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2015 Christmas Program

Christmas Program Gift Baskets 2015

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s CCSA Christmas Gift Basket Program.  To all who donated baskets, please know you truly made a difference in the lives you touched with your generosity!  As families came into St. Mark’s hall to pick up their gift basket, they were overwhelmed with the sight before them.  CCSA supporters had brought over 375 baskets to 249 families this year.  Some for the larger families had more than one basket put together for them.  Children’s eye’s were bright and smiles were wide.  Mom’s and Dad’s often could not speak as they saw what very generous singles, couples, families and groups put together to make their Christmas celebration a special one.

It is hard to find the words to say how much it meant to those who were sponsored.  It showed through their expressions and words of thanks.  The team of helpers in the hall who labored very hard to transport from cars the basket donations on Wednesday Dec. 16th and transport the baskets on the 17th to the recipient families car, or help them to the bus stop, were  so grateful for the gift of helping and experiencing the joy on the faces of those who received these donations, it made the gift of giving very alive.  It is what this season is all about….

Many thanks to a wonderful team of helpers!  Thank you St. Mary Magdalene Bingo workers, Rich, Bob, Mike, Alice, Patty and Sara, St. Mark’s for your hospitality, and for Phyllis who helped so much on both days, for Julie who helped with translation, for Becki and Rosario who coordinated all the recipients with Sponsor’s, for Marya who coordinated the website sign-ups and kept us so well informed, and for the agency support!  You are all amazing!  Your dedication to this project made it all go so well. Blessings to all the donors who made this event happen!  It could not have been done without you!

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Bay Park Food Drive A Success!

Thank you Maryann Augustine and Bay Park Residents

CCSA Board of Directors, Advisory Council, staff and volunteers would like to express sincere thanks to all volunteers involved in organizing the 2015 Bay Park Food Drive for the benefit of CCSA clients. This past Saturday, December 5th, Bay Park residents donated over 6,700 items totaling over 5000 plus lbs. of food and hygiene items.Thank you Maryann Augustine for beginning this effort 11 years ago! Your dream of helping those who suffer from food insecurity has resulted in a large community outreach effort to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Dreams do come true and you have truly changed lives with this major undertaking! Thank you Bay Park! It could not have been successful without your participation! It takes a village! You are a village of givers!

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Thanks to Being Fit in Clairemont Square for Food Drive Donations!Food Drive Flier

Our Board of Directors and Staff would like to say a BIG thank you to the staff and members of Being Fit for organizing a holiday food drive for those who come to CCSA for assistance. We want you to know that we are deeply grateful for the 8 cases of food collected at Being Fit. Our thanks to all who shared what they have with others in such a meaningful way. The Clairemont community has always been very responsive to those in need. You have all made a very positive difference!
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