History... 

As our community has grown and the economy has shifted over the years, there have been more and more families in the Temecula Valley experiencing financial difficulty.  We began as Crosspoint Community Outreach in 2009, collecting clothing door to door, as well as holding church clothing drives.  Businesses donated school supplies and backpacks.  Local school sports teams jumped in to help by also collecting and donating an amazing amount of items.  It has truly been a community run program.  To reach the families in need, we contacted schools in the area that had a large percentage of students receiving free/reduced priced lunches and set up an event based program offering clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies in the schools' multi-purpose rooms prior to the start of the school year.  The response from those who we were serving was overwhelming with lines wrapped around the schools well before doors opened.  In the four years that we offered these events, they grew each year.  While we were thankful we were able to assist so many families, it was also difficult to know that we were only able to offer this program to a few schools, and only once a year.  There were many families in need who were not benefiting from our events.  This is where the dream of a year round program, Hope's Community Closet, was born.  We took a brief hiatus in order to obtain our 501c(3) status, and develop a program that would be there for all who who needed us!

 

Links to news articles covering our past events:

 

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2009/Aug/10/temecula-students-benefit-from-church-school/

 

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2011/Aug/05/temecula-donations-help-students-get-fresh-start/‚Äč

 

 

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20110805-temecula-kids-get-free-back-to-school-items.ece?ssimg=317050

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us:

Email: hopescommunitycloset@gmail.com