Volunteer Update
January 25, 2019
Dear CRC Supporter,

Happy New Year from CRC!

Do you write out resolutions each year? Did you know that by volunteering, you are already able to check off some common resolutions from your list? Volunteering has been shown to reduce stress levels and decrease depression, lower blood pressure and increase life span! See this article from a Harvard site discussing the many health benefits of volunteering.

Thank you to all of you who plan to partner with us throughout 2019 to provide hope, counseling, food and other resources to those in need!  


Sara Rosenbaum
CRC Volunteer Manager
Volunteer Spotlight
Congratulations to our January Volunteer of the Month: Megan Pierson

Megan is an incredible volunteer for CRC! She served on the Registration Team for Holiday Baskets, did window displays for the San Marcos Resale Store and frequently volunteers at our Food and Nutrition Center. She sorted food at the 2018 Postal Food Drive Event and set up her own food drive at the YMCA last year on CRC’s behalf. She often steps in when a last-minute volunteer opportunity arises and always shows up with a smile and willingness to do whatever is needed. Megan is a CRC Ambassador and does it well. 

Thank you to Megan for your heart of service!   
CRC's Food & Nutrition Center volunteers make a positive impact

Thank you to the 180 volunteers who rotate through our Food Center to keep it open five days a week. We could not provide this service to our community without you!

CRC has resources available for those affected by the partial government shutdown who need food assistance . Watch CBS 8 News coverage of our Executive Director, John Van Cleef, and volunteers in our food center stepping in to help during this time.
Volunteer Opportunities
The following are upcoming and ongoing volunteer opportunities:

If you would like information on any of these opportunities, please email Volunteer Manager, Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
English Tea Event

CRC's 24th Annual English Tea, "Hope in Bloom" is Saturday, April 13. This year marks 40 years of CRC's service in the community, including 25 years of domestic violence prevention and 15 years of providing shelter at Carol's House.

Volunteer opportunities are available for set-up on Friday, April 12 and at the event on Saturday, April 13. Sponsorship and silent auction donation opportunities are also available for interested local businesses.

Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.
Resale Stores

CRC Resale Stores generate critical funds for the organization at its three thrift store locations in Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Individual and group volunteer opportunities include:

  • Deep Clean the Stores: Mop, Dust, Organize, Clean Windows, etc. 10-15 people needed. Sunday Mornings are preferred, 9-11 am on any Sunday 
  • Receive and Sort Donations, particular need on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Window Display: Create a window display at Resale Stores. Great for art and business classes or retail groups looking for a team building opportunity! Dates flexible
Ambassador Training

Our next Ambassador Training is Friday, March 1st at 3:00 pm at CRC.  CRC Ambassadors represent CRC in the community at resource fairs, schools and other events. They get opportunities to take on leadership roles for our special events and spearhead fundraising efforts.  

Videographer for FNC Training Video

Novice or professional help needed to put together a short video training for our FNC Volunteers! Currently, our training is done through our Volunteer Handbook and on-site training. We would love to have a video as well.  

Integrative Services Janitorial Help

1-2 volunteers needed to clean our Integrative Services Offices on Wednesdays. Due to heavy traffic from our clients, the office needs more than what our once-a-week service provides.  

If you would like information on any of these opportunities, please email Volunteer Manager, Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
Supporters Corner
CRC relies on Grant Funding to provide nearly 17% of its income each year. Many Corporate Grants are only available when the organization is nominated by an employee. 

Currently, we are looking for a connection to employees from Maximus Corporation and with Datron World Communications, Inc.  If you know someone employed by one of these two companies, please email their name, employer, and contact information to Richard Radosh, Development Grants Manager . CRC would welcome the opportunity to apply for grants from these generous corporate citizens to support CRC’s core programs providing safety, stability and self-sufficiency to low income individuals and families in north county San Diego. Thank you!
If you have a good story of volunteering, please share with me at srosenbaum@crcncc.org . I can include those stories in future newsletters as an encouragement to our team.  
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