News from
Community Resource Services
Thank You for Supporting
CRS Holiday Assistance Programs
Once again, we received overwhelming support for our many Holiday Assistance programs. These programs are supported entirely by donations that we receive from individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, giving trees and schools. Each donation is given with thought and kindness that we have the pleasure of passing along to the families we serve.

Santa’s Workshop gave CRS parents an opportunity to select a coat, pajamas and toys for each of their children. We also offer Christmas stockings for teens, family baskets, non-perishable food and a gift card for perishables. Not to be forgotten, senior citizens also received holiday gift bags filled with special items they are sure to love.

Without the support of this generous community, we would not be able to offer this kind of holiday assistance. There are far too many people and groups to acknowledge here, as we received more than 150 individual donations, but please know that we are grateful for each and every one of you. We would also like to give special thanks to Nick Mayer/Nick Mayer Ford for providing the incredible space where we held our Santa’s Workshop this year!

The donations we received helped brighten the lives of many families and senior citizens in Avon and Avon Lake. Thank you to everyone that helped us make this holiday season a special time for our CRS families. We are so fortunate to live in such a caring community!

During the holidays we are blessed to witness many "Mission Moments" but this story stands out. One of our clients is a Ukrainian refugee family. During Santa's Workshop, the mom saw a bicycle that she thought her child would love, but she has two small children and we only had one bike. One of the volunteers who was helping that day decided she wanted to buy a second bike for them! The mom walked to our office the following week as they don't own a car. She brought a suitcase to carry their holiday food and she was planning to walk with the bikes and suitcase back to their home. Two CRS staff members didn't hesitate to offer to drive her, the food and the bikes! So many people pitched in to make sure this family has a wonderful Christmas being spent so far away from home!
CRS has been blessed this month with many donations to our food pantry.Thank you to the following businesses and organizations:

Anchor Church, Avenbury Ladies of the Lake, Avon Lake High School Special Education Classes, Avon High School Student Council, Avon Lake Giant Eagle, Avon Lake Police Department, Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, Barry Bagels, Childtime of Avon, Christ Church Westshore, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Crumbl Cookies - Avon, Equine Essentials, Erieview Kids in the Community, Girl Scout Troop #50025, Girls on the Run, Holy Spirit Church, Holy Trinity Parish, Holy Trinity School, Hunger Network Food Rescue, Mealey School of Music, Minute Men Ohiocomp, Mosquito Joe, New Westsiders, Primrose School of Avon, Rainforest Car Wash, St.Vincent DePaul, Textbook Painting and Troy Intermediate School. This is in addition to the many individuals who bring donations to the CRS office on a daily basis.
Sponsorship and auction opportunities are available.
Email Sheila for more information.
It's not too late to donate to Community Resource Services 
2022 Annual Fund Campaign
Don't forget to log into the Amazon Smile website when you make your purchases from Amazon! Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible Amazon purchases when you choose "Avon Lake Community Resource Services" as the charity of your choice.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same services.

As of November 2022, Amazon Smile has donated $1,119.20 to CRS! Thank you to everyone that has already chosen CRS as your charity!

Please login to today to begin supporting CRS while you shop!
Our food pantry exists thanks to so many who generously donate. 

We currently are in need of toilet paper, canned chicken, pasta, pasta sauce, tomato products, canned chili and jelly. We do not need any canned vegetables or beans right now.

Thank you for your generous support to help us keep our pantry stocked!

Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effect of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.
We believe in a community where every resident is free from poverty.