Charitable Giving

Giving back to our community is in our DNA

When we say we are dedicated to our community, we mean it. Whether it’s volunteering our time or making a donation, we are proud to support both our local community and our global community. As an award-winning Santa Cruz real estate company, we feel it is our responsibility to give back.

The Zeuf Hesson Fund

In loving memory of a great friend, surfer, heart rock hunter and neighbor-sista. We love you Zeuf!

One Hundred Hats for Ramey

I still remember the first time I met Ramey. It was at our first office across from the Verve. He came in to see if Friday Realty would like to be one of the sponsors of the Schralpfest, a local surf contest for the kids. Ramey, has a ton of spark and we said sure! When we heard what had happened we could think of no better person to support with our fundraiser at the 3rd Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair. Thank you to everyone who purchased a Friday Realty “Love Life” baseball cap. 100% of the proceeds went to Ramey and we were thrilled to provide him with such a nice check!

Paradise Unified School District

Honored to host Santa Cruz’s Town to Town fund raiser at Friday Realty’s local shop in Pleasure Point where our community got together to make donations to assist with the Paradise School District’s recovery after the devastating Camp Fire.

Woman’s Crisis Support Group of Santa Cruz

The focus of our holiday parties has been our fund raiser to assist the Woman’s Crisis Support Group of Santa Cruz, whose main goal is to help families in our community weather the crisis in their lives. 

First Friday Santa Cruz Art Shows

We are big fans of local art and have a great time giving local artists the opportunity to have First Friday Santa Cruz Art Shows at Friday Realty’s shop on 41st Avenue in Pleasure Point.

American Red Cross

Honored to host Santa Cruz’s Town to Town fund raiser at Friday Realty’s local shop in Pleasure Point where our community got together to make donations to assist with getting supplies to the people of Paradise after the devastating Camp Fire.

Big Sisters Big Brothers of Santa Cruz County

Super happy to be a donor for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event to assist the kids of Santa Cruz County.  

A Walk On Water – We Are Surf Therapy

We were honored to have this be our 3rd year hosting A WALK ON WATER’s fundraising party at Friday Realty’s shop after their amazing event at Cowells beach.

During the event A WALK ON WATER’s fantastic volunteers were able to provide surf therapy to sixty five kids with special needs.  The kids were able to feel the thrill and confidence that only “A Walk On Water” can provide and their families were able to share a much deserved day of fun, relaxation and respite at the beach. Good job to everyone involved and thank you so much for allowing Friday Realty to be a part of your special event!

Costanoa Commons

A great group of folks are in the process of building a nourishing, inclusive community farm who’s mission is to create an organic farm where people with disabilities and others are given the opportunity to participate in all phases of a working farm. Thank you to everyone involved in the Farm and we were more than happy to make a donation.

Live Oak Family Resource Center

Very happy to make a donation to the foster children and their families in our community through the Live Oak Family Resource Center.

Santa Cruz Waves Sandbar Shootout

We loved being a sponsor of Santa Cruz Waves Sandbar Shootout.  We were graced with awesome weather and wavies in this year’s event.  The newly formed “super grom” heat was a hit with the little pint-sized kids tearing up the overhead surf and keeping the energy level maxed for the entire day.  Thank you Santa Cruz Waves for including Friday Realty in your great event and we are already looking forward to next year!

Butte Humane Society

Honored to host Santa Cruz’s Town to Town fund raiser at Friday Realty’s local shop in Pleasure Point where our community got together to make donations to assist with taking care of animals after the devastating Camp Fire.

Nicaragua College Fund

A couple years ago some good friends started a college fund to assist Nicaraguan kids with getting a college education.  Great job Haydi & Damon and we are more than happy to help support students in their journey through higher education.

Pleasure Point Night Fighter’s Kookland Classic Charitable Surf Contest

Proud to be a sponsor of the Pleasure Point Night Fighter’s Foamies-only surf team competition and fundraiser for the the families of Hayden Jilka and Ramey White.

Candra Jordan – following her dream

We are very excited to see Candra becoming a pro surfer and happy to be kicking down some travel funds to assist her with following her dream.

Young Heroes Foundation

We heard about the Young Heroes Foundation through two local friends who do bike rides through Africa to raise funds for the Young Heroes Foundation.  Unfortunately the devastation of AIDS is creating a generation of orphans in Swaziland.  Though it’s one of the smallest of all countries, Swaziland has the world’s highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection.  Started in 2006, with the help of the U.S. Peace Corps., The Young Heroes Foundation now supports over 1,000 orphans in more than 600 families with monthly stipends, comprehensive healthcare, vocational and business training.  We are happy to provide a donation to The Young Heroes Foundation.

The Dirt Farm Surf Club’s – 16th Annual Dirt Farm Invitational Surf Contest

A big shout out to everyone who put on the contest and thank you for asking Friday Realty to be a sponsor of the Dirt Farm Surf Club’s 16th Annual Dirt Farm Invitational!

Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group

For our fundraiser at the 2nd Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair we gave away custom printed coffee cups with a beautiful succulent to anyone who made a donation to the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group. We had a great day and I am happy to say we were able to drop off a nice check to this great organization.

Whole Planet Foundation

We found out about this program through a great gal over at Whole Foods Market. As entrepreneurs we are very excited to be involved with the Whole Planet Foundation’s program to invest in a future without poverty by offering microcredit loans to empower aspiring female entrepreneurs in the developing world, where a small loan can help an entrepreneur build a home-based business that creates an opportunity for stability and prosperity for her family.

KUSP 88.9 Public Radio

Every morning we listen to KUSP, the central coast’s public radio. We love it and we are more than happy to make a donation to our local public radio station. 

Operation Surf

We are very happy to have participated in a facebook fundraiser to assist with a great program getting wounded veterans into the surf.

Caletti Cyclecross Team

I love cycling and I never would have thought we’d be a sponsor of a local cyclecross team.  Jeremiah Kille, asked and we said sure. Go Caletti…

Schralpfest Surf Contest

Proud to have this be our 5th year sponsoring this great event for local up and coming surfers with a scholarship program supporting athletes in the Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League.  Thank you to all the volunteers who put on the Schralpfest and we look forward to be a sponsor for many years to come!

A Taste of Santa Cruz

Every year we team with Derek and the East Side Eatery for the Santa Cruz Association of Realtors’ Taste of Santa Cruz event at the Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove. Our booth is classic and Derek’s food is Awesome.  We have a great time and the event’s proceeds go to assisting low income home buyers with closing cost assistance as we bridge the gap to home ownership.

Santa Cruz SPCA

When we purchased our building we had an epic garage sale where all the proceeds were donated to the Santa Cruz SPCA. We love what the SPCA is doing and I am happy to say we were able to write a nice check to this great group.

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