Volunteer News | February 24, 2022
What is at the HEART of CRC?
Dear CRC Volunteer,

I went to a retreat at the start of this month on what it looks like to live a generous life. It was challenging and I learned a lot. A substantial portion of the weekend discussions were on the heart behind generosity. On making yourself available and seeing yourself as a part of a community where everyone has something to give. Two things struck me that I felt CRC does well:  

We discussed the difference between giving and sharing: Giving feels like a transaction but sharing feels like a relationship. Here at CRC, we ask that our volunteers and our donors share what they have with those that we serve. Whether time, money or other resources and skills, when you share with others, you are coming along side of them on their journey. You are recognizing the humanity of one another and the fine line between our circumstances.  

The gift of giving: Allowing someone the dignity to become a giver themselves. Instead of a meal, we provide the groceries when possible. Instead of a wrapped gift, we provide the gift for the parent to place under the tree if they wish. CRC has always valued the dignity of choice for our clients and I love that. 

As we continue to look for ways we can grow in 2022, I also want to recognize the things we do very well. CRC volunteers are a generous bunch with hearts ready to share. Thank you! 

Sara Rosenbaum,
CRC Volunteer Manager
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Point In Time Count, February 24th

Both CRC and Community Volunteers, along with CRC staff, came out long before the sun rose on Thursday, February 24th to participate in the Point In Time Count (PITC). CRC is a long-time deployment/host site for this important census, spearheaded by the Regional Task Force on Homelessness. The Point-in-Time Count is a federally mandated requirement designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be conducted every two years. San Diego has historically chosen to conduct a homeless count on an annual basis. By doing so, we can continue to strive to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. For more information on the Regional Task Force on Homelessness, see their website here.
Volunteers Advocate in Orange
Karen Koblentz
Edward Cooper
John Hardin
February is Teen Dating Awareness month, and CRC is hard at work running workshops and small groups to help educate and prevent domestic violence at all ages. The color of advocacy this month is ORANGE, and even the San Diego County Administration Center joined in by lighting its building in the color. A special thank you to volunteers who wore orange this month to show their support of the important work of CRC and organizations like ours, who work to end the violent relationship cycles many experience.
Volunteer Program Evaluation and Survey

We want to hear from YOU! Please take our annual Volunteer Program Evaluation and Survey to let us know how we are doing! The survey will allow us to better serve the volunteers through opportunities, communication and appreciation. Click on either the link or the QR code to access the survey. Thank you!

Volunteer of the Month
Gary Kloehn

Congratulations, Gary!

Gary was nominated by both CRC Chief Philanthropy Officer, Debbie Murray and Executive Assistant, Brianna DuPlessis. Debbie writes, "Gary is an incredible asset to CRC’s development team. He volunteered on our Steering Committee for the first phase of our capital campaign, participates as a member of the Development & Marketing Committee and recently served as a panel interviewer for the hiring of a major gifts officer. Gary also keeps me updated on trends and new approaches for fundraising, serving as an additional set of eyes so I can keep current. I know I can count on him whenever I have a question or need feedback!"

Volunteer Needs
27th Annual English Tea

April 23, 2022
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Encinitas Community Center

The Tea Committee is looking for some great donations for the silent auction, which will be made available online. Do you own a business, have a fun item or experience you can donate? Contact Cindy Collins, our Development Associate. Volunteer positions will open up in March.

Interested in attending? Ticketing information coming soon.

Truck Driver Help Needed
Our Fresh Rescue Program needs you! Want to give back to your community in a tangible way? Want to get a good workout while you're at it? We currently have openings for Fresh Rescue Truck Driver support on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 am-12:00 pm. You must be able to lift 25-50 pounds repeatedly and enjoy friendly banter. If interested, email our Volunteer Manager for more information. 
Food Sorters Needed March 16
CRC needs 3-5 strong volunteers to sort food at our Carlsbad warehouse into crates on March 16th. The time is 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm (or earlier). Email the Volunteer Manager if interested.
If you know of anyone in need of food, housing or shelter, please pass along this link to information on how we can help: crcncc.org/integrative-services/
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.  
Community Resource Center
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