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    Grey Bears was named 2022 Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber. This award acknowledges the work of hundreds of volunteers, a dedicated staff and Board, Healthy Food program participants and partners, donors and everyone we serve. A special thank you to our community!

    Sign up for the Healthy Food Program and receive a weekly bag of groceries delivered to a site near where you live or to your doorstep in Santa Cruz County. You’re also invited to join us for lunch every weekday at 11:30, or shop for groceries at 11am – bring your own reusable bag! You can also sign up in person at the little house at 2710 Chanticleer Ave and can find additional parking at the administrative office located at 2815 Chanticleer Ave (1st driveway on the right immediately past Sutter) where you can park and walk to the main campus.  Contact Sharon for info or call 831-479-1055 ext. 223. We also need volunteers to help fill and deliver groceries.

    Drop off your separated recycling materials at one of Grey Bears 3 recycling centers to ensure all of it is recycled – including CRV plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers (redeem your CRV containers for store/cash vouchers at the Ben Lomond center). You can also recycle your old electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs/monitors, amplifiers, etc.).

    Volunteer at Grey Bears! Choose from 20 volunteer opportunities. Click here to complete the simple application or contact Monica at 831-479-1055 ext 258.

    Suzi Mahler offers 3 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– 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.