United Way of Santa Cruz County goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting solutions that lifts up our community. They focus on youth success, family financial stability and health because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way identifies and builds on community strengths, helps individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support community change efforts, advocate public policy changes, and support direct service programs. Their Mission: United Way ignites our community to give, advocate and volunteer so that our youth succeed in school and in life, our residents are healthy and our families are financially independent.
This Annual Community Builder Awards Luncheon at the Cocoanut Grove recognized people in our community who have been using their passion and gifts to support some of the most vulnerable in our community. And to strengthen programs with their dedication and consistency. In these unsure times for many in our community who have less stability, it’s good to know there are those that care. United Way helps bring all the pieces together to reach farther.
Photos- Yvonne Falk