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California Grey Bears

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General Agency Information
Name: California Grey Bears
Address: 2710 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz,  CA  95065
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-479-1055
Fax: 831-479-8465
Email: info@greybears.org
Website: https://www.greybears.org
Details
Description: Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports seniors, reuses and recycles resources, and provides volunteer opportunities to create a healthy, vibrant community.
Mission: Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling.
Programs: Distribute – The Healthy Food program delivers a weekly shopping bag of fresh produce and healthy staples to 3,800 seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. Please visit the website to learn more.

Recycle – Grey Bears operates three recycling centers for the general public: at our main campus on Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz (including e-waste and appliances and Styrofoam #6), and at the Buena Vista Landfill in Watsonville and the Ben Lomond Transfer Station.

Reuse and Resell – The Thrift Store, Computer Electronics Store, Hardware and Bookstore offer terrific values on everything for your home, kitchen, office, garden, sport, and entertainment and medical need.

Connect-Move-Learn – Grey Bears connects seniors and our community with three annual luncheon events, classes including chair yoga, one-on-one tech help, Spanish and cooking, women’s and men’s support groups, and quarterly Repair Cafés.

Glean – The Grey Bears Glean Team picks fruit and vegetables during harvest and conducts daily distributions of rescued groceries from 25 markets and bakeries. Contact Grace to help glean or arrange a gleaning crew at your orchard or farm.

Glean – The Grey Bears Glean Team picks fruit and vegetables during harvest and conducts daily distributions of rescued groceries from 25 markets and bakeries. Contact Grace to help glean or arrange a gleaning crew at your orchard or farm.

Compost – Our six Earth Tubs turn food scraps from the Healthy Food program and 35,000 hot meals served from our kitchen each year into high-quality compost for your garden, and we sell it dirt cheap in the thrift store.
Volunteer Info: Volunteering at Grey Bears is fun, rewarding and a great way to meet other interesting people while serving our community. And you’ll enjoy a healthy hot breakfast and/or lunch, and take home a bag of groceries. Team Grey Bears has been certified as a Volunteer Service Enterprise Point of Light in California.

Please contact to learn more.
Publications: Grey Bears Quarterly Newsletter
Healthy Eating Newsletter
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled: Contact for Information
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Ages 55 and over
Fees: Varies
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Varies
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Clothing
Clothing Banks
Computer Classes
Computers
Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations
Disaster/emergency services volunteer opportunities
Electronic Waste Recycling
Food
Food Distribution
Homebound
Meals
Medical Equipment/Supplies
Older Adults
Private Nonprofits
Recycling
Recycling Centers
SSI Recipients
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on April 13, 2020