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Who We Are:

High Council Foundation is a non-profit affiliate of Santa Cruz Boutique.  Our mission is to enrich our community through creative collaboration and collective acts of kindness.


We are hosting A Community Christmas and "Together We Rebuild" Fundraiser at Seascape Beach Resort on Saturday, November 26th from 2pm-6pm in support of the many people rebuilding their homes and rebuilding their lives following the CZU Complex Fire.  Over 50 pieces of original art have been donated by local artists for the silent auction and dozens of local vendors are providing locally made gfits for holiday shopping. The proceeds will be used to purchase additional equipment needed at the Community Tool Shed and available free of charge to our community.

We are immensely grateful to Seascape Beach Resort and Granite Construction for sponsoring this event and a special thank you to Yeshe Jackson, local muralist, who initially offered his paintings to sell and buy tools for the Community Tool Shed. He is the catalyst for this event.  Interestingly 2 of his 9 friends that lost their home, just received their final inspection and are moving in for the holidays. They are coming to this event to purchase art for their new home.

An inspiring full-circle experience.




High Council Foundation developed and organized the construction of the Community Tool Shed and provides ongoing support. It is located at the Bear Creek Community Center in Boulder Creek, CA and is managed by the Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District. It is a lending resource of tools and equipment from tree trimmers and wheel barrows to Champion 27-ton log splitters, cement mixers, power tools, a 12' utility trailer and much more.  We began building in April 2021 and with the collaboration of 100+ local businesses and organizations, we completed the project in 4 and a half months. It was dedicated to all the CZU Fire Survivors and all life affected by the CZU Fire on August 14, 2021.  Special thanks to Nate Hart, General Contractor, SAR Development for overseeing this project.

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please contact or call 831-600-8426.

Normally each December we do the 12 Days of Kindness. This year we chose to develop and host

A Community Christmas and "Together We Rebuild" Fundraiser in support of the many people rebuilding their homes. In 2020 we adopted 12 families that lost their home and fulfilled their "Wish List".  In 2021 the 12 recipients represented a demographic diversity of Santa Cruz County.  From Teen Challenge in Watsonville to the Last Chance community in Davenport, Walnut Avenue Women's Shelter, CASA, Bodhi Mental Health, Paradise Villa Senior Care Center, young families with the recent loss of a parent and more.  Please see our social media for photos & videos.

Some of the projects and activities we've done to date include The National Guard Appreciation.

On Sunday, September 27, 2020 we organized and hosted the National Guard Appreciation, a special "Thank YOU from our Santa Cruz community to the National Guard."  Beginning in March through September, the soldiers staffed food banks, fought the CZU Complex Fire, staffed evacuation centers and more. We wanted to create a memorable experience and share a message of immense gratitude from our Santa Cruz Community. 100+ members of the National Guard and families members enjoyed a 2-hour sunset cruise with a reception prior to launch at the Santa Cruz Harbor.  Appetizers were provided by the Crows Nest and an exceptional array of desserts were provided by 6 bakeries from Boulder Creek to Watsonville. Gift bags were presented to the men and women soldiers and 50+ local businesses collaborated to create this special event.

We share a BIG thank you to the following businesses:

Sunset cruise:  Chardonnay, Go Fish Santa Cruz Charters, Mega Bite - Monterey Bay Charters, Nomad Charters, Pacific Sail, Santa Cruz Coastal Charters, Sea Spirit, Stagnaro's and Harbormaster, Blake Anderson.

Food & desserts:  Crow's Nest, Adorable French Bakery, Dessert First Bakery, Freedom Bakery, Rebecca's Mighty Muffins and Staff of Life.

Gift bags:  Cali Style, Freeline Surf Shop, Hip & Chick Organiks, Marini's Candies, NHS Inc, O'Neill Surf Shop, Pac Wave, Pacific Cookie Company,

Santa Cruz Boardroom, Santa Cruz Boutique, Socksmith,

Sun Shops, Tim Ward - Life At Sea, Trader Joe's, Verve Coffee, 

Vital Body Therapy and Woodworm Party Store.

Media, promotion and support:  Good Times, 101.7 The Beach,

104.3 The Hippo, KWAV, Photography by Elyse, Santa Cruz Sentinel,

The Pajaronian, Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce, San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa Cruz Councilwoman, Sandy Brown, 

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Department, 

Santa Cruz Moose Lodge 545 and TAM Communications.

Special thanks to:  Margie of Alexis Party Rental,

Nate Hart of SAR Development and

Rebecca Campbell of Rebecca's Mighty Muffins

and her team of women for much work behind the scenes and the beautiful presentation!

Together we created a memorable experience and a message of immense gratitude! 

Since we began in February 2020, we have shared kind acts with many. From acknowledging essential workers, assisting at the evacuation centers, building portable wheelchairs ramps for a young teen, adopting 12 local families that lost their homes in the CZU Complex Fire, organizing teams of volunteers assisting families rebuilding their homes to filling gas tanks with randomly selected individuals from Felton to Watsonville and currently organizing the construction of a "tiny home" for a 76-year old that lost his home of 54 years in the CZU Fire.  Kindness ripples out like a stone tossed in a pond and touches many.


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"Before" photo taken in April 2021 

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"After" photo taken in August 2021

National Guard Appreciation

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On September 22, 2020 High Council Foundation coordinated with

SAR Development and their generous donation to construct two portable wheelchair ramps for a teenage gift shot in Watsonville in June 2020.  During her 14 weeks in the hospital, she turned 15 years old and birthdays gifts were collected for her return home.

May the sincerity of kindness begin to restore her faith in humanity.

Portable wheelchair ramps

Meet The Council:


Dawn Roh




Chelsea Weaver

Senior Director/



Dominique de Leon 



Amy Rindone



Sheila Perry



Adam Morales


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