Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets event is Dec. 17


Holiday Baskets, an annual event held by Community Resource Center (CRC), has set a goal to help more than 1,000 households (with 2,000-plus children) in need this year by providing food, toys and household necessities.

Last year, with the support of 1,000 volunteers and 200 businesses, Holiday Baskets distributed more than 60 tons of items. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Households from San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar register in advance to participate in Holiday Baskets and must meet income requirements.

“There are so many ways you can help us make dreams a reality this holiday season,” CRC Chief Executive Officer Isabel St.Germain Singh said in a news release. “If everyone contributes what they are able, we can meet the needs and brighten the holidays for so many families in our community. We really need your support to reach our goal.”

In order to help so many families and children, the CRC is depending on the community for volunteers, event sponsorships, cash donations and donations of items such as new toys, new or gently-used bicycles, nonperishable food staples, new or gently-used winter coats and jackets, baby items and more. A wish list is provided at

To give, sponsor, volunteer or sign up, please visit the website.

— Submitted press release