CRC News | 6.23.2022
40th Holiday Baskets: Planning for December
All throughout the year, CRC helps individuals and families create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.

2022 marks the 40th Holiday Baskets program distribution and we’re planning some big changes to the program.

As an organization, as a community, as compassionate neighbors, we believe in the dignity of choice: to create a plan for your own future and work towards stable housing, select the food you’d like to eat, forge the safe relationship you’d like to have with your intimate partner.

This is why we’re making changes to CRC’s Holiday Baskets program.
Read more about what we're planning and how you can become involved...
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Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Diego Chapter
Thank you to Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Diego Chapter, a non-profit group of women in the culinary, food, beverage and hospitality industry who work to bridge cultural barriers and give back to their community. The organization selected CRC as the recipient of their food drive this quarter and dropped off the items on May 18. Many thanks to all the members involved in the drive and to Janet Burgess, their president.
Encinitas Coastal Rotary: Golf Ball Drop

Members, guests, family and friends gathered at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course on May 7 for the Encinitas Coastal Rotary 6th Annual Golf Ball Drop for charity. The event featured numbered golf balls dropped from a helicopter with the closest balls to the hole winning up to $2,000. The event raised funds for several nonprofits, including CRC. Thank you!
(Photos courtesy Rob McKenzie.)
Community Outreach
CRC staff and volunteers have been out and about in the community. Did you see us at these events?
Pride by the Beach
June 11
Carlsbad Homeless 
Resource Fair
June 17
Juneteenth (Oceanside)
June 18
Partner Spotlight
Don Elliott, Customer Relations Manager, John Van Cleef, CRC CEO, and Nate Thompson, General Manager
Subaru Share the Love Event
We are grateful to Bob Baker Subaru in Carlsbad for selecting CRC as a beneficiary during the 2022 Subaru Share the Love Event. Customers chose between four national charities and two local charities for Subaru’s donation, which resulted in a $22,000 donation to CRC.

Thank you to everyone at Bob Baker Subaru - and their customers - who made this possible, we so appreciate your partnership in our mission to help our neighbors in need!
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 May:

Applegate Family Foundation
City of Carlsbad
Greathouse Family Foundation

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation
Coastal Community Foundation – Homeless and Housing Recovery Fund
Helmut Kiffmann Family Foundation
KL Calkins Family Fund at the Coastal Community Foundation
Resale Stores
Shop, Save and Support
Congratulations to San Marcos Resale Store Manager, Mary Cunningham! Mary was selected by the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education for an Employer Appreciation Award, and was recognized at their May 25th awards ceremony for her “Excellence in Supporting Students with Special Needs.”
CRC partners with the San Marcos Unified School District's Workability Program, which finds opportunities for students with special needs to get life and work experience. Mary provides training and oversight with patience and kindness.

Photo: Mary is pictured with Karen Thompson
Get Involved
To learn more about how to become a volunteer, visit
Donation Drives: Personal Care items
CRC's food pantry is low on personal care items:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (regular size, not travel size)
  • Feminine Pads
  • Toothbrushes
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Sunscreen

If you can help by hosting a donation drive, more information can be found on the CRC website. Thank you!