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General Agency Information
Name: Launch Pad
Alternate Name(s):Launch Pad Santa Cruz
Primary Phone:831-252-3285
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Varies
Description:Launch Pad Santa Cruz is a small, nonprofit, part-time, all-volunteer program that gathers age-appropriate new and used books and distributes them at no cost to foster, homeless, and low-income children and teens.

ELIGIBILITY: All are eligible to volunteer. To receive books, families must be low-income and programs must be at least 70% low-income families.
Mission:Research done in 42 different countries shows that the greater the number of books in a home, the better the eventual educational outcome is for the children, regardless of the educational levels of the parents. Launch Pad hopes that getting books into the hands of kids that need them will help fulfill the mission of improving education levels but in a way that volunteers and families alike can easily participate in.
Volunteer Info: See the website for contact info if interested in volunteering
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation:Varies
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations

Anita  Harten-Kroeber

Contact Persons

Bobby Pelz

Subject Headings
 Foster Children
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified March 11, 2017

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