Donations and Fundraising

Gayle’s has had the pleasure of supporting hundreds of community organizations every year since opening in 1978.

We receive dozens of request each week, and so have prioritized our efforts to education, seniors and the arts.

Gayle’s will make a once a year donation of food or gift certificates to non-profit groups in our community for fundraising purposes only. This means that items donated must actually be auctioned or sold to make money for the organization.

Sorry, we do not make cash donations, donate food for volunteers or staff of an organization or advertise in school yearbooks or theater programs.

Please submit your donation request at least one month prior to the event. Be sure to include the date of the event and what you would like to have donated.

Email your request to

If you do not have email access, you can mail your request to:

Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria
Attention: Donations
504 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

We will contact you within two weeks of receiving your request.

Please keep in mind that we do receive a large number of requests and simply cannot say yes to them all.