Neighborhood Collection Drive - June 27th

Extreme Need of Food Items and Grocery Gift Cards, Plus Collecting Clothes and Hygiene Kits
Saturday, 06/27/2020, 02:00 PM - Monday, 06/29/2020, 11:30 PM

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
120 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

How to Register as a Volunteer Event Worker or Donation Participant:
1. Click the green "Register" button.
2. In the first blank box, list the number of participants in your family.
3. Scroll through the list of donation needs and indicate the number of donation bags of clothes, grocery gift cards, bags of food, etc. so we have enough non-profit partner delivery vehicles.
4. List the names of participants in your family and list the volunteer job(s) or drive-thru participant
ex: Mark and Valery Melkonian (Interfaith Delivery Vehicle Drivers-1 car)
Drew and Doreen Hutton (Drive-thru Participants)

Please social distance as your items will be collected from your trunk and put into specific delivery vehicles to be distributed to your desired local non-profit partner.  Please place donations into sealed Ziplocs or trash bags clearly marked with the designated local non-profit partner to receive your donated items.

Check back daily as local non-profit partners and additional needs will be added.

Sponsor a Family with Groceries: 2 Ways to Help:
1. Bring a grocery gift card to the Collection Drive in any amount    - or-
2. Click this link to launch you to the "Designated Giving" page on the SBPC website: Next, scroll down and select: 
Mission/Outreach-Community Serve 365 and enter your donation amount.

13 Participating Local Non-Profit Partners:
All non-profit partners on this list are providing 4 times their normal food distributions from the elderly homebound to the 10,000 homeless population of adults and children.

1. AniMeals:
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s AniMeals program feeds over 600 dogs and cats each month in coordination with different partner organizations throughout the community such as Meals on Wheels. Benefactors of AniMeals include: homebound/low-income elderly, physically or psychologically impacted veterans, the disabled, unemployed, and the homeless.
Food Items: Cans of Cat and Dog Food

2. Border Ministries/Hope Without Boundaries:

Border Ministry/Hope without Boundaries, reaches out to kids and elderly across the border to join hands with our Mexican missionaries and friends to share the love, joy and comfort of Christ. Though the beauty and warm culture of Mexico is well known, so is the poverty!  Hunger is an everyday experience for many. Border Ministry feeds between 200 and 300 impoverished, often-undernourished children  along with the elderly and disabled at El Refugio and Campo de Fe. Please visit:

Items needed: 
- Food items:  instant coffee, cooking oil, canned tuna or chicken, pasta
- Hygiene items:  shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste. (Not travel-size)
Cleaning Products: dish soap, bleach, and disinfectant such as Pinesol.

3. Casa de Amistad
Education & Mentoring for extremely low income & vulnerable families
Hygiene Items: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothbrush and Toothpaste, Feminine Pad/Tampons, and Toilet Paper/Paper Towels

4. Community Resource Center:
CRC offers extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence victims.
Non-Perishable Food Items: Canned goods (pull top): fruit, spaghetti sauce, carrots, chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, tuna, chicken, Oatmeal (not instant-in round containers), Fruit Cups/Apple Sauce, Small vegetable oil, Salad dressings, Baby wipes and Diapers: sizes 4, 5, 6

5. Feeding God’s Children:
Pop-up Philanthropy to help feed the homeless in Carlsbad
Food Items: Bottled Water, fresh fruit, packet of Mayo/mustard, Coffee/creamer/sugar, Granola bars/package snacks/desserts, Dog Food
Hygiene Items: Cleaning wipes (both for cleaning bodies (travel size) and to keep tables disinfected), feminine products (esp. tampons), razors, toothpaste, small travel-size hand sanitizer, and large-size hand sanitizer.
Other items: Ziploc quart bags, Men’s and Women’s Underwear, Socks, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Blankets

