Thanks to our generous donors, the Santa Cruz Welcoming Network raised $52,871 through Santa Cruz Gives. That's the 2nd highest amount raised among the 63 participating non-profits in the 6-week campaign. Special thanks to the Volunteer Center, Good Times, and Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County for making Santa Cruz Gives possible and to the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living, our fiscal sponsor. Also thanks to our volunteer fundraisers, especially Ellen Fitzgerald Murtha, Amy Harrington, George Newell, and Meg Sandow. Welcoming Network team members have scheduled a strategy meeting to plan the best use of funds to accompany our new neighbors.
We are a community network dedicated to welcoming and supporting asylum seekers and other refugees.
For one family, the move from emergency housing in a motel to a home of their own can be the difference between a life overshadowed by the mortal threats they fled and the beginning of a new life with hope on the horizon.