Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Holiday giving in Santa Cruz County—how can you help?

In this conversation with local people who give their time, money, and energy to volunteerism and philanthropy, host Suki Wessling goes past how you can give this holiday season and delves into the nuts and bolts of volunteerism. It turns out that it doesn’t just make you feel good—it’s good for your physical and mental health. When you volunteer and support nonprofits, you become more connected to your community and form relationships with people whose lives are less likely to resemble yours than the people who interact with at work or play. Santa Cruz has a unique volunteer and philanthropic status—it turns out that, not surprisingly, we love to help each other! Join guests Jeanne Howard, Christina Thurston, and Casey Coonerty Protti to delve into yet another way in which Santa Cruz is a unique community.

Ways to volunteer and donate this holiday season:

Photograph by Katt Yukawa