Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shops

YBR is a charitable organization improving the lives of people in Monterey County through scholarships and grants.

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I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped, I was in prison and you came to me……I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me-you did it to me.


Monterey County Focused

Yellow Brick Road

Together, let's pave the way to a brighter future for Monterey County

Make a Difference at Yellow Brick Road

Welcome to Yellow Brick Road, where our dedicated volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. Join our volunteer family and become a part of a community of men and women of all ages who find joy, friendship, and fulfillment while serving others. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for a meaningful way to give back, volunteering at Yellow Brick Road is a rewarding experience.

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Discover YBR

Benefit Shops

Explore our three unique shops for an unforgettable shopping experience.

Our stores are open
Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm 
Closed on Sundays


Main Benefit Shop

Fashion, Home Goods, and Jewelry Galore

26388, Carmel Rancho Ln,
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923


Book Shop

A Haven for Book Lovers

26388, Carmel Rancho Ln. Ste 150.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923


Furniture & Art

Antique, Vintage, and Unique Finds

26344, Carmel Rancho Blvd,
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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Community Impact


Yellow Brick Road is dedicated to creating a stronger and more equitable community through our grants and scholarships. We believe in supporting local organizations and dedicated students who are committed to making a positive impact. Our grant program now operates on a tri-annual cycle, allowing us to better serve the needs of our community. Nonprofit organizations in Monterey County can apply for grants in various priority areas, such as food, housing, medical, mental health, education, and arts.

Community Impact


Additionally, our scholarship program provides financial assistance to deserving students pursuing their educational aspirations. Together, we can foster positive change and build a brighter future for all in Monterey County. 

Donate to Support Our Mission

Empowering Change Through Generous Donations

At Yellow Brick Road, we rely on the generosity of our community to make a difference. Your donations of quality, gently used items are invaluable in supporting our mission. We accept a wide range of donations, including clothing, linens, home goods, books, media, furniture, art, and frames. Simply drop off your donations at our specified locations during specific hours, or for larger items, take advantage of our convenient pick-up services. Your contributions enable us to provide critical resources and opportunities to those in need. 

All three of the Yellow Brick Road benefit shops are great!

Jennifer T. - Yelp Review

" Very nice employees, cute clean stores, and fun to shop in. I'm an avid thrift store shopper and was happy to visit these stores on my recent trip to Carmel. Such a nice reprieve from all the overpriced Ocean street stores."