Latest program updates

We’re still looking for Repair Coaches for our next Repair Cafe/Fixit Clinic Saturday, June 4, 10am-1pm. If you can help disassemble, diagnose and hopefully repair small appliances and other home items, sharpen knives, repair bikes, or sew, we’d love to hear from you! Email Rosie or call 831-479-1055 ext 226.

Grey Bears Executive Director, Tim Brattan, has announced his retirement this fall. The Board of Directors is seeking an experienced executive to succeed Tim and lead Grey Bears into the next phase of our growth. If you know of anyone who might want to apply for this exciting opportunity please reach out to Tim or Board Chair, Pam Goodman. The job announcement is posted on the careers page of our website.

Have a passion for Grey Bears mission and community service? Then contact us to learn more about serving on a Grey Bears advisory committee or the Board of Directors. You can also complete the online Board application.

Sign up to receive your weekly bag of groceries here, or donate to support the Healthy Food program here. You’ll also be invited to shop our free grocery store weekdays at 11am at our 2710 Chanticleer Ave campus, and stay for lunch at 11:30am. Contact Sharon for info or call 831-479-1055 ext. 223.

Visit Grey Bears new administrative offices at 2815 Chanticleer before our main campus on the right/west side of the street (1st driveway on the right past Sutter). To join or renew the Healthy Food program please come to our new offices. For the recycling center, thrift stores, to donate items, or volunteer, please continue to use our main campus, 2710 Chanticleer. Our mailing address remains 2710 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95065.

Shop terrific values in housewares, furniture, clothing, hardware, medical, electronics, herbal formulas-supplements-CBD cremes and more in the Thrift Store, Computer Electronics and Bookstore, open every day Mon-Sun, 9am-3:30pm.

Drop off your separated recycling materials at one of Grey Bears 3 recycling centers to ensure 100% of it is recycled, including CRV plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers (redeem your CRV containers for cash vouchers at our Ben Lomond center). You can also recycle your old electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs/monitors, amplifiers, etc.), Styrofoam (PS#6) and more at our Chanticleer center.

Volunteer in any of our 20 volunteer opportunities at Grey Bears! Click here to complete the simple application, or contact Rosie, 831-479-1055 ext 226.

Suzi Mahler offers 4 weekly chair yoga classes, including one in-person at Grey Bears on Friday mornings at 9:30.  For the live class, pre-registration by emailing Suzi, full COVID vaccination required. All of Suzi’s classes are offered via Zoom on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am – email Suzi for Zoom link.

Check out our other classes including Spanish on Wednesdays at 12-noon, women’s support groups, and one-on-one tech help by appointment. Email Sharon for more info or call 831-479-1055 ext 223.