Friends of WRC

FRIENDS OF WRC'S MISSION

The Friends of WRC’s mission is to provide positive, enriching and memorable experiences for the children residing in the WRC transitional and shelter housing programs through their fundraising and advocacy activities.

Friends of WRC

FRIENDS OF WRC PROGRAM

Established in 2006 “Friends of WRC” members enhance the agency’s ability to provide quality services and enjoyable activities for the children living at the shelter and transitional house. We understand children are often the silent victims of domestic violence, and we strive to create a sense of normalcy while they receive life changing and many times life-saving services at WRC.

2018 Origami Crane Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

Generosity is something to admire, especially when given freely with complete sincerity.

For the second year – we have been the beneficiary of amazing generosity from ‘The Origami Guy’ and Erica & Peter at the Succulent Cafe in Carlsbad.

‘The Origami Guy’ purchases all the materials needed to craft the ornaments in addition to folding & assembling them. Erica at Succulent Cafe’s gift shop who wholeheartedly promotes the origami ornament display and purchase of the ornaments.

As a result this year’s sale attracted a whopping $2,340 for Friends of WRC!!!
Expressing our gratitude for this level of generous support on behalf of the children who reside at WRC’s facilities is our privilege.

These funds will continue to support the continued replenishing the playground needs in order to provide safe, outdoor activities.

 

We are so grateful to have attracted these wonderful people towards supporting our kids – from the bottom of our hearts: 

Thank you so much!

2019 ORIGAMI CRANE FUNDRAISER

The 2019 Holiday Origami Crane Ornaments are ready for flight…Nov 2 through Dec 22 or until they have all flown the nest! Origami cranes are the universal symbol of love, hope, peace and joy. A crane carries with it wishes of good fortune, healing and longevity.

Every ornament purchased for $5 goes 100% to benefit the children at the Women’s Resource Center (WRC.) Funds are used exclusively for the children, including construction and ongoing maintenance of the play yard at the WRC transitional housing.

This fundraiser is hosted by Friends of WRC and supported by Succulent Cafe & the Vista Origami Guy.

Adopt a Holiday Crane @ Succulent Cafe’s gift shop located at:
505 Oak Drive, Carlsbad 92008, (closed Tuesdays) open 9 am – 4:30 pm.

For further information, contact: JoAnn Bowers @ 760-815-5776.

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FRIENDS OF WRC'S UPCOMING LUNCHEON

Save the Date for Friends of WRC’s upcoming luncheon on February 12, 2020.

For further information and to receive invitation contact: JoAnn Bowers @ 760-815-5776 or online reservations will be available in the future at www.WRCSD.org.

HOW DOES FRIENDS HELP?

Friends’ holds two major fundraisers a year: Have a Heart Luncheon in February, and an online fundraising campaign to send all the kids at the Transitional House to a summer camp of their choice. Monies raised from these events have provided the following:

  • $4,000 to install the proper surface under the children’s playground equipment.

  • $3,000 towards Christmas gift-cards for the teenagers in residence.

  • Additional funding for the children’s counseling.

  • Funding for summer day camp.

  • Field trips to various entertainment venues.

  • Bicycles & helmets for teenagers in residence.

  • Cribs for the babies.

FRIENDS CONTINUES TO GROW WITH OVER 100 ACTIVE MEMBERS AND A VERY INVOLVED STEERING COMMITTEE.

WHAT DOES BEING A MEMBER OF FRIENDS INVOLVE?

There are two levels of support: active Steering Committee Membership & General Membership support. For example: the Steering Committee structures fund raising events to raise money to build the “Fun Fund” and distribute the monies raised, as directed by WRC. Participating in the Steering Committee is “hands on” and we always welcome new energy & ideas! For further information about being a Steering Committee member, please call: 760-757-3500.

 

Participating as a “General Member” involves attending our fundraising events and renewing a minimal, annual membership fee.

For more information on Friends, please print our pamphlet.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Fill out the form below to become a member.


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I would like to assist WRC Friends in reaching their Mission and my special interests and/or talents are:


Your annual membership payment

$ .00

NOTE: You will be redirected to PayPal for payment within a few seconds of submitting this form. Please note that your membership application will not be received if payment is not completed. Thank you in advance for supporting our cause!

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