Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club supports North County Community Resource Center, Just in Time

By Jan Parsons, DMSB Rotary Public Relations

(L to R) Julie Lien, Jan Parsons, Vicky Mallett, Jessica Vallejo, Roseann Piazza Jones, Jody McDonald, Laura Wildeman

One of the things I love the most about Rotary is the way we get involved in our communities and help those in need. Friends and fellow members of the Del Mar – Solana Beach Rotary again helped at the Ecke Ranch Plant Sale in support of the North Country Community Resource Center. It is one project we most enjoy as we help shoppers select, tally, and transport carts of exhibition-quality plants at below-market prices. The event, first started in 2007, helped the CRC raise $16,000 for the women and children of Carol’s House and the 9000+ people in crisis who come to them for food and shelter assistance every year.

Then as part of Rotarians at Work Day we eagerly helped, in conjunction with Just in Time, two foster youth, Jessica Ballejo and Zulimar Cortez, outfit and move into their first apartments.  Rotarians at Work Day  was  started six years ago in the spirit that every Rotarian work on a community project on the same day. We joined over 18,000 Rotarians in over 300 projects throughout the world with more than 2000 Rotarians working in San Diego communities.

Just In Time for Foster Youth (JIT) provides transitioning foster youth with opportunities for self-sufficiency through emergency support, essential resources, and caring personal guidance at critical junctures on their path to independence.  We were like protective parents trying to make that first apartment just perfect for the gals who were very sweet and appreciative.

If you would like to learn more about this caring club, please  join us at our weekly meetings on Friday mornings at the DoubleTree Hotel in Carmel Valley from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact president Kirk Collins at 619-254-8234, or visit dmsbRotary.com.

Related posts:

  1. Rotary Corner: Del Mar Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors Canyon Crest Academy Interact Club
  2. Rotarians help Resource Center
  3. Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary club and the USA Dictionary Project
  4. Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club helps homeless vets at Stand Down San Diego
  5. Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents 2010-2011 Celebration of Service

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=34967

Posted by Staff on May 11, 2012. Filed under Life, Philanthropy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building
    Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come. “We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum
    The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send check […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]