CRC’s 35th Annual Holiday Baskets was a great success! Thank you to everyone who gave to CRC’s Holiday Baskets through time, talent and treasure – your gifts helped hundreds of families and individuals have a brighter holiday! With the incredible support of hundreds of volunteers, local businesses and generous donors, over 1,600 families were able to “shop” for healthy food, warm coats and blankets, toys, bicycles and more for the holidays.
Special thanks to:
- Holiday Baskets leads: Patricia Moore, Kym Sheerman and project manager, Cathie Byrd and all of our committed captains and volunteers
- Ella and Han Helders: Provided a generous matching gift at our Jingle & Mingle event that helped us raise funds to provide Holiday Baskets!
- TaylorMade Golf and Adidas Golf: Raised over $15,000 to benefit Holiday Baskets during a friendly giving competition!
- The Self-Realization Fellowship Encinitas Temple organized our largest toy and bike drive and collected gift cards to purchase supplies.
- Lusardi Construction: Donated and delivered over 500 toys!
- Kids in Distress corporate donation partner
- Gaby’s Kids: This group of students gave their time to guide families through Holiday Baskets
- Feeding San Diego: Provided a refrigerated truck, fresh produce and other food items
- Smart & Final: Provided a significant discount on poultry
- Sprouts: Held a donation drive to collect hundreds of food bags
- San Diego Food Bank: Provided discounted food
- San Diego Padres: The Padres Friar and Pad Squad visited with our participants on Friday evening and we received 100 gloves to give to children and teens!
- Outside-the-Lens: Took photos of participants with Santa Clause and set up a photo booth for our participants to enjoy.
- Starbucks: Distributed free coffee and cocoa to participants and donated $500 in gift cards!
- Resource Fair participating organizations, including a dental van from Vista Community Clinic!
- Friends of Rory who donate 200 Girl teen gifts each and every year
- And thank you to the hundreds of community members who held donation drives, volunteered, donated or were involved in making Holiday Baskets a success!
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Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters!