Volunteer Update
October 30, 2019
Dear CRC Volunteer,

Thank you to you and all our incredible volunteers for your service to CRC!

Last month, volunteers gave more than 2,300 hours to CRC by donating their time at our Resale Stores, Food & Nutrition Program, Integrative Services and Interns Program, Special Events and Development, Admin Support and Holiday Baskets Program.

Your hours not only benefit those we serve, they also can help raise funding for our programs. Please remember to track all your volunteer hours in Volgistics so that we can show the true “cost” of running CRC. This is a valuable part of applying for and complying with grants and engaging potential sponsors and donors. And don't forget that many employers make donations based on your volunteer hours to nonprofits you serve. Please consider checking with your company’s corporate giving person or with your human resources/personnel office to request a donation to CRC based on your volunteer work for which we are so grateful.

Thank you for all you do!

Sara Rosenbaum
Volunteer Manager
Volunteer Spotlight
Congratulations to our October Volunteer of the Month: Chemaine Soule

Chemaine is a volunteer at the San Marcos Resale Store and was nominated by manager Mary Cunningham. Mary says, “Chemaine shows up every Saturday and works in the back area to sort and tag clothing. She does whatever it takes to get the job done!” Thank you to Chemaine for your heart of service and willingness to support our mission through your work at the Resale Store each week!
Congratulations to our new CRC Ambassadors!

CRC Ambassadors represent our mission and programs as “Outreach and Development” volunteers who have a deeper understanding of CRC and have unique volunteer opportunities presented to them. They are “table hosts” at community events, work on special event committees, take on fundraising projects, give presentations and more. The CRC Ambassador Training happens 2-3 times a year based on need and level of interest. 

Newly Trained: Jean Houts, Sherry Proctor-Oonk, Ross Sutherland, Norma Yuskos and Board of Directors member Andy Rinde
Thank you to ThinkParallax!

A big shout-out to our neighbors on 2nd Street, ThinkParallax ! They came out on October 29th to completely organize and clean the shelves at our Food Pantry. Yanira Frias, our Food & Nutrition Manager, says they did an outstanding job and “were all super nice and fun to work with!”
Thank you to our 40th Birthday Bash Committee and Volunteers
A special thank you to the committee, led by Karin Kloehn, and event volunteers who made our 40th Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 5th, a fabulous evening!
Holiday Baskets Prep!
Volunteers working hard to make room in our Carlsbad Warehouse for more Holiday Baskets Donations.  Big Box Storage donated 5 large containers and volunteers worked on Saturday October 19th to fill them up. Thank you!  
Getting in the holiday spirit early this year! The Cathedral High School Counseling Team spent 3 hours sorting and counting the toys and items in our warehouse to help prepare for Holiday Baskets.
Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to sign up for any of these opportunities, please email Volunteer Manager, Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
Resale Stores

We are currently in need of volunteers at our Carlsbad Resale Store.  Shifts are available Sun-Saturday, 10-6.  Please apply here if you are interested.
Holiday Baskets Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved in our largest volunteer event of the year, Holiday Baskets! Holiday Baskets provides food, coats, blankets, toys and more to over 6,000 people in need in our community in December.
Group Volunteering
  • Groups of 5 or more can fill out an application now to volunteer at this link.
  • To help ensure that we can provide holiday gifts to hundreds of families in need, we are currently giving priority scheduling for large groups to our Holiday Baskets sponsors. Learn more about sponsorships

Individual Volunteering at Holiday Baskets
  • Applications (groups of 4 or fewer must have each individual fill out an individual application) will be available on November 1 for self-scheduling.

Holiday Baskets On-Call Operations & Prep Support
  • Be on call to help with last-minute requests as we prepare for Holiday Baskets!
  • Opportunities could include: organizing donations, loading and unloading trucks, moving in and out of the Del Mar Fairground location.
  • Volunteers will report to the Holiday Baskets Program Manager and Operations Department at CRC. 

If you would like to be part of this on-call team, please contact Sara at srosenbaum@crcncc.org
Holiday Baskets Leadership Team - help prepare for Holiday Baskets

  • School Drives Captains: Help coordinate donation drives at local schools.
  • Realtor/Business Drives Captain: Help coordinate donation drives with local realtors and businesses.

View full descriptions of these positions on our website . Please email Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities.
Get Involved
Host a Drive for Holiday Baskets

Help bring joy to families in need this holiday season by hosting a donation drive at your business or in your neighborhood! Check out our toolkit with all the flyers and materials you need to get started.
Join us at Jingle & Mingle!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand

Join us for behind-the-scenes tours of Holiday Baskets and see the work of hundreds of volunteers come together! This event will include festive food and drinks, raffle prizes and more. Tickets: $20 per person
Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
Monday, November 11, 2019, 6 - 8 pm
Chick-fil-A Encinitas: 194 N El Camino Real, Encinitas

Beam Orthodontics is hosting a fundraiser benefiting CRC at Chick-fil-A Encinitas. The Chick-fil-A Cow and Beam Spin Wheel will be there! Mention Beam Orthodontics and a portion of your sale will benefit CRC. Share the Facebook event
Learn Jiu Jitsu and give back!

Now through December 15, Gracie Barra Encinitas will donate $80 to CRC for everyone that tries a free Jiu Jitsu class. For more information, visit Gracie Barra at 613 Westlake Street in Encinitas or contact them at: 760-540-2264, info@gbencinitas.com.
If you have a story you'd like to share about your experience volunteering at CRC, please share it with me at srosenbaum@crcncc.org . I can include those stories in future newsletters as an encouragement to our team.  
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