Shasta County Caregiver Gives Back: How one caregiver is making dreams come true for those in need in her community
CONTACT: Crystal Dixon 530-768-6609
REDDING, CA – She saw a need in her community, and Crystal Dixon was inspired to do something about it. So she built a grassroots, direct exchange that she has named Feed The Need and is collaborating with other community groups to collect gently used winter items to be distributed to those in need.
“Every day I see so many people in my community in need. Some wearing old and torn clothes that is not suitable for this winter weather so I decided to do something special for them this holiday season,” said Crystal Dixon, a long-time resident of Redding and a full-time caregiver for her husband who is a retired veteran.
Crystal posted flyers throughout the community – at local churches, grocery stores, and parks. She’s been collecting items for about a month now and has dozens of boxes filled up and ready for items to be picked up by those who are in need.
Today, Wednesday, December 21, is the last day to drop off clothes at the SEIU office in Redding located at: 1109 Hartnell Ave., Suite 2, Redding, CA 96002. During this time those who would like to pick up clothes that were collected are invited to do so. Crystal will also be hosting a holiday dinner to those who stop by the office.
“I love my community and everyone in it,” said Crystal. “And I think it’s especially important during the holiday season that we look out for one another.”
WHO: Redding residents and community groups, friends, family, and caregivers of SEIU Local 2015
WHAT: Feed The Need: final day to collect gently used winter items to give to the homeless and those in need; special holiday dinner will be provided as well
WHEN: Last days to donate and pick up items is Wednesday, December 21 from 11am to 6pm at the SEIU office; Holiday dinner will be served from 1 to 6pm
WHERE: 1109 Hartnell Ave., Suite 2, Redding, CA 96002
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