Community Resource Center On the Move!  |  January 27, 2017
Re-Style: NEW to the CRC Website!
The Re-Style Blog will feature posts from our special guest blogger Lyndell Werling, a local personal stylist who volunteers in our resale stores weekly. Read her first article and stay tuned for her monthly tips for turning Resale Store finds into stylish looks!
Get Your Taxes Prepared for Free
Are you struggling to make ends meet and worried about your taxes? CRC can help. 

CRC has free tax preparation services for qualifying households. Learn about money-saving tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and get your taxes prepared for free. If you know someone who could benefit from this service, please share! 
"Secret Garden"
Join CRC for our 22nd Annual English Tea

April 1, 2017
Encinitas Community Center

Please save the date for CRC's 22nd Annual English Tea! All proceeds from the event will help prevent and end domestic violence, hunger and homelessness in San Diego County. If you can't make it to tea, please consider becoming a sponsor or donating to CRC or to our silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are also available! 
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!

64 Days of Non-Violence Kick-off Event

February 1, 2017
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

Please join the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association (SDIMA) for their "A Season for Non-Violence" kick-off event next Wednesday, February 1. Representatives from CRC's Domestic Violence Prevention Program as well as other local community groups will be in attendance. This event is part of an awareness campaign focused on attaining peace through non-violent action. 
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! 
Holiday Baskets Continues 
"This is the first bike that I've ever had! I can't wait to go to the park to practice!" - Jasmine

This month, 83 kids from local families in need received a surprise gift of a bicycle and helmet! Thanks to our generous Holiday Baskets donors, we had additional bicycles available for families of limited means. Volunteers also even took the time to show the kids how to ride a bike. We are so thankful for such a caring community! 
Thank You, Whole Foods Market Encinitas! 
Thanks to the Whole Foods Market Encinitas for supporting CRC with their Feed4More Campaign! Supported by generous Whole Foods Market Encinitas shoppers, CRC received over 3,000 pounds of nutritious food for our Food Distribution Center. Thanks to this support, families and individuals in need who come to CRC for food will receive canned vegetables, soups, pasta, apple sauce and more. 
Clothing Drive at  Cut Loose Solana Beach
Bring your clothing donations to Cut Loose Solana Beach on February 11th and 12th, and receive a 15% discount on your new clothing purchase! Cut Loose will also donate 10 percent of the weekend's sales to CRC!
Local Fundraiser Benefits CRC 
A special thank you to Pacific Crest Apartments, Mark Sangillo and Massage Therapist Alison Cook for hosting a great fundraising night to benefit CRC last week at 1st Street Bar. The event included music by The Rainbow Girls and raised over $1,000 for CRC!  

Community events like these help raise critical funds for CRC programs that help families and individuals in need. Click below to contact us about hosting an event with your group! 
Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 766!

These hard working Boy Scouts accumulated hours toward their Citizenship of the Community merit badge by painting CRC's Food Distribution Center benches earlier this month. Those who come to CRC in need of nutritious food and critical services will greatly appreciate the facelift! 

Interested in volunteer opportunities like these? Please click the link below to sign up! 
Volunteer Opportunities
CRC is still looking for volunteers to serve as volunteer income tax assistants (VITA). No experience necessary! Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to volunteer now through April 15. 
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