Press Release: CRC Tea 2024

Community Resource Center’s 29th Annual CRC Tea Will Provide Life-Saving Support

Fundraiser to Benefit North County Neighbors in Need of Food, Shelter, and Safety  

Community Resource Center (CRC) invites the community to its 29th Annual CRC Tea fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Join CRC at this special event to raise both funds and awareness for our neighbors facing hunger, homelessness and trauma. 

Event Highlights:

  • Delicious Luncheon with Tea Service and Dessert Treats 
  • Motivating Program: Co-hosted by CRC Board of Directors Maddie Altschuler and Lindsey Brubaker, featuring remarks from CEO John Van Cleef. You’ll learn more about the life-changing impact of your generosity on the individuals and families supported by CRC. 
  • Exciting Auction, Raffle and Treasures of the Tea Surprise Boxes: Attendees can bid on an array of auction items and participate in the raffle, all in support of CRC’s cause.  
  • Kendra Scott and CRC Resale Store Pop-up Shops: Explore unique collections from CRC’s Resale Stores and Kendra Scott — perfect for finding that special gift for a loved one or yourself. 

Get Involved:

Community members can provide support at 

John Van Cleef, CEO of Community Resource Center, shares, “Your support of our CRC Tea can transform a moment into a movement of hope. I’m looking forward to another sold out event, where together we can make a meaningful difference for our neighbors in need.”  

Last year, the CRC Tea raised $170,000, helping CRC provide North County households in need with wraparound programs that include a domestic violence emergency shelter, food pantry, housing assistance, legal advocacy, counseling and more. In 2023, this support contributed to finding safe housing and shelter for 317 people in need, distributing over 505,000 pounds of food in 14,936 visits to CRC’s Food & Nutrition Center, providing 2,914 counseling sessions, and answering 3,342 calls to CRC’s domestic violence hotline. 

To purchase tickets and learn more about the CRC Tea, please visit

Past Event Photos: 

2023 CRC Tea Photos (Facebook Album)  

Photos by: Micaela Malmi Photography 


About Community Resource Center

Established in 1979, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help our neighbors create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships. Individuals and families come to CRC for help to overcome barriers to personal well-being – trauma, systemic racism, racial inequality, economic instability, unemployment, food and/or housing insecurity, poverty and inaccessibility of mental health services. CRC provides emergency assistance, case management, counseling, shelter, and food assistance to low-income individuals and families who are economically vulnerable, experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness, including domestic violence survivors. For more information, please visit