News from Community Resource Center | November 26, 2019
Dear CRC Supporter,

There are two words we say frequently. I think we offer them sincerely and receive them gladly … but I just want to take a moment to sit with them and absorb them like a sponge does water. What are these words?

Thank you.

On the surface, they articulate the feeling of gratitude. But if we dig a little deeper into the feeling, we discover a rich tapestry of emotions and significance. I think about times when who I am and my needs as a person were visible to someone, and they responded to seeing my need with kindness. I think about times when I’ve received words of thanks, and those simple words became the strongest encouragement to be that kind of person.

So as you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, as you share moments and make memories with your loved ones, I hope you take time to look each other in the eyes, and pause in the moment to both share and receive these words of gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!
John Van Cleef
Executive Director
Thank you for providing shelter to the hurting
Thanks to supporters like you, this year over 100 women, children and men fleeing domestic violence have found a safe haven at our shelter, Carol's House.  Thank you for keeping the lights on, keeping the bedrooms warm, providing nutritious food and making the shelter feel more like a home for a little while.
Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year, David and Letitia Fleming!

CRC recently honored our Volunteers of the Year , David and Letitia Fleming at the North County Philanthropy Council’s annual awards luncheon on November 15th. David and Letitia have been dedicated volunteers in our Integrative Services department since 2015. When asked to share their CRC volunteer experience and their “why,” this is what they shared with us ...
Congratulations to CalFresh Outreach Partner of the Year , Cesar Hernandez!

The San Diego Hunger Coalition recently recognized CRC's Intake Specialist, Cesar Hernandez, as CalFresh Outreach Partner of the Year. Cesar has worked hard to help dozens of struggling local seniors, families and individuals receive CalFresh monthly food benefits. Learn more about CRC's Food & Nutrition Program and Resources ...
Give Joy During Holiday Baskets

Join us for these upcoming sales at our Resale Stores!

11/30: Small Business Saturday
Save 50% on all items with a specific color-coded tag. Furniture, clothing, home decor, books and more ... shop local and save BIG!

12/2 - 12/5: Holiday Fashion Sale
35% off all clothing and shoes

12/6 - 12/11: Holiday Gifts Sale
35% off holiday gifts: jewelry, purses, scarves and more

PLUS! Carlsbad store only: 40% off all items
Learn Jiu-Jitsu and give back

Now through December 15th, Gracie Barra Encinitas will donate $80 to CRC for everyone that tries a FREE, Jiu Jitsu class! Anyone living in North County, 4 years old and up qualifies. For more information, please visit Gracie Barra at 613 Westlake Street or contact them at 760-540-2264 or .
Thanksgiving Eve
Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Join our partners at the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association for their 32nd Annual Evening of Gratitude Thanksgiving Eve Service, benefiting those in need in our community.
Gems of La Costa Fundraiser
Thursday, December 5, 4:00 - 9:00 PM
Gems of La Costa

Join Gems of La Costa for a "Ladies Only Night," with a portion of all evening sales benefiting CRC. The evening will include food and drinks, prizes and special pricing for purchases made during the event!
Join us at Jingle & Mingle
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand

Help make spirits bright for families in need and get a behind-the-scenes look at Holiday Baskets. Jingle & Mingle will feature festive food and drinks, music, raffle prizes, tours and more. Tickets: $20 per person
Thank you to our Donors:
Thank you to the Boys & Girls Foundation for their grant supporting our Art Therapy program at our Therapeutic Children's Center. CRC's Therapeutic Children's Center provides a safe place for children to begin to heal from domestic violence at our shelter.
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Ronald and Joan Moss Donor Advised Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Robert and Janice Pollock

Cheryl and Barney Daleiden

Anne Kathleen & David Welborn

Anna and Neil Mintz

Ralph D. Brown

Dianne and Sam Kernell
Thank you to our Holiday Baskets Sponsors:
Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Annual Sponsors:
Thank you to Healthy Day Partners for sponsoring a garden bed for CRC at the Encinitas Community Garden! We are very excited to grow fruits and vegetables in our new garden space to bring to CRC's Food & Nutrition Center for families to enjoy.
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112