Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop
Christy Licker opened Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop in June of 2010, just three years after the death of her daughter, Caroline, who passed away at the age of 16. Her hope was to honor the life of Caroline by donating money to local nonprofits with programs/services for children and their families with the goal of easing the fundraising burden for these non profits. Caroline’s volunteers are special. At present, Caroline’s has 80 regularly scheduled volunteers, ranging in ages 10-80. Our volunteer’s commit to regularly scheduled shifts, with some even creating handmade items for Caroline’s. Caroline’s is 100% volunteer powered, which means volunteers care for the shop, on top of performing maintenance tasks like landscaping and janitorial duties.
Child Development Resource Center
CDRC serves those who care for and educate young children. CDRC/Child Care Switchboard maintains a current list of all licensed child care centers and licensed family child care homes in Santa Cruz County. We also realize that licensed care does not always meet the needs of every individualized family. If your preferred choice is to go with a nanny, babysitter, or other informal arrangement (license-exempt care) you can have the added peace of mind of utilizing the TrustLine Registry.
Providers: The well-being of our children and families starts with YOU—the child care workforce. CDRC is here to help you provide the best care for children and to keep your business thriving. CDRC maintains Santa Cruz County’s only complete, up-to-date listing of child care providers. Help families find you by placing a free listing in our child care referral database.
Parents and Guardians: CDRC maintains Santa Cruz County’s only complete, up-to-date listing of child care providers. Finding the right child care is one of the most important decisions your family may need to make. The early care and education specialists at CDRC can answer your questions—on the phone, or in person—to help you find child care that meets your needs.
What does QUALITY look like?
You feel safe & accepted for who you are
It’s a place to be with friends and caring adults
You get to do lots of fun, interesting activities
The program is easy to get to & affordable
Your family’s culture and child’s abilities are respected
Your child is happy and learning new things
The program is thriving & committed to quality
The work environment is safe and well organized
You get a chance to earn better pay and benefits
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Established in 1976, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events.
What Do You Want to Do?
Our diverse parks and beaches have something for everyone. Find your next adventure!
Hike Learn Bike Shop Surf Swim Dogs Camp Bonfires
Friends also operates six ParkStores
offering nature- and history-themed merchandise for sale to benefit local parks and beaches. ParkStore locations include Natural Bridges, New Brighton, Santa Cruz Mission, Seacliff, Wilder Ranch and Online. Learn more at www.ThatsMyPark.org or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery.
Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. Learn more about SCPL at SantaCruzPL.org or via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.