CRC News | 12.23.2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

While we have all seen challenges in 2020, we have also seen the incredible generosity of our community more than ever before.

I was especially inspired to see your compassion in action during our drive-thru Holiday Baskets on December 5. Watch our video so we can say thank you for brightening the lives of so many in need!

Thank you for giving help and hope to those who are hungry, homeless and hurting this year. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!

With gratitude,
John Van Cleef, CEO
The Latest News
During our Season of Hope, CRC was in the news to share the latest from our programs:
KPBS stopped by our Holiday Baskets storage site to see how we're helping North County families in need this holiday season.
KUSI interviewed our CEO, John Van Cleef, about new North County rental assistance and resources available at CRC.
Get Involved
Watch our hope-filled videos
A few weeks ago, we held a Week of Hope and shared daily videos highlighting inspiring and hope-filled stories. In case you missed any of the videos, you can still watch them here. Please share to help provide help and hope to more of our neighbors in need. Thank you for your support during our Season of Hope!
Shop for a cause with CRC Resale Stores
All of CRC's Resale Stores remain open, with COVID-19 safety regulations in place. We invite you to shop this holiday season and give back to your community! Our stores will be closed December 24-25, December 31 and January 1.
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your generous support received in November:

Mission Champions:

The Hedwig S. Johannsen Trust
in memory of Hedwig S. Johannsen and Nicolay E. Johannsen

Robert and Janice Pollock

Supporting Champions:

Copley Foundation
Anne Daigle and Richard Heyman Family Foundation
Ella and Han Helders
Neil and Anna Mintz
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
The Food Exchange
Valerie Cumming
Food Drive of the Month:
Coldwell Banker
Thank you to Coldwell Banker Encinitas/La Costa for holding a food drive at local grocery stores this month, including Stater Brothers in Encinitas. There was so much food donated that the volunteers ran out of crates to sort into! All food goes to our food pantry shelves to provide nutritious food to local households in need.
Thank you, Holiday Baskets volunteers!
A special thank you to the more than 100 volunteers who donated their time to make our drive-thru Holiday Baskets a success! Thanks to you, hundreds of families received food, blankets, infant items, senior bags, and family boxes.
Community Resource Center's offices, Food & Nutrition Center and Resale Stores will be closed on December 24-25, December 31 and January 1. Happy Holidays from all of us at CRC!