2022 has been an exciting and full year! CRC is embarking on a capital campaign to finance a new Food Pantry and upgraded office buildings. Volunteers have provided support for that by committee involvement, behind-the-scenes admin help and being part of our October Community Celebration.
Volunteers kept our Food Pantry open and provided much-needed grocery support to hundreds of our neighbors this year and were part of record-breaking sales months at our resale stores!
Volunteers continue to ride along with our truck drivers to pick up food donations, stuff envelopes, serve on our Board of Directors, intern with our DV, Counseling and Data/IT staff, and support events.
December saw our 40th Holiday Baskets program successfully implemented as well as a festive and moving Jingle and Mingle Fundraiser.
As with many families, this month we even saw college students come home for the holidays and jump back into volunteering for the short time they are here (it was so great to see them!).
The CRC Volunteer family is made up of ages 8-98. From students, to parents, to professionals to retirees. We have former mayors on our volunteer team, prominent business owners, multiple faith and community service organizations, and those of diverse creeds, cultures, demographics and experiences. Our differences make us richer and our common care for our neighbors in need make us a force of change in our community.
Thank you for being part of our family.
Sara Rosenbaum, CVA
CRC Volunteer Manager (and person who doesn't do a holiday letter for her own family....)