Press Release: Announcing CRC’s 35th Annual Holiday Baskets

Press Release: Announcing CRC’s 35th Annual Holiday Baskets


Community support is needed to provide food, necessities, and toys this holiday season

Encinitas, CA, October 26, 2017—Community Resource Center is celebrating its 35th year of Holiday Baskets, the largest holiday distribution program of its kind, serving more than 6,000 people, including 3500 children, in need during the holidays. Each participating family receives a free and dignified “shopping experience” in a pop-up shop at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Participants shop for toys, jackets, blankets, books and infant items, and receive a 50-pound box of food with all the staples for a week, and special items for a holiday meal. This year’s event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, on December 15, 16, and 17.

Donations Needed
CRC depends on our generous community to make Holiday Baskets possible. The following is needed to help these families for the holidays:

  • Donate items: new toys, new or gently-used bicycles, non-perishable food, new or gently-used winter coats, jackets and sweaters, new items for babies.
  • Make a cash donation: A $100 donation will give a family a balanced, nutritious food package that will help feed four for a week, or provide a new bicycle and helmet for a child in need. Donate now
  • Host a donation drive: At work, at church, at school, in your neighborhood – collect donated goods, raise funds or sell Turkey Tickets or Bicycle Bucks to provide holiday meals and bikes. Holiday Basket Drive Toolkits are available at
  • Attend CRC’s Jingle & Mingle Fundraiser: This festive event takes place on Thursday, December 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Support CRC’s Holiday Baskets while getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the distribution site. Tickets available for purchase at:

Event Sponsors Needed
The success of Holiday Baskets depends on the many volunteers and donations of goods, but CRC also needs the support of sponsors and donors to offset Holiday Baskets expenses and fund their year-round programs that support struggling families in North County San Diego. Holiday Baskets sponsorships are available and can give organizations great recognition in affiliation with this amazing event. Special thanks to Holiday Baskets Premiere sponsors, Scott and Cronin, LLP, and Wells Fargo.

Brighten the Holidays for Those in Need: 
To learn more, give, sponsor and sign up, please visit or contact us at 760-753-1156 or

About Community Resource Center:
Established in 1979, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a nonprofit organization that works to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. As a provider of integrative services, CRC’s programs include a domestic violence emergency shelter, hotline and prevention/education outreach, a Therapeutic Children’s Center, professional counseling, legal advocacy, food and nutrition distribution center, homelessness prevention and rental and housing assistance. All of CRC’s programs are designed to assist participants to successfully navigate their paths of safety, stability & self-sufficiency.