Who We Are

Valley Churches United is a volunteer-powered, donor-supported nonprofit agency providing assistance to low-income residents in need. We serve San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Down. Please feel free to browse our website to learn about what we do and how we do it.

News & Events

Valley Churches United Honored

Valley Churches United is being honored as a nonprofit who is transforming our community for good through volunteerism. We will be recognized at the Volunteer Center ‘Be the Difference Awards luncheon on October 10th at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets are still available at scvolunteercenter.org

Scotts Valley Movie Night

Valley Churches United is once again pitching in to make October’s Scotts Valley Movie Night an evening to remember. We’ll be hosting the wine and beer concession, and all proceeds go to support our year-round food pantry. Come join us in Halloween costume! This year’s movie is Spiderman.  Click here for more information.


Back Program Once Again a Huge Success

Our 2019 Backpack Program concluded at the end of August, just as our local schools were reopening for the 2019/2020 school year. We were thrilled to distribute over 130 backpacks, complete with grade-appropriate supplies, as well as over 100 pairs of Van shoes. (Thank you, Vans, for your generous donation!) In addition, each student received a $25 K-Mart card for the purchase of school clothes.


The Holidays Are Just Around the Corner

It won’t be long before Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us, and Valley Churches United is already gearing up for the festivities. For families with children, this is an especially magical time of the year, and Valley Churches adds to the magic by providing gifts specifically chosen for each child. Last year we had over 100 families sign up for the program.

Holiday Gift Shop Opens Nov 4

Good news! The Valley Churches Gift Shop will be opening on Monday, November 4th at 10am. The Gift Shop will be overflowing with an amazing selection of holiday gift ideas at really reasonable prices. Everything from brand new toys, to jewelry, holiday decorations, lots of household items to even vintage treasures can be found at our Gift Shop. All proceeds go directly back to the Valley Churches United food pantry and other year-round assistance. Gift shop hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.