CHRISTMAS WILL HAPPEN!

We thank all our supporting member churches, our CCSA Advisory Council members and Board members, our business supporters, our volunteers and our staff who say “It will happen”!  The CCSA Christmas Program happened on Wednesday this week (received sponsor Christmas baskets) and Thursday giving out Christmas baskets to CCSA clients)  At end of day on Wednesday, EVERY SINGLE Christmas basket was brought by the Sponsors to St. Marks hall. We received enough to cover 247 Households.
Sharing these days was an enormous gift to all involved as we welcomed our clients that were signed up to receive a basket.  It was overwhelming to see and hear what this meant to so many people who struggle to get by each month.  The gift of giving was alive and the receiving end was often emotional and put so many smiles on the young and older as well.
A HUGE thank you to Connie, Rosario and Becki who kept this program organized so well.  Big THANKS to the crew from St. Mary Magdalene Bingo who never tired of being there to help the sponsors and clients with their baskets.  Thank you Rich, Mike, Patricia, Bob, Dick, Alice, and Sara.  Many thanks to Phyllis who helped with absolutely everything. Big thanks also to Julie who helped so much with contacting clients on Thursday to remind them of the pick up, and to Matt who made it so much easier for all by getting heavy baskets to cars. You are all a gift to CCSA.    But, even though tired by end of day, you knew when you left Thursday night that you had indeed made a difference.  THANK YOU SO MUCH

 

SPECIAL THANK YOUS

We thank Kelly Soban and Dr. Gary Dixon for donating stockings and children’s Christmas bags, Ross Elementary for their food donation, and Costco Otay Ranch for donating turkeys for families that did not have a Christmas dinner sponsor.

We thank Janet Miller Poutre for the her ongoing support through her clairemont.com blog.  We also thank the following for their support:  Feeding America, San Diego Food Bank, Trader Joe’s, Big Lots, Boudin Bakery, Albertsons, Sprouts, Keils, Chilli’s, Violet’s Hair Design, Sempra Energy, Thrivent Financials, Vons, Ralphs, and Friends of Children United Society (F.O.C.U.S.)


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HOLIDAYS

CCSA offices will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31.

Holidays Observed.                     

How You Can Help

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

CCSA’s Pacific Beach Center has nurses who perform first aid and give referrals to other medical services. Both centers use volunteers at the intake desk, in the clothing room, and in the food room.

DONATE FOOD AND HYGIENE ITEMS
  • We have an urgent need of clothes for children 5 and older.  We have enough toddler clothes.  We also immediately need men’s pants (waist 30-34) and reading glasses 150+.
  • Both centers are very low on hygiene items.  We need shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, razors, small size shaving cream, and toothpaste.
  • Click here for complete current needs at Pacific Beach Service Center for the homeless.  We especially need men’s socks, men’s underwear, men’s pants (32-34 medium), small size fruit cups, individual peanut butter, snack bars, juice, and water.
  • Click here for complete current needs at Clairemont Service Center.  We especially need peanut butter, canned fruit, and mac ‘n cheese.

 

PAST FUNDRAISERS

We thank CECO (County Employees Charitable Organization) for their strong support over the years.  Their contribution for 2013-2014 was $2500 to purchase food for those in need.

We thank Vons for their generous donation of $1,000 to buy food to supplement the in-kind donations of our supporters.

Our 2014 Hunger Walk on Saturday, March 15, 2014 raised $25,658.63.   More details.

On May 6, 2014 we received $1,897.00 in donations during the national giveBIG online fundraiser.

The second annual Cash4Food campaign was June 15-30, 2014.  We received $29,339.93, which included a dollar for dollar match on the first $5,000.  We thank our generous donors for their assistance.  All donations will be used to purchase food.

 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

SFF_web-banner_170X350CCSA is 1 of 11 agencies that  received donations this spring from Scouting for Food sponsored by Feeding America San Diego and Boy Scouts of America.  We received a total of 50,000 lbs. of food from this program.   We thank everyone who donated to Scouting for Food.