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WOW!  We had a fantastic response to the request for backpacks of school supplies for our clients’ children.  Our generous donors provided 350 backpacks.  We thank our numerous donors for this outpouring of care.

One Client’s Story

Our intake volunteer was assisting a man with food and other resources; the client had registered for our Backpack program.   It just happened that the backpack he received was one with kittens on it, the man’s eyes filled with tears.  He went on to say, “I was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor said I have 2 years to live, so I quit my job to spend time with my children.  This year I am not able to buy school supplies for my youngest daughter and this means so much to me and I know she will love this backpack.”

PANCAKE BREAKFASTS COMING SOON

Delicious pancakes with all the trimming await diners at the pancake breakfasts sponsored by our Advisory Council.  The first breakfast is at Saturday, September 26, 8-11 a.m. at Clairemont Covenant Church, 5255 Mt. Ararat Drive, San Diego, and the second one is Saturday, October 3, 8-11 a.m. 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego.  Please join us either or both times for a yummy way to support CCSA.

CCSA Cash4Food Campaign – Extended to August 31st!

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The annual Cash4Food campaign sponsored by the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) is taking place June 1  through the end of August. This fund is complementary to the generous donations of food received from member churches, individuals, and other sponsors and is used to purchase supplemental food items during the year to ensure a consistent, nutritionally balanced grocery supplement for our clients. ALL FUNDS DONATED TO CASH4FOOD ARE USED TO PROCURE FOOD ONLY.  As of July 31st Cash4Food has received $17,177.

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The CCSA CA$H4Food Campaign was featured in the June 2015 edition of the Clairemont Times. Special Thanks to Clairemont Times and Chris O’Connell in their support of getting the information out!

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75 children attended Choir Camp at Clairemont Lutheran Church the last week of July. Their food drive collected over 200 items and were donated to CCSA. Thank you for your support!

The Haggen’s grocery store on Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista is providing donations of fresh food twice a week.  We are proud to have them as our partner.

COMING EVENTS

The Bay Park Food Drive will occur on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  We need both trucks and volunteers.  If you can help the day of the drive or with prep activities contact Jeanne at jmc4725@gmail.com.

2016 Hunger Walk will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park.

AMAZON SHOPPERS CAN SUPPORT CCSA IN TWO WAYS

Earn for Us - Shop Amazon Now1.  Buy something for CCSA on our wish list.  Click here to see information about our Amazon wish list.

2.  Buy something for yourself by clicking the Amazon icon above and CCSA will get a rebate.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer your time

Donate food, clothing, hygiene items, or stock

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SPECIAL THANK YOUS

We thank the Animal Protection & Rescue League Thrift Store for providing clothing items for our clients since 2004!

F.O.C.U.S. (Friends of Children United Society) of Coronado recently refurbished the outdoor play area for children of our clients.  They fenced the area and provided new toys, too.

Karen Scanlon provided the funds to purchase a new storage shed for children’s clothing.  Volunteers have also installed new shelving and reorganized the storage areas for men’s and women’s clothes.

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