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  • Volunteer of the Month

    Martha Mangan Born: October 19, 1929, age 84 in Springfield MO. Grew up listening to Glenn Miller and Louis Armstrong, watched Gone with the Wind in high school multiple times with her mother Favorite color: ...

  • Girl Scouts love Grey Bears

    The artistic skills of several hundred girl scouts were on display at the recent Girl Scouts Boardwalk Beach Bash. As part of the event's community service project, the girls were given blank place mats and drawing ...

  • Two Grey Bears Awarded

    Two longtime Grey Bears volunteers were honored with Be the Difference Awards on October 17, 2013 at the Volunteer Center's 6th Annual event. With about 250 people looking on, including local elected officials, ...

  • 2 minutes honoring 40 years

    Community Television's intrepid videographer, Peter McGettigan, took time out to film the Grey Bears Annual Harvest Picnic celebrating 40 years of service on September 24th. Here's his two-minute director's cut. Thanks Peter!

  • Grey Bears Celebrates #40

    (Register-Pajaronian - Sept 26, 2013) - Grey Bears celebrated 40 years of providing nutritious food to seniors at their annual Harvest Picnic at Harvey West Park Tuesday. About 1,500 people enjoyed the barbecue lunch ...

  • Reuse/Repair moving to smart phones

    New smartphones are more prone to break according according to SquareTrade, a provider of protection plans for gadgets. Fortunately, websites like iFixit.com and the Reuse Alliance can help you fix them. If you're not ...

  • Apples are in the bag

    Fresh, sweet, crisp apples in today's brown bags! These beauties were gleaned by students from Stevenson School and Tierra Pacifica Charter School from an orchard in San Juan Bautista. Thanks to the orchard ...

  • Volunteer of the Month

    Ken Miller, age 95. Born:  September 23, 1918 in Sacramento County. Growing up: My two brothers and sister and I attended a one room school of eight grades to which we walked 2.5 miles from home ...

  • Day Worker Center Thanks Grey Bears

    Grey Bears collaborates with many local nonprofits, including the Day Worker Center, a program of the Community Action Board. While workers wait for work at the new 7th Avenue center center, staff encourages ...

  • iPad class at Grey Bears

    Make the most of your iPad and Mac experience in computer workshops at Grey Bears. Computer consultant, Michaela Zwinakis will teach an iPad class on Tuesday, September 17, 1-3pm. Explore how to customize ...

  • Now growing – new front garden

    Grey Bears has a new garden! A drought tolerant demonstration garden of California natives - from succulents to salvias - has been planted. Special thanks to the community service workers who amended the ...

  • Thrift Store – values everyday

    Shop daily for thousands of new arrivals on a huge selection of furniture, art, housewares, clothing, appliances, plants, garden items, bikes and much more. Browse through a huge selection of books, DVDs and VHS tapes ...

  • Celebrate at Grey Bears on May 22

    We're throwing our annual spring party to pay homage to the volunteers, and celebrate the members of Grey Bears and you're invited! This year's big event takes place on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:30am right here in the Grey ...

  • Repair Cafe saves 75 items

    The first ever Santa Cruz Repair Cafe took place at Grey Bears on Saturday, May 4. The warehouse was transformed into a Euro-style "speed-fixing" arena where about 80 people of all ages brought ...

  • Westlake 1st Grade visits Grey Bears

    A wonderful pod of 20 first-graders from Westlake Elementary took a field trip to Grey Bears on Earth Day, 2013. Grey Bears CEO, Tim Brattan, led the eager group through worm composting with ...

  • Grey Bears in Forbes Magazine

    Writer Giovanni Rodriguez gives Grey Bears a shout-out in his intriguing piece entitled, "The Second Hill: How American Longevity Might Rejuvenate the World." Are older Americans a burden or an asset? A new look ...