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  • Thrift Store – incredible values everyday

    Open Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm. Browse through thousands of items lovingly prepared by our team of volunteers including furniture, art, housewares, vintage clothing and accessories, books and media, tumbled glass, medical equipment, bikes, sporting equipment, plants ...

  • Neighborhood E-Waste Recycling Event

    This Friday, February 21 from 11am-3pm at Project Purr's Rescued Treasures Store, 325 Front Street, Downtown Santa Cruz. Drop off your old electronics, computers, printers, monitors, TVs, cables, phones, audio/video gear, appliances (big or small, ...

  • Chair yoga pose of the month

    Extended Side Angle Pose Chair yoga helps us to be strong and stable, and poses like extended side angle offer benefits to the lower and upper body. This pose is especially beneficial to strengthen ...

  • 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 ...