Support Us: Donate to Grey Bears

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Your donation today will help us deliver hot meals to CZU Complex Fire evacuees staying at local hotels; and weekly bags of groceries to 4,300 Santa Cruz County seniors – including 1,300 who are homebound.

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 also always appreciated in person at our main Chanticleer office, Monday – Friday, 8am – 3:30pm, 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. We also gratefully accept donations of your garden produce and non-perishable food items. Contact Danielle to learn more,, 831-479-1055 ext. 227.

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-3:30pm. Donations of computers, appliances, electronics, TVs, audio-video gear, etc. (working or not), and general recycling are accepted every day from 7:30am-3:30pm at our Chanticleer recycling center. We offer limited pickups subject to staff and truck availability. Receipts provided for tax deduction purposes. Please contact Tina Forest for more information:, 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,

Sponsor our Annual Event Dinners

A great opportunity for individuals and businesses to support our harvest picnic and holiday gala. Contact Grace Mora for more information, 831-479-1055,

Other giving options

We accept corporate matching gifts, honorary and memorial gifts, stocks, planned giving (click here for information and language to add Grey Bears to your will or living trust), endowment gifts, corporate sponsorship, challenge gifts and grants. Please contact Tim Brattan at (831) 479-1055 ext 224,

Give time

Click here to find out the many ways you can make a difference by volunteering at Grey Bears, email Grace Mora or call 831-479-1055 ext. 241.

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,

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