North County’s Community Resource Center (CRC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary by inviting the community to indulge in the best of the 70s, while raising $170,000 in vital funding to provide food, shelter, and safety for San Diego’s most vulnerable children and families. On Saturday, Oct. 5, bell-bottom-clad community members will take fundraising to the max in honor of CRC’s founding in 1979 at CRC’s 40th Birthday Bash, taking place at the iconic Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Since 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis, to providing a full spectrum of programs for those experiencing domestic violence, hunger, and homelessness. Over 3,650 people have found a safe haven from domestic violence at CRC’s shelter, hundreds of homeless individuals have obtained housing, and thousands of families have received healthy and nutritious food.

“For 40 years, CRC has been a critical resource to our neighbors in need, but we know that the need continues to grow,” said CRC Executive Director John Van Cleef. “One in four women experiences domestic violence and one in eight people in North County lives in poverty. I invite the community to join us in celebrating the past and share in collaborating for the future.”

Attendees can enjoy a great night out while supporting an important cause, with 70s and disco music provided by DJ Loczi and a three-course dinner accompanied by libations. The community can help in four ways: purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor, program advertising, or giving a Birthday Gift.

The evening will also be a time for honoring special champions of the cause who have made a paramount positive impact to CRC’s efforts over the years, including: Evelyn Weidner, former Board Member and a decades-long CRC supporter; Laurin Pause, former Executive Director; and Shea Homes, the builder of Carol’s House, CRC’s domestic violence emergency shelter.

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