Encinitas, Calif. … Today Community Resource Center (CRC) announced that an astounding 3,010 items were collected as the result of a gently-used clothing drive held in conjunction with TRE Boutique. The drive, held from September 12-October 5, encouraged local residents to donate their items at the TRE store locations in Del Mar, Encinitas and Pacific Highlands Ranch.
The idea for the drive began in April, when Supervisor Dave Roberts hosted a domestic violence forum in Escondido. One of the audience members was a manager from TRE Boutique. She was moved by the stories she heard and asked what she could do to help.
“We are so pleased to see the community support of the CRC/TRE Boutique clothing drive. The items collected will directly benefit victims of domestic violence and CRC’s program for domestic violence prevention and intervention,” stated Isabel St.Germain Singh, CRC’s chief executive officer. “This event is a testament to the power of partnering with local businesses and organizations to achieve outcomes that support those in need in our community.”
“Look what can happen when a family-owned business and its customers want to make a difference,” Dave Roberts said. Look at the size of this donation! This is a community that cares and is united against domestic violence.”
A news conference was held at 10:00 AM today to announce the results. Speaking at the event were St.Germain Singh; Dave Roberts, San Diego County Supervisor; Morgan Day, chairman of CRC’s board of directors; and Sheree Vihon, owner of TRE Boutique.