Community Resource Center On the Move!  |  January 12, 2017
Happy New Year from CRC!
As we look back on 2016, we are so grateful to all of our generous supporters, donors and volunteers.

We see so many reasons to believe in what we do here at CRC. Together: 
  • We have helped women, men and children escape violent relationships and get back on their feet.   
  • We have fed thousands of hungry people. 
  • We have helped people get jobs and overcome poverty.
  • We have helped individuals who were once homeless find housing. 
Thank you for your incredible support. We look forward to sharing many new participant stories in 2017. 
Volunteer Opportunities

Is your New Year's Resolution to give back or volunteer?

CRC has many ways for you to give back to your community, from ongoing volunteer positions to one-time events. Below are two upcoming volunteer opportunities: 
Give a Voice to the Homeless with WeAllCount

Help the Regional Task Force on the Homeless  conduct  WeAllCount , an annual census of individuals, veterans, and families experiencing homelessness. 

CRC is still looking for individuals at our Encinitas location! Please sign up today to volunteer (When registering, please write "CRC" in the group name). 
Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant

If you enjoy helping people and want to give back, please consider becoming a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant.

Whether you are an experienced professional or want to give a few hours as a greeter, we need your help to serve more families this year! 
Project Homeless Connect

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Golden Hall in the San Diego Concourse

The San Diego Housing Commission hosts this annual one-day resource fair that provides services such as health screenings, flu shots, dental exams, legal aid, and additional services for San Diego's homeless families, Veterans, seniors and individuals with disabilities. CRC will provide housing assessments to event attendees to help homeless individuals connect to available housing resources.  Learn more about how you can help by volunteering or donating at the link below. 
Veterans Stand Down

January 27 - 29, 2017
Green Oak Ranch, Vista

The North County San Diego (NCSD) Veterans Stand Down exists to draw attention to the plight of homeless North County veterans and will: 

  • Provide veterans and their families the opportunity for basic needs such as hot meals, clothing, housing and health care.
  • Make available community and government resources to help with benefit claims processing, child care services, job counseling and referrals.
  • Provide an environment that allows the veteran to focus on themselves & family while restoring dignity and rebuilding comradeship and to let them know that they are not alone and that someone cares. 

CRC will provide resources to participating veterans and their families along with the support of other community organizations. Learn more about how you can volunteer or support this important event!

40-Hour Domestic Violence Training

February 6 - March 4, 2017
CRC Community Room

Our 40-hour domestic violence training provides the most cutting edge information on domestic violence as presented by experts in the field. Educate yourself on the dangers and effects of violence in our society. Learn to effectively assist, empower & guide victims to safety and discover what part YOU can play in healing and ending domestic violence! 
Save the Date for CRC's Annual English Tea

April 1, 2017
Encinitas Community Center

Please mark your calendar and watch for more information about our 22nd Annual English Tea! All proceeds from the tea benefit CRC's programs that prevent and end domestic violence, hunger and homelessness in San Diego County.
Penelope Found Shelter at Carol's House

Can you imagine being four months pregnant with two children and being forced to flee your home out of fear for your family's safety? Read how Penelope found shelter and got back on her feet at Carol's House.
Thank You, Walmart! 
Thank you to the Walmart State Giving Program for their generous support of our Benefits Enrollment Programs. Thanks to their support, we can help more individuals and families apply for programs like Cal-Fresh, an important step toward establishing self-sufficiency, especially when combined with acquiring housing stability, job readiness and counseling services. 
See Tiger Woods & Give Back to Local Nonprofits

Last month, the Del Sol Lions Club gave a generous donation of $2,000 for our Food Distribution Center. This month, they are selling tickets to the Farmer's Insurance Open at 30% off. All proceeds support the Del Sol Lions Programs that give back to the community. 
Thank You to Our Holiday Baskets Volunteers! 

It's amazing to see the community coming together to help families in need. Our 2016 Holiday Baskets helped hundreds of families experience a brighter holiday and it would not have been possible without the incredible support of our committed volunteers. Our 2016 Holiday Baskets volunteers included: 
  • 36 groups
  • 1,500 volunteers 
  • 5,675 hours
We are so thankful to the many who gave their time, gifts and donations to help families in need. 
Pictured above, left to right: Holiday Baskets co-chairs Kym Sheerman, John Economides and Linda Hayes
Give Back at our Resale Stores!
Our Resale Stores generate critical funds for our programs, and whether you shop or donate, your support helps our community and changes lives. Shop at any of our three stores, located in San Marcos, Encinitas and Carlsbad. Click below to get a 15% off coupon!
Why do you give to CRC?
CRC supporters are part of a community that brings shelter, warmth and safety to thousands of households each year. If you are a CRC supporter, please share your giving story using these supporter badges on your social networks!
You can make a difference!  

Your volunteer time, your donation, your purchases or donations at the stores...you can make a difference. Thank you for your current and future support!  
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