The CCSA Christmas Basket program will be held at St. Marks on Dec. 16th and 17th this year. All sponsors of families will fill Christmas baskets with non-perishable food items for CCSA clients who sign up in person at the agency by Nov. 30th, 2015. The number of families sponsored heavily depends on the Sponsor Sign Ups. This is your opportunity to share your blessings with others. The gift basket will include food for a holiday meal and a Target or Walmart gift card for perishable items so families, singles, seniors and those with special needs can enjoy a more festive Christmas meal. Don’t miss this opportunity to make Christmas special for not only your family as you gather food for your own holiday gathering, but for a CCSA family in need. Sixty-Five per cent of children in the San Diego School system are Food insecure. Let’s make their Christmas a bit brighter!
Thanks to all our supporters who attended our two pancake breakfasts on September 26 and October 3. We appreciate your support of our latest fundraiser.
WOW! We had a fantastic response to the request for backpacks of school supplies for our clients’ children. Our generous donors provided 480 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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Hunger Walk will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park.
AMAZON SHOPPERS CAN SUPPORT CCSA IN TWO WAYS
1. 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.