Dear CRC Supporter,

As we look forward to 2020, we can’t ignore all that you helped accomplish in 2019.
Community Resource Center is fortunate to have amazing community support, from organizations and businesses, funders and donors, volunteers and ambassadors. I’m thankful for all you do to support our efforts to help the hungry, homeless and hurting in our community.
In December, we received remarkable support from donors, funders and sponsors for Jingle & Mingle, Holiday Baskets and our Season of Hope campaigns for Giving Tuesday and the Winter Appeal.  Together, you gave more than $350,000 to support our neighbors in need. Thank you!
The upcoming year will be a progressive one for CRC. We have a long-term strategic plan in place which will guide our efforts to help more of those in need.
On behalf of the people we serve, I’m grateful for your efforts in 2019, as well as for your continued partnership and investment.

John Van Cleef
February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)
February will be here before you know it. Each year during this month and across the United States, CRC joins teens and those who support them in a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence.
CRC staff collaborates with both local and national organizations like  and  onelove , to offer prevention education and awareness activities for teens to understand and avoid unhealthy, abusive, and violent relationships.  We work with schools in the  San Dieguito, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Vista  school districts   as well as the San Diego County Office of Education and private schools.
We invite you to join us in participating in a national campaign organized by , a leader in the movement to end teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. This year’s campaign theme is #1Thing .
All of us have a role in ending dating violence even if that one thing seems small or insignificant. By just learning or doing one thing, you can start the conversation about healthy relationships with your friends, in schools and in your communities. 
The first #1Thing we can all do is wear the color orange during February to honor Teen Dating Violence Awareness.
To learn more about the campaign, follow CRC on Facebook and Instagram
Carlsbad Resale Store – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, January 28
11 AM
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the grand opening of our store in its new location and with its new name, Coastal Finds!

The new store is next to the previous one, at 1065 Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad.
Donation drive through January 31
The Columbia Employee Store in Carlsbad will be collecting new and gently-used warm clothing with donations going to Community Resource Center.

When you donate clothing, you’ll receive a shopping pass and discount coupon. This is a special opportunity to support CRC and also access the store for great clothing at great prices!
February 11 is Orange Day in California
Get ready for  Orange Day ! If you believe that teen dating violence is preventable—and that youth are in the best position to lead the way—show solidarity and wear orange on February 11! 

Join CRC advocates and activists around the country in raising awareness about teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships for all young people by wearing Orange on February 11th. Then take a selfie and share it on your social media using #CAYouthLead and #Orange4Love !
CRC Open House
Wednesday, February 19
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Join us for a tour of CRC’s Food & Nutrition Cente r, 650 2nd St., Encinitas, and a short presentation on teen dating violence from our domestic violence prevention educators.
Youth Development Resource Fair
Saturday, February 29
11 AM – 3 PM
Please join CRC, North County Lifeline, North County Lifeline, 200 Michigan Ave., Vista, and other members of the North County Domestic Violence Coalition at the Resource Fair. There will be information, resources, workshops, food and fun for teens and their families to learn more about healthy relationships and healthy communities.  
Your support of our English Tea can provide critical help to those in our community escaping lives of violence and fear, hunger and homelessness. Join us in honoring 25 years of providing support to survivors and a look towards the future.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Debbie Murray for more information at or (760) 546-2537.
Thank you to our Donors
Thank you to these organizations and individuals that provided funding in December for general operations and our programs. We are grateful for their support!
US Bank
provided support to Holiday Baskets.
   The San Diego County Bar Foundation
provided a grant for Domestic Violence Legal Assistance.
Country Friends
awarded a grant for Food/Nutrition.  
  • Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
  • Carol Childs and Peter House
  • Ella and Han Helders
  • Gracie Barra Encinitas Jiu-Jitsu
  • Hedwig S. Johannsen Trust
  • The John & Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
  • Lily Lai Foundation
  • The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Oberto Family Charitable Fund
  • Randy Gorman
  • Dayan Trust
  • Turk Family Philanthropic Fund
  • Veronica Santa Maria
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