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“GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.”

Together We Give - Giving Tuesday

This year, join Families In Transition in our community-wide effort to raise awareness about homelessness in Santa Cruz county, break the stigma about what homelessness looks like, and raise money for the at-risk and homeless families struggling with housing security. Although the ultimate goal is to raise money that will serve the betterment of families experiencing homelessness, it is not the only way to help. By spreading the word to your family, friends, and mutual connections, you’re helping our community crowdfund for this very community-needed cause.

To find out how you can get involved, please send an email to erik@fitsantacruz.org or donate using the link below.

Events

The Human Race:

The Human race is the largest fundraising event in Santa Cruz County. Families In Transition has been participating in the yearly event since 2005. Although 2020’s event was unique due to the switch to a virtual event, Families In Transition was able to find great success, climbing to number 7 on the leaderboard for money raised out of a total 82 participating local nonprofits. To find out how you can get involved in the upcoming Human Race event, please email erik@fitsantacruz.org

The Strawberry Festival:

The Strawberry Festival is a yearly event that is held close to our hearts. With the event being held in our backyard, right next to our office building, we have come to celebrate this yearly tradition staff-wide. Our Strawberry-Dessert Kabobs have become a popular food item we have been able to bring to the event year after year. If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming Strawberry Festival, please email erik@fitsantacruz.org

Landlord Appreciation Event

Come let us celebrate you as a FIT landlord. If you’ve helped house any family who is enrolled in a Families In Transition program, or if you are a landlord looking to get more information to decide if this is a good opportunity for you to utilize, join us at our annual event, traditionally held at a local brewery. We will be able to answer any questions you may have about working with a rental assistance organization, you’ll get to mingle with other local landlords and property management companies, and we’ll buy you a beverage. If you are interested in joining our group of landlords and knowledgeable FIT staff members, please email erik@fitsantacruz.org

Turkey Guys

Each year, Families In Transition receives a generous and kindhearted donation from a group of friends we like to call “The Turkey Guys.” Year after year, this group of men come together to donate multiple meals to families who may otherwise not be able to get a warm thanksgiving dinner. Once delivered to one of FIT’s satellite locations, FIT staff members volunteer their time to distribute the meals to our participating families. If you would like more information about how you may be able to assist or get involved, please email erik@fitsantacruz.org

What Is Love?

2021 is bringing a new campaign centered around Valentines Day. We want to show our participating families what love could look like when a community comes together to show support for those families who may be in more need than others. To show your love for our participating parents and their young children, please consider a tax-deductible donation, or email erik@fitsantacruz.org to find other ways you can help!

 
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