Holiday Basket Drive, Encinitas California

Real Estate Agent with Prudential California Realty

The annual Holiday Basket Drive is underway at the Community Resource Center, Encinitas, California.   This outreach provides critically needed food, blankets, jackets, and more for over 1,400 local families in need! Wondering how you can change a life this holiday season? There are so many ways to participate, it is easy!  

How Can You Help?

  • Donate food, clothing, gently used bikes, toys, blankets, sweaters, jackets, baby and toddler items, teen gifts, and senior gifts
  • Sell Turkey Tickets, just $10 helps a family in need.
  • Assemble baskets
  • Distribution of baskets and gifts

The outreach area is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  You can check their volunteer schedule and donation time frames at their website at


As we head into the holidays, and especially with the economy down, so many families are struggling and need a hand to help them up again.  Although it seems resources are slim and time is precious, even just a simple donation or office drive could make all the difference.  My daughter and I will be there, so perhaps we will see you.  (If you have a young person under 14 that would like to assist, go through KidsKorp, a network of children that work with community projects) or contact the CRNCC directly and ask them about the family tours and children volunteer opportunities available.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

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Here for you when it is time to sell your home or buy another!

Kymberly Wright
Broker Associate
The Lotzof Group
Prudential California Realty
760-518-8527 cell
760-841-1885 fax
CA DRE# 01843999


Comments (11)

Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

People need more help than ever this year.  What a tough year on almost eveyone.

Nov 21, 2011 03:24 PM
Kym Wright
Prudential California Realty - Olivenhain, CA

Yvette,  It is so hard this year.  We are doing our best and trying to give more time this year too.  This year our girl scout troop organized a canned food drive and the young girls did a great job!  It is a good time to be teaching them the value of contributing, even a small amount!

Nov 21, 2011 03:48 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

We do need to dig and give more this year than ever before. I heard our food bank is still 2000 turkeys short.

Nov 21, 2011 03:54 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Kym. Putting together those Thanksgiving and Holiday baskets is a worthy cause for those in need in your area. Best Wishes for you whole Out Reach Program! It's amazing what $10 will mean for one family.

Nov 21, 2011 04:11 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Look at you paying it forward like this! GREAT JOB for getting the information so that your readers can pay it forward with you!

Nov 22, 2011 06:03 AM
Kym Wright
Prudential California Realty - Olivenhain, CA
Vickie - it has been a tough year. I like the turkey tickets for just $10.00, people like thinking they have donated a large ticket item! Jerry - it is so little, it is amazing. My children are old enough now that I can give them each alloted money and spend it at the store for the baskets. They can see cost of food and how it impacts how much you have to eat. Then they can actually go sort and fill baskets with the food they bought! I love that they can see the whole process. Joni - thank you so much!
Nov 24, 2011 02:23 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hope you have lots of fun and food with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2011 07:43 AM
Kym Wright
Prudential California Realty - Olivenhain, CA
Thank you Russel! You too!
Nov 24, 2011 10:51 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

So for those people going to the Holiday of Lights which is now open, they could take a few goodies and possibly drop them off at the Outreach Area.

Nov 25, 2011 05:00 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I just finished donating a bunch of used towels and such to the El Cajon Animal Shelter. Next is donating used clothing items that don't fit anymore (the ravages of weight that come with old age).

Dec 07, 2011 04:06 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

come out, come out, wherever you are!  It's time to come back and play, my friend.  Hope you are well.  We miss you.

Jan 22, 2012 03:59 AM