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2020 Be the Difference Awards Online Celebration

About 2020 Be the Difference Awards Online Celebration

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is excited to host the 2020 Be the Difference Awards!

This event annually brings together civic and business leaders, nonprofit champions, and trailblazers for good to celebrate the top individuals, groups, nonprofits, and businesses who do the most to transform our community through volunteerism.

While there will be no in-person gathering this year for the annual gala, the Volunteer Center and partners will honor all selected nominees through the Be The Difference Awards Online Watch Party Celebration on Weds. October 21st at 12 PM. All community members are invited to "join for lunch" social distance style by participating online during your lunch break.

You can expect an hour of entertainment and inspiration with local musicians, community leaders, and your favorite local heroes– ALL in celebration of volunteers.

Once again, partners at KION- CBS will help highlight five outstanding nominees through honorary videos and all 55 nominees will be recognized throughout the show in partnership with Santa Cruz Community Credit Union and fellow sponsors.

Do you want to take an extra step to honor volunteers and help the Volunteer Center sustain this great event? Become a Friend of the Be the Difference Awards. Donate $50 or more to be entered into a drawing to win a Warriors Jersey signed by Draymond Green.

Also, thanks to a meal deal with Woodstock Pizza, you can order your lunch on the day of the event and support the Volunteer Center at the same time! Get the details on the Volunteer Center website.

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