CRC NEWS | April 26, 2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

Thank you for helping us exceed our goal of raising $500,000 in less than five weeks!

It is heartening to know that although we can’t be together now, we ARE together in taking care of our community’s vulnerable neighbors.

We thought a goal of $500,000 in five weeks was bold. But the need continues to grow. Over the past month, we've seen more families depending on CRC for emergency food, shelter and safety from domestic violence. Our nation’s economic recovery will take a long time, and we must prepare now to ensure we have the funding to help our neighbors in need now and in the year to come.

$1,000,000 is our new goal to support the services we’ll need to provide over the next year.

We need your support to reach this bold and audacious goal, so together we can make sure to help our neighbors who are hungry, homeless and hurting.

Warm regards,
John Van Cleef
Get Help at CRC
Emergency Food Distribution

Access emergency food, including non-perishables, produce and more.

To receive food, please visit our Integrative Services office at:

650 Second Street, Encinitas
or call (760) 753-8300

Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

No identification required. In keeping with social distancing, we allow one person into our lobby at a time. Face coverings are required for visits to CRC.

Domestic Violence Hotline & Shelter

CRC provides domestic violence shelter, counseling, housing assistance, resources and more.

For help, please contact us at our toll-free 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Trained staff are available to answer questions you have regarding resources available for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day. All calls remain strictly confidential.

Motel Vouchers & Resources

Access resources including motel vouchers, transportation assistance, benefits application assistance and more.

For help, please visit our Integrative Services office at:

650 Second Street, Encinitas
or call (760) 753-8300

Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

In keeping with social distancing, we allow one person into our lobby at a time. Face coverings are required for visits to CRC.

How You Can Help
Make a gift
Give today to our Community Cares Campaign to help provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and safety for the abused.

Other ways to give:

  • Check with your tax advisor on your charitable contribution deduction. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows individuals who do not itemize their deductions to take up to a $300 above-the-line deduction in arriving at their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for qualified charitable contributions made in 2020. This change enables taxpayers who claim the standard deduction to take an additional deduction for charitable contributions.

  • Matching gifts – check with your matching gifts programs to see if your employer has increased their match!

  • Donor Advised Funds – you can requests grants from your DAF to be sent directly to CRC.

Donate items
While monetary donations allow us to purchase the most-needed items, we greatly appreciate your item donations!

Wish List:

  • Canned soup (hearty soups, chicken noodle, chili)
  • Canned vegetables and sauces
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned foods with pull tops (for homeless individuals who don’t have a can opener)
  • Cereal, oatmeal (family size package), snack and granola bars
  • Bagged beans
  • Cooking oil
  • Full-size cleaning products including bleach, disinfectant, comet, laundry soap, dish soap
  • Full-size personal care products like shampoo, mouthwash, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand soap and toilet paper

Please note that at this time, our Resale Stores are closed and we are unable to accept clothing or item donations. Thank you!
The Latest News
Domestic Violence calls on the rise

Social isolation can be life-threatening for victims of domestic violence. Calls to our domestic violence hotline (877-633-1112) increased by 37% between February and March. Our CEO spoke with The Coast News about resources available to victims of domestic violence to meet the growing need.

Thank you to our Virtual Tea attendees!

Thank you for your support of our Virtual English Tea ... together, we raised over $80,000 to help our neighbors in need. You can still check out our  Virtual Tea Program recipes   and some   fun extras   (including memories of past Teas, a Tea timeline and bloopers).

Special thanks to:

  • Ella and Han Helders, who made a challenge gift of $10,000 to the English Tea!
  • Dr. Ami Roeschlein for her inspiring presentation.
  • The many ticket and table purchasers who converted their purchases into 100% donations.
  • Our English Tea Committee, led by co-chairs Patricia Moore and Sue Dowd.
Thank you to our Event Partners:
Carlsbad Interiors
Ranch & Coast Magazine
Scott & Cronin, LLP
Amie Defrain Graphic & Web Design
Carlsbad Photo
Tasteful Voyages
Pamela & Michael Elliott
Manulife Investment Management
North Island Credit Union
Seacoast Community Church
Wells Fargo
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association
Remembering William (Bill) Fields

1/21/1929 – 4/15/2020

It is with sadness that CRC learned of the passing of one of our volunteers, Bill Fields last week. He called himself “Box Boy” and showed up early each week to the Food Pantry, eager to sort produce and break down boxes in the alleyway. Bill always had a smile and was a joy to all of the staff and the volunteers lucky enough to know him. He celebrated his 90th birthday with cupcakes after a volunteer shift last year, proving that a heart for service never grows old. He will be truly missed!
Partner Spotlight
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their support received in February and March!
Individuals and Foundations:

Patricia Moore and Helmut Kiffmann

The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation

The Hedwig S. Johannsen Trust
in memory of Hedwig S. Johannsen and Nicolay E. Johannse

The Jill and Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund

Heyman-Daigle Family Foundation

Coastal Community Foundation Orphan Family Fund

Coastal Community Foundation Weidner Family Fund

Lisa Davis

Charles A. Micale Foundation

The David and Sharon Wax Family - Mid Term Pool Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation


Gesner Johnson Foundation
for a $35,000 grant for COVID-19 Emergency Response

Coastal Community Foundation
for a $25,000 grant for COVID-19 homelessness recovery

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
for a $6,000 grant for homelessness prevention

San Diego County Bar Foundation
for a $5,000 grant for domestic violence legal advocacy

Merlin’s Magic Wand
for donating Legoland tickets for domestic violence survivors
In addition to the above, we are also so grateful for the phenomenal support we’ve received for our Community Cares Campaign that launched on March 20. The list of donors is very long, but we don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank everyone … you can view the honor roll here ›
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112