Any charity that helps feed people who are hungry. The Homeless Services Center, Homeless Garden Project, Second Harvest Food Bank, Valley Churches United—those are really local oriented.
Judy Allen, Scotts Valley, Consulting
The Salvation Army, because they help out here locally in the community, and they have a pretty good reputation in terms of how they spend their money.
Paul Coty, Felton, Business owner
Doctors Without Borders, because I know they do good, they go into foreign countries and bring medical supplies in times of need.
Shade Byron, Santa Cruz, Musician
[Lucile Packard] Children’s Hospital, because my cousin was born with a tracheotomy, scoliosis, and a drip feed tube, and they took really amazing care of him.
Cara Vandagriff, Santa Cruz, Jack-Of-All-Trades
The Hari Krishna temple, because they are expanding upon knowledge that’s beyond the basic necessities of just maintaining the body.
Radheya Fournier, Santa Cruz, Student