prAna Supports SDNCCS & Red Cross 12
The annual prAna Holiday Warehouse Sale was once again a huge success! THANK YOU to all of the prAna faithful who continue to support us and our clothing. This year’s charitable recipient is, once again, North County Community Services who also runs the North County Food Bank. 1% of your purchases went to support this local non-profit who continues to support residents of San Diego County year round. Their Executive Director, Stan Miller, sent us a very nice note:
North County Community Services is passionately committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families by providing programs that educate young children, support working families, feed the hungry and ultimately create opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents in North San Diego County.
Our organization operates seven child development centers across North County serving 859 families with low or no cost preschool services. In addition our organization operates North County’s Food Bank which serves 112 agency partners and their clients, providing food for more than 22,000 individuals each month.
This fall and winter season has been a challenging one for many in our Nation. Like our own team members, I am sure many of you have friends and family that were impacted by the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy that swept away so much in late October. Though the storm is now two months past, cleanup and recovery efforts will continue for months.
After consulting with our friends at prAna, we wanted to share half of the proceeds donated from this year’s sale with one of our partners working hard to help in the Sandy relief efforts – the American Red Cross.
North County Community Services partners with the San Diego/Imperial Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. As a partner, we provide warehouse space to store Red Cross disaster relief food boxes, Heater Meals and bottled water for use in the event of a local disaster (fires, earthquakes, etc).
Our partners have been very busy since Sandy struck in late October. One of my local colleagues at the Red Cross – Holly Martin – recently returned from the New York area where they were able to provide significant assistance to affected areas. She shared these figures with me and I wanted to pass them along as a way of sharing the kind of impact prAna’s generosity has for our friends in the Northeast.
The Red Cross relief efforts post Hurricane Sandy in New York state alone:
• Over 4.5 million meals and snacks served to date
• Over 29,000 overnight stays at Red Cross shelters
• Over 5 million relief items, including clean-up, comfort kits distributed to date
• Over 64,000 health and mental health contacts to date
Locally, the proceeds donated from the prAna sale will touch many lives in the coming months as well. Your generosity will allow North County Community Services Food Bank to distribute 14,055 pounds of food. That is enough for 11,244 meals -or enough to feed 60 people for over six months!
Whether it is providing a meal to a local family struggling to get by, or working with others to provide disaster relief when needed, your gift will touch may lives. We are very grateful for organizations like prAna and their generous customers for caring enough to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
You can join them by supporting our work year round
Find out more about our partners at the San Diego/Imperial County chapter of the American Red Cross
Warm Regards ~ Stan Miller, Executive Director, North County Community Services