Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc.

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Date: February 3, 2014

Help us reach our goal of gathering 7,500 shoes by 5-31-2014. We are accepting "all kinds" of shoes at Gateway Center. By repurposing your gently worn shoes, you are helping us raise funds for our organization. We will receive 40 cents per pound we collect. That can really add up!

The shoes will be shipped to third-world countries where impoverished people learn a trade in refurbishing shoes. A job is created for them with their own micro-enterprise, they make money to feed their families and also gain a sense of self worth as many have no other opportunities to improve their situation.

They fix the shoes or refurbish other ones with parts from the shoes that are in bad shape & cannot be worn. Nothing gets thrown away thus creating less landfill and a greener environment. This is really a win-win situation not only for Gateway, but also for impoverished people and the environment.

Drop off locations are at 850 Congress Avenue in Pacific Grove and 408 Salinas Street in Salinas. Help us spread the word so that we can reach our goal. For more information please call Melissa Walchli at 831-372-8002 #212.

Cars 4 Causes

Cars 4 Causes Program

Date: January 1, 2014

Cars 4 CausesĀ® is "The Charity That Gives to Charities. For over 15 years, they have received more than $100 million in vehicle donations and have shared the proceeds with more than 15,000 other charitable organizations. If you are interested in donating your car to this program please contact Cars 4 Causes direct at 1-888-765-9708 or you can go to their website at They will handle every aspect of your donation."


Safeway Foundation Helps Gateway Center with New Vans!

We'd like to send out a special thank you to the Safeway Foundation for a grant to help with getting our vans! .


Harlem Ambassadors

The Harlem Ambassadors are Returning for One Night Only!

The Harlem Ambassadors will be playing an entertainment basketball exhibition game against the Gateway Gladiators at Pacific Grove High School in Pacific Grove, CA, at 5:30 p.m. on May 10, 2014. Proceeds will benefit Gateway Center.

Tickets are available at Gateway Center located at 850 Congress Avenue in Pacific Grove and on the night of the game at the Pacific Grove High School Gym.

Adults: $9.00
Seniors/Students: $7.00
Kids 4 and Under: FREE!

Harlem-style comedy basketball featuring high-flying slam dunks, games with the kids, and hilarious comedy!

For every pair of shoes (any kind, new or used) that you donate to our fundraising shoe drive you will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win free prizes!

The Harlem Ambassadors

We also need volunteers to play for the Gateway Gladiators!
Click here to download the player registration form. Fill it our and return it to Gateway Center.

Gateway Center Needs Sponsors for the Event!
Click here to download the sponsor request form. Fill it our and return it to Gateway Center.




Gateway Center is in Need of New Vans!

Your donation will go even further with Gateway! We have a matching grant from a donor for new vans up to $10,000! Please submit your donation ear marked for New Vans no later than March 31, 2014 so that we can take advantage of this generous gift from our donor.



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United Way of Monterey County
Gateway Center: 850 Congress Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: 831.372.8002 |
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