6. Friends and Family Community Connection:
FFCC will be tasked with helping many more families and senior households in need this summer. One service that  FFCC provides is home delivery to those who can't make it to a local drive through food distribution
Non-Perishable Food Needs: All non-expired food appreciated and accepted.
High Priority Food Needs: 16 oz jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly (can't accept homemade), boxed cereal - all flavors, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned corn, healthy snacks
Items: Writing encouragement notecards for senior citizens sheltering in place
7. Helen Woodward Animal Center:
Belief that animals help people and people help animals through trust, unconditional love, and respect creates a legacy of caring.
Items: Face Masks and Dog Toys

8. Interfaith Community Services:
Resources stabilize and rebuild the lives of people in crisis with the motto: Helping People Help Themselves.
Food items:  canned chicken and tuna, macaroni and cheese, dried beans, pasta sauce (cans or jars), dried pasta, peanut butter and jelly/jam, cereal, oatmeal or other breakfast items
Hygiene Items:  deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shower gel, sunscreen and chapstick, small packages of hand wipes

9. Jewish Family & Community Services:
Provide assistance with urgent needs like food, transportation, or housing and help clients build a foundation of economic stability, personal wellbeing, and community connection that empowers them to thrive.
Food items:  peanut butter, granola bars/snacks, mac and cheese cups, cup of soup/ramen,canned tuna/chicken/ beans/ fruit/vegetables, shelf stable milk, kosher items
Hygiene items: hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues, full size deodorant, full size body wash, full size shampoo and conditioner

10. Just In Time Foster Youth:
Support former foster youth who have aged out of the foster care system
Items: Grocery and Gas Gift Cards

11. NCICC:
They bring experience and a personalized approach to help immigrants on their pathway to citizenship.
Clothing Items: Women Blouses: small, medium, large, extra-large; Shoes; 5T, or other sizes
Food items: peanut butter, large bags of beans and rice, pancake mix, pasta, mac & cheese, flour, cereals,oatmeal, vegetable oil and olive oil, corn and flour tortillas, potatoes
Grocery Items:  Dish soap, clothes detergent for clothes, toilet paper, and paper towels
Hygiene Items:  pads and tampons, shampoo and conditioner, baby wipes, diapers sizes: 6, 3T or Pull-ups: medium and large
Other:  Printers, Tablets (2), laptop, or Computer, Twin and Full/Queen mattress/box springs/bed frame

12. New Day Urban Ministries:
Restores lives by equipping those in need to move forward with hope by providing essential services to the homeless, urban poor, veterans, and those recently released from prison in a safe home-like setting where people are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
Clothing Needs: 
- Men’s: XL sized clothing (above Size 36/38) Underwear/Boxers ((Sizes 32-34, 36-38, 40 plus), pants, shirts and T-shirts)
- Women’s: XL sized clothing. (Sizes 10, 11, 12, 13+) Underwear, pants and Blouses, T-shirts
Food items: Cereal Boxes (top priority), canned fruit, oatmeal, rice (1 lb. bags), dry beans (1 lb. bags)

13. San Diego Rescue Mission:
Their goal is to get people off the streets permanently and transform the lives of those who are experiencing homeless and address the underlying issues of the heart.
Food Items:  canned beans/fruit in juice/low sodium vegetables/tuna in water/chicken/tomatoes (prefer pop top lids), broth and stock, brown rice, low sodium soup, quinoa, pastas and pasta sauce, cereal, olive or canola oil, unsalted seeds, peanuts, shelf stable milk, dry beans, peanut butter, rolled oats, no sugar added dried fruit, instant mashed potatoes, bottled water, honey
Hygiene kits:  Sets of travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, etc.; Full-size Hand Soap, Sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), Tissues; Disposable or Washable Face Masks
Other:  Underwear (new) for Men and Women

Please note the "Delivery Drivers" will need to store items in their vehicle over the weekend and plan for a Monday morning delivery drop-off to their designated philanthropy. They will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

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