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Hopes Closet

Organization Mission

We provide clothing and necessities for children and families in need. We strive to deliver our services in a dignified manner by easing an immediate burden while providing families an opportunity to focus on other areas of their lives. We serve children and families from throughout Santa Cruz County. Many of the families are essential farmworker families that work in the Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito Counties region.

The Big Idea 2023:

Expanding on the success of last year, PROJECT SPARE A PAIR will be launched with this year’s Santa Cruz Gives to provide new underwear, socks, and tennis shoes for children in need. Underwear, socks and shoes are the most under-donated yet most needed items of clothing for vulnerable children.

No child should be deprived of the simple daily necessity of clean underwear, socks, and shoes that fit — items many of us take for granted. Many children are not able to participate fully in physical education at school or have optimal orthopedic health because they cannot afford shoes with proper support.

My husband and I have a six-year-old son and for the first four years of his life we were struggling and Hopes literally dressed my son! He received new socks, pajamas and underwear, jackets and so much more! Many books and educational toys too! I will never forget what they did for us!

Paige and Danner Brady