WOW! THANK YOU CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN PACIFIC BEACH! Matthew Wuest and Sabrina Stern, along with 16 volunteers, put together 89 backpacks for this year’s Backpack Program! Just WOW!
A BIG THANK YOU!
The CCSA 45th Anniversary celebration was held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. CCSA wishes to thank all who came to make this celebration so successful! A particular Thank You to St. Marks United Methodist Church for hosting this event. Kudos to Judy Edelblute and Roseann Myers for organizing all the details of the event. Nicely done!
Most of all thank you to our member church Ministers who participated in this service. Thank you Rev. Brian Daly from PB Christian Church, Rev. Craig Dorval from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Rev. Dave Nagler from Christ Lutheran Church in PB, Rev. Wayne Sanders, Interim Pastor at St. David’s Episcopal Church and Deacon Ralph Skiano from St. Mary Magdalene Church. And a warm heartfelt thanks to our CCSA President, Brad Cannon for your summary of where we have been, where we are and where we are going. All of you gifted us with history, prayer and renewed energy by your words!
This event was attended by over 120 friends of the agency. Volunteers (17) from Member churches sang in the choir during this service led by St. Mark’s Choir Director Frank Williams. Beautiful singing Frank! Thank you to the Organist Craig Mcllwain from St. Mark’s. A special thank you to the Harpist and Youth Speaker Heidi Fleischbein who inspired us with beautiful sound and meaningful sharings regarding her view of CCSA and its important ministry to those in need.
Lastly, thank you to Kelly Nicholl and Catherine White for all the website and social media publicity done for this event; you ladies rock! To the rest of the volunteers that handled each aspect of this event – many, many thanks. We are so deeply grateful for your participation!
WE TRULY CELEBRATED THIS ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE TO OTHERS!
CCSA OUTREACH TO THOSE IN NEED IN 2017
- The total number of individuals served in 2017 at CCSA (Rappahannock, Pacific Beach, Commodities, and offsite distribution) was 29,338. (This was up from 26,000 in 2016.)
- Two hundred eighty-nine Christmas baskets were distributed to 213 low income families. The estimated value of those baskets was $40,000.
- Pacific Beach distributed 132 Christmas bags, having an estimated value of $2,640.
- Groceries distributed, including 55 tons of fresh rescue produce, had a total estimated value of $1,234,288.50.
- We distributed 530 backpacks, having an estimated value of $26,500.
- We distributed almost 41,000 items of clothing in Clairemont, and over 10,000 items of clothing in Pacific Beach. The estimated value of the clothing distributed was in excess of $201,000.
- A special thanks goes out to Sprouts and their locations in Clairemont, Genesee, and Point Loma, for almost 7,000 bags of groceries they provided to us in December, with a value in excess of $76,600.
- In 2017, we experienced over a 10% growth in the number of persons served over 2016, and we did so under budget, expending 20% less than we did in 2016.
In summary, CCSA distributed over $1,547,000 worth of goods in 2017.
Pacific Beach Street Guardians continues to be available at CCSA in the Pacific Beach office for job interviews on the second Friday of each month. To date, there have been four interviews and two hires! That’s two more people being given an opportunity to work themselves toward self-sufficiency and given resources of case management, life skills training and networking that can lead to permanent employment!
Positive changes will continue to occur as we work together in our community with well thought out strategies and compassionate hearts. Click here to donate online: http://www.pbstreetgu
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