CRC News | 12.22.2022
Happy Holidays from all of us
at Community Resource Center
Program Spotlight
Ernest's Story
Ernest and Rosanna grew up together in the same neighborhood and were childhood sweethearts. They were together for 40 years till an aneurysm suddenly took Rosanna’s life. The sudden loss shook 63-year-old Ernest to his core, and a series of events led him to living in his car.
Hope Is Always In Season
It's hard to have hope when you are experiencing hunger, homelessness or domestic violence. But here at CRC, we believe it's our hopes, not our hurts, that shape our futures.

You have the capacity to give our neighbors in need the resources to create a better future for themselves. You have the capacity to give hope.

Your gift today will help ensure we have the funding for our programs that provide healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships to the hundreds of households that come to us each month.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity! To see how your support changes lives, please watch Ted’s story...
News & Update
Special Holiday Hours

CRC's Housing, Case Management & Integrative Services, and the Food & Nutrition Center's Food Pantry, will be closed:
Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2

The Domestic Violence Program remains open over the holiday.
If you need emergency assistance, please call our hotline at 877-633-1112. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 9-1-1.

CRC's Resale Stores hours:
  • Carlsbad & San Marcos – Shorter hours on Saturdays, December 24 and December 31, 10AM to 3PM
  • Encinitas store is closed Sunday, December 25
  • All stores will be closed Mondays, December 26 and January 2
CRC's 40th Annual Holiday Baskets
Many thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated and hosted donation drives for CRC's 40th Annual Holiday Baskets. You brightened the holidays for hundreds of people in our community.

It's your compassion and generosity that helps our neighbors find hope to create new pathways to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.
CEO's Blog:
From the Desk of John Van Cleef
As 2022 nears its close and 2023 is on the horizon, I must acknowledge that the last year has been a mixed bag of ups and downs. but then again, every year seems to be like that. My first grandchild was born, my mom...
Partner Spotlight
Thanks For Your Support
Funding from our partners supports CRC’s mission to help our neighbors create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.
We are grateful for the generous support received from these individuals
and organizations in November:
Neil and Anna Mintz
Walter May
Mona Baumgartel
Robert and Janice Pollock
Han and Ella Helders
Mel and Marie Kay
Sullivan Family Foundation
Dowling Family Fund
Karin and Alfred Esser
Crack Shack's Give Back Drive
Here's how it works:

ONLINE Donations:
Online guests can round up their total for CRC. All the proceeds will be donated directly to CRC!

INSTORE New Sock Drive: Guests who bring in a pair of NEW socks, will receive 10% off their order that day. All socks will be donated directly to CRC.
This ENTIRE month of December, Crack Shack is helping give hope to our neighbors in need with two ways to give. Both campaigns run from December 1st – 31st.
So get cracking!
Subaru Share the Love Event with Bob Baker Subaru
You still have time!
From November 17, 2022, through January 3, 2023, with every new Subaru purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of charities.
This is our 2nd year of being selected by Bob Baker Subaru as a local charity to benefit from the campaign. We are grateful to Bob Baker Subaru and all our community fundraisers for their efforts to support CRC.

Learn more at: Subaru Share The Love
Give-Back Events help provide critical funding for CRC’s programs
If you’d like to host a give-back event, please contact 

Get Involved
Make the holidays special for our domestic violence
shelter residents
We're asking for your help to make the holidays special for the individuals and families in our domestic violence emergency shelter. Please consider donating your unused gift cards for restaurants, Visa/Mastercard or grocery stores, so they can use these to treat themselves to a special meal out or buy the ingredients for a holiday meal to eat at the shelter.

To donate, bring your unused, unexpired gift cards to CRC's front desk during office hours. If you have any questions, email us at Thank you for your generosity and making the holidays brighter for our clients!