News from
Resource Services
September 2022
The Hooks for Hunger Committee is having another great event in support of CRS! All of the details for the 2022 King of the Smokehouse competition can be found below. They are still looking for teams to compete. Entry is free and they have some great prizes to give away! Contact Tyler @ 440-787-5290 for more information!
Making a Difference, Right Here at Home. When someone is living paycheck to paycheck, an unexpected expense can be devastating and have long-lasting effects. We recently helped one of our clients with a car repair and new tires, which she wouldn't have been able to pay for without our help. She sent us the following email:

"I got the tires this morning. Thanks so much for all of your help!!! I don't know where I'd be without you. I'm so thankful, I'll be able to get the kids to and from school on Thursday! Also, I just found a card from all of you while I was in the hospital. Thanks to all of you ladies for thinking about me! I really appreciate it!!!"
Food Drive at Cara's Boutique!
Chicks Against Hunger organizes, manages and promotes food drives to benefit the local food pantries serving our community. During the month of September, they will be hosting a food drive to benefit CRS at Cara's Boutique in The Promenade in Westlake. Donations can be made daily, Monday - Saturday. And on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm, Cara's will have their Fall Fashion Show. Ticket's are $20 each and 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to Chick's Against Hunger. You'll receive a goody bag, plus $20 in Cara's Cash and more! Call Cara's at 440-899-0050 to reserve your spot!

We are very excited to announce the date of the 34th Annual Charity Ball! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22, 2023 at The Shipyard Event Center in Lorain. It will be a night you won't want to miss!
CRS has been blessed this month with many donations of non-perishable items for our food pantry and special items for our Mother's Day gift bags. Thank you to the following businesses and organizations:

Avenbury Ladies of the Lake, Avon Lake Giant Eagle, Avon Lake Public Library, Barry Bagels, Christ Church Westshore, Crumbl Cookie - Avon, Holy Spirit Church, Holy Trinity Parish, Hunger Network Food Rescue, Learwood Middle School 7th Grade Girl's Volleyball, New Westsiders, St. Joseph Parish and Vitamin Shoppe - Avon.

We are so grateful for all of the donations that help keep our food pantry well stocked. Thank you for making a difference, right here at home!
Thanks for Making a Difference!

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids in Avon is proud to be part of the local community and they donate a percentage of each haircut to a local charity! After their haircut, each child receives a coin to drop into the charity of their choice. CRS is so grateful to be one of charities supported by Sharkey's!
Don't forget to log into the Amazon Smile website when you make your purchases from Amazon! Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible Amazon purchases when you choose "Avon Lake Community Resource Services" as the charity of your choice.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same services.

As of September 2022, Amazon Smile has donated $996.23 to CRS! Thank you to everyone that has already chosen CRS as your charity!

Please login to today to begin supporting CRS while you shop!

Our food pantry exists thanks to so many who generously donate. We currently are in need of cereal, canned chicken, peanut butter and canned fruit. We do not need any canned vegetables or beans right now.

Thank you for your generous support to help us keep our pantry stocked!
Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effect of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.
We believe in a community where every resident is free from poverty.