CRC Monthly News
Issue 3/30/18

Spotlight On:
Ending Homelessness in Encinitas Forum
Last week, CRC, the City of Encinitas, and the Encinitas Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness hosted a community forum, “Ending Homelessness in Encinitas: Great Strides and Next Steps.” With over 100 community members in attendance and engaging and informative presentations from our panelists, the forum was a great success!

Read more about the forum below and in these articles from the Union Tribune , Encinitas Advocate and Coast News.
We're Officially Gold Certified!

Thank you to Leah's Pantry who has recognized CRC as a Gold Certified Nutrition Pantry! Read more about the exciting updates in our Food & Nutrition Center thanks to this new partnership.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Available for Households in Need
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. Schedule an appointment or learn more at the link below.
Help survivors of domestic violence by contributing on your taxes
Help make a direct impact on the most vulnerable domestic violence survivors in California by making a voluntary contribution line item on your tax form (Form 540, Side 4, Line 14, Code 433). The money will be distributed by the Office of Emergency Services to non-profit domestic violence programs across California, including CRC.
These 5th Graders Rule the School - and Beyond!
We were thrilled this past month to partner with the 5th graders at La Costa Heights Elementary school who became advocates for homeless youth. This incredible group of young people and their teachers went to Sacramento to talk to lawmakers about Senate Bill 918, Homeless Youth Act of 2018. They also met with Mayor Catherine Blakespear and CRC staff to talk about the issues in their own community.
Cub Scouts Give Back at CRC
A big thank you to Cub Scout Pack 772 for collecting food for CRC during the Scouting for Food challenge! These young men collected over 1,500 items from their neighbors and community members and delivered them on Monday. It took teamwork to carry some of the larger bins, which were filled to the brim with donations. This effort will help feed local families in need!
Join the CRC Volunteer Team
Did you know that something as simple as stocking a shelf or mopping a floor can help put more money back towards our programs and the people we serve? You may be a painter or a tax expert or a fundraiser or a kid who likes to do bake sales. Whatever your skill, we can find a place for you on our volunteer team!

Here are some current opportunities to join our volunteer team ...
  • Volunteer at our English Tea: Help us ensure a lovely tea for our guests during this annual fundraiser! We are seeking a group or individual volunteers to assist.
  • Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant: The VITA program offers free tax help to people in need. Learn more
  • Volunteer in our Resale Stores: Help sort donations and more at our 3 Resale Stores, which provide funding for CRC's programs. Learn more

Please sign up to volunteer online or contact Sara Rosenbaum, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 760-230-6501 to learn more!
Just a Few Tickets Left for Our
23rd Annual English Tea!
Event proceeds help local families in need receive shelter, food, and counseling.You can support this great event by  joining us making a gift  or  becoming a sponsor !
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Thank you to our recent donors and partners:
Supporters over $5,000

The City of Carlsbad provided funds for our homelessness prevention programs. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need receive services and support to find safety and self-sufficiency!
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