The answer? We come in all ages and types. Read the full article... ...

  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

    The Grey Bears present the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Meeting of the Membership this Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30am. The gala takes place at the Grey Bears campus at 2710 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz and ...

  • Grey Bears Earth Day Story in R-P

    Brown Bag Program volunteers on the line

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with California Grey Bears - special feature in the 4/21/11 "How to Go Green" issue of the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. "So how does GreyBears do it?" Read more...

  • Grey & Green – Grey Bears Cover Story in Good Times

    Reporter Sven Davis heads behind the scenes of the California Grey Bears and uncovers a surprisingly inventive recycling program and much more in the current issue of Good Times. Read more...

  • Grey Bears Director Tim Brattan on KSCO

    Michael Sammet, host of KSCO Radio's "What's Left" show, will interview Grey Bears' Director Tim Brattan this Monday, March 28 at 2pm. Tune in to KSCO 1080 AM to listen or call in!