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Community Involvement

We Rise By Lifting Others

At Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, we believe in giving back to the community in which we live and work. We are committed to giving back to those in need of housing, warmth, and food, including our four-legged friends. Giving back to the community builds hope and self-worth, teaches us compassion and acceptance and results in a better community for everybody.

At Sanctuary, we are supporting four charity partners: Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP), Dorothy’s Kitchen, The Homeless Fund For Women and The Food Bank for Monterey County.


Animal Friends Rescue Project

From April 5 to December 31, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals will donate $5 per pet-friendly rental up to $2,500 to AFRP. Gracee is a 6-month-old shelter puppy that owners Annee and David adopted from AFRP after she was found wandering the streets of Salinas in pretty bad condition. She was given a tremendous amount of attention, love and care from her foster parent family and their five dogs, so much so that she has no fear of anyone or any dog and wags her tail at everyone she meets. Gracee has been proclaimed the Sanctuary ambassador of goodwill and joy because everyone she touches is left feeling better.


Dorothy’s Place

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals will be supporting Dorothy’s Place by bringing food and supplies from each rental weekly to Dorothy’s Place in Salinas to help feed those in need.

Dorothy's Place Hospitality Center in Chinatown, run by Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, includes Dorothy’s Kitchen, a Drop-In Center, Women Alive! Emergency Shelter for street women in Salinas, and a community of formerly broken and abandoned lives now living together in mutual support in House of Peace transitional living program.


Food Bank for Monterey County

Sanctuary will be donating food throughout the year to the Food Bank for Monterey County and encouraging their guests and clients to donate as well. On December 5, there will be a food drive fundraiser for the Food Bank. Details to come. As the largest and most comprehensive provider of emergency supplemental food and a key proponent of anti-hunger and healthy eating education and advocacy in Monterey County, the Food Bank feeds more than 100,000 residents of Monterey County each year.


The Fund for Homeless Women

Sanctuary will be supporting The Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey County by donating $5,000. The fund supports programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula including emergency assistance and innovative ideas that expand temporary and permanent housing options and case management services. Learn more at  Sanctuary will also work to ensure that homeless women are given as many supplies as possible from vacation rentals. as well as blankets, towels, linens and more on an ongoing basis.

In addition to the above actions, the entire team at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals will be donating their time and talents to each charity.