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Community Care


A Worthwhile Project

Protective Masks for Those on the Front Lines 

In critical times, we need all hands on deck. As we are all aware, there is a tremendous shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel and first responders. One way you can help from the safety of your home is to make these protective masks. Here are some links with helpful information to get you started.

JoAnn's Fabric

They are offering FREE tools, supplies and guidance to help you with this project.

Paradise Sewing, Poway Road

They have FREE pre-cut fabric squares all ready to go. They are also offering to lend you a sewing machine while supplies last. And they are ready to answer any questions as you work to put the masks together. Call Lisa for more information but give her 24 hours to get back to you. (775) 770-0353

Deaconess Health Systems in Indiana has also put together information about how to sew these protective face masks.

If you need a place to bring your face masks, FFCC will be happy to distribute them.  We have connections with several local hospitals, with emergency first responders and then with the many volunteers who are out caring for the community.  If you have questions about the protective face mask project, you can contact Sue Myers at smittyesco@hotmail.com.



Community Care

FFCC is about connecting our community to be a help and an encouragement to each other. FFCC reaches over 750 local families in need, each month with food resources. Because of this relationship, we are often made aware of a special need that a family or individual in our community may have. We will share these needs with you here and in our bi-monthly newsletter and if you are able to help please respond. 

Contact Becky Palenske for more information or to respond to a need ffccsdlocal@gmail.com


Current 'Community Care' Needs: (updated 03-11-2020)

  • Diapers in size 5 and size 6 are requested by 3 different local families
  • Gift cards such as Walmart, Target, gas cards and local grocery stores such as Stater Brothers are always very helpful as FFCC works to come alongside families to meet basic needs.  
  • Funds needed to rent a box truck for our Stamp Out Hunger Event on May 9th ($250)
  • A Volunteer Coordinator needed to help organize donated furniture pick-up & deliveries
  • Freezer space needed in a commercial residence for frozen food storage. You can donate a commercial freezer chest or the space to store it. 



Many thanks to the dozens of FFCC supporters who helped with our recent clothing drive that assisted over 20 local students in need. Many nice garments (around 1000) came forth and with the help of all the volunteers the clothing items were sorted and labelled. The job went very well! We even have enough clothing items to also help families at Door of Hope!

If you would like to volunteer to deliver some of the clothing to a family in Poway or Ramona, please contact Becky at ffccsdlocal@gmail.com


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Holiday Giving- Adopt-A-Family

December is a time when FFCC has gathers anonymous wish lists to share with supporters. These lists include sizes and types of clothing needed, as well as a few household items, and/or gift cards for groceries and gas and a few fun items that the children might like. If you would like to be apart of this outreach in 2020, contact Becky for more information - ffccsdlocal@gmail.com.


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