Help the Homeless through the Summer

Beginning in June, we are encouraging everyone to help the homeless during the hot summer days in San Diego.  Please see the PDF flyer below for more information about how you can help.

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Back to School Program

Each year, CCSA assists low-income children with backpacks and essential school supplies. This year, we hope to distribute 200+ backpacks to children in grades K – 9 and we need your help! Please see this PDF flyer to learn more about participating in our upcoming program.

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Items to include in backpack donations:

K-2 Backpack Items List3-9 Grade Backpack Items List

Click here to download the K-2nd Grade or 3rd – 9th Grade Backpack Items List

Another Successful Hunger Walk

Thank you to all who walked, donated and volunteered!

Thanks to our Volunteers from Target in Southpark

Several of their managers and team leaders volunteered last Monday by folding clothes and packing food. CCSA and the clients served are grateful for your time spent supporting the organization.

Thank you to our Special Hunger Walk Sponsors:

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    4019 Avati Dr
    San Diego, CA 92117
  • Big Frog
    4951 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
  • Dan Diegos Euro Café and Pub
    2415 Morena Blvd
  • Violet’s Hair Design
    3650 Clairemont Drive


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Donate food, clothing, hygiene items, or stock

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  • Many thanks to the generosity of ELCA Women of the Pacifica Synod who met at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 5, 2016!  They are a group of women who not only hear and profess the mission of responding to the need of others, but make positive action happen.
    This group donated 1145 Hygiene items for those in need to clients of CCSA!  You HAVE made a difference!
  • A BIG thank you to City View Ministry Outreach for the Food and Clothing collection that was given to Community Christian Service Agency at the Women’s Christmas Dessert on Wednesday December 9th, 2015.  This group collected 417 food items and 200 clothing articles to help those in need in San Diego.  This type of donation is particularly helpful during this holiday season when those in need have an even tougher ongoing struggle.  Ladies, you have made a difference in the lives of those who come for assistance!  Thank you for sharing what you have with others. This IS what it is all about!
  • Northminister Presbyterian – Greeting Cards Makers for a food donation
  • St Mary Magdalene Church – Catholic Daughters and Rosary Makers for their continued support
  • BIG Thank you to Brother Benno in Oceanside for a donation of 390 food bags.
  • 99 Cups of Coffee on Cass St for donation of coffee and pastries
  • Hearts & Hands (Jeanne Schultz) for donation of hats and gloves
  • San Diego Branch Church on Clairemont Mesa Ave for donation of food collected
  • Coco’s restaurant on Nobel Dr. for donating pies for the holidays!
  • 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.
  •  Animal Protection & Rescue League Thrift Store has provided clothing items for our clients since 2004!
  • 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.
  • Charlie’s Bakery – fresh bread weekly
  • Fairmont Grand Hotel Del Mar– food donations
  • King Technologies– Computer equipment and services
  • Senior Gleaners- fresh fruit
  • Target Express (North Park)- Fresh salads and other food items
  • Camden Sierra – (Otay Ranch)
  • Off the Wall printing-banners
  • Von’s – food items
  • Violet’s Hair design – Shampoos & soaps
  • Keller Williams Realty – Backpacks

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