Local Non-Profits

Local Non-Profits in Watsonville & Santa Cruz County

For local Non-Profits looking for and accepting volunteers, please view the Community Service Locations page. 

Local Non-Profits Accepting Donations of Items

Local places that accept used item donations

■  Goodwill Thrift Store – 470 Main Street, Watsonville 722-2376
■  Hope Services Santa Cruz District (can pickup) – 831-421-9900  220 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz CA

Local stores that sell used/vintage/recycled items

■  Goodwill Thrift Store – 470 Main Street, Watsonville 722-2376

Local Non-Profits Accepting Donations & Volunteers

Please visit the site for each non-profit to find out what donations they are looking for and to learn what the process is for volunteering with them is. 

La Manzana (Community Bridges)
Helping with:  literacy, food distribution, bilingual parent education, help with forms, bilingual help and assistance

Second Harvest Food Bank 
Helping with: food, nutrition, health, fighting diabetes

Loaves & Fishes
Helping with: nutrition, food, training

Meals on Wheels (Community Bridges)
 Helping with: meals for seniors, food, nutrition, socialization

Senior Center  (831) 722-1333
114 E. Fifth Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Helping with: seniors and services for seniors

Salud Para La Gente
Helping with: health, families, youth, eyecare, dental care

Jacob’s Heart
Helping with: cancer (in children), health, support, caregiver support, family support

Monarch Services (formally Women’s Crisis Support – Defensa de Mujeres)
Helping with: women's health, mental health, domestic violence

Pajaro Valley Historical Association
Helping with: local history

Pajaro Valley Arts Council
Helping with: local artists, art

Digital Nest
Helping with: youth, technology skills, education

The Live Like Coco Foundation provides thousands of Santa Cruz county kids with free books as well as scholarships to extra-curricular activities. Check out their map of little free libraries in Santa Cruz County, created in partnership with Digital Nest. 

Santa Cruz Connect/ Watsonville Connect (AKA Project Homeless Connect)
Helping with: homelessness & resources for homeless and those at risk

California Rural Legal Assistance
Help with: legal help for migrant and low income persons, fair labor, housing, lgbt issues, social justice

YWCA Watsonville 
Helping with: empowerment, helping families, ending racism

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Helping with: advocating for the safety of children

United Way 
Helping with: youth health, families, support, job training for young adults, housing assistance

Salvation Army 
Helping with: housing help, veterans help, youth camps, homeless shelter, food and nutrition assistance, domestic violence help, emergency shelter, transitional housing, rehabilitation.

Hope Services
Helping with: services and assistance for developmentally disabled persons

Women’s Club 
Helping with: improving the community

American Legion
Helping with: services and assistance for veterans

Rotary Club of Freedom & the Rotary Club of Watsonville