What’s New

These posts update our girlfriends on current projects and meetings.

2019 Annual Luncheon

Girlfriends Care Celebrates 14 Years!

Come celebrate with us, enjoy a wonderful lunch, talk to some of our Partner Non-Profit organizations, and hear stories about changed lives. 

WHO: Girlfriends Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Annual Luncheon
 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 14th, 2019 11:30am-1:30pm
 
WHERE: The Green Dragon Tavern and Museum,
6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
COST: $30 person
 
HOW: Use this MAGIC LINK for more details and to join the FUN!

August Meeting in North County

Posted 7/27/19

 

Boys and Girls Club of Vista


Join Girlfriends Care for a Casual Brunch and learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Vista!  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista provides a safe place for kids to learn and grow while developing positive relationships with their peers and adult mentors through sports, fitness, academic enrichment and life skills classes.    There is no cost to attend and we’ll have you out in plenty of time to do your weekend errands!  

WHO: Girlfriends Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, 8/10/19 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Vista located at: 410 W California Avenue, Vista Parking available in the front lot or on the street. (Meeting room is not handicapped accessible. Please make a note when you RSVP if you need assistance.)
 
WHY: To learn more about the programs benefiting the children served by the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.  Also enjoy a personal tour of the facility.
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share. Be sure to bring a friend or two!

 WANT TO HELP?  

We’ll be collecting the following items for Boys and Girls Club of Vista this month to be used during their STEAM (Science, Technology, Art & Math) and Power Hour (homework) time:

Pencils
Colored Pencils
Scissors (kid size) 
Glue Sticks
White Glue
Watercolors
Watercolor paper
Tempera Paint 
Paint Brushes (art size)
Highlighters
Play Dough
Clay

Please bring donated items to the Aug 10th Girlfriends Care meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.  

Tax-deductible receipts available upon request!

Jeans Drive for Kids

This July, Girlfriends Care will be helping local kids by collecting and distributing new or gently used jeans just in time for school.  You know; the outgrown ones in our closets which are still in great condition.  Some may look like they’ve never been worn!
When: Drop off locations available between July 1 and 31. Email info@girlfriendscare.org for locations or pickup.
 
Sizes: All sizes needed to fit tots to teens
 
Condition: Jeans should be in very good/new condition
 

Jeans will be distributed to kids in local transition programs such as Solutions for Change, Operation Hope, and, inventory allowing, additional kids in need in North County through local agencies.
 
How you can get involved:

  • Have kids gather outgrown jeans from their own closets and set aside for donation those they would be proud to wear.
  • Ask friends and neighbors to participate.  Either casually, or at a simple event hosted by the kids such as an ice cream social.  Everyone brings jeans.
  • Get your church, club, school or team involved!  And set up a convenient drop off location for the members.
  • Make a drop box and ask your bank, dry cleaners, community center or library to take donations.  Make sure you check the location regularly and empty the box as needed!

 
If you have a business in Oceanside, Vista or Carlsbad that would be willing to participate by accepting donations, please let us know.  Contact Girlfriends Care at info@girlfriendscare.org with details. 
 

This is a great no-cost way for your kids to help other local kids in need!

June Meeting in North County

Girlfriends Support Fill-A-Belly
 

Please join us for our June meeting to learn more about Fill-A-Belly and how they are building relationships with the homeless by breaking bread together.

 

WHO: Girlfriends Care, Grandmas Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Get Smart WorkSpaces, 2888 Loker Ave East, Ste 111, Carlsbad, 92010.
 
WHY: Meet Fill-A-Belly and learn more about our smorgasbord of outreach from which to choose as you enjoy the company of friends!
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.   Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  
WANT TO HELP?   
Please consider donating any of the following items at our meeting to be used by Fill-A-Belly
  • Non-styrofoam ‘to go” containers,
  • Sturdy large paper plates
  • Sunscreen (small tubes)

Grandmas Care – Flip Flops, Hats & Sunglasses

Updated 5/30/19

We have already collected all the flip flops we wanted to collect!
Way to go girlfriends!!!!!
We are still in need of hats/visors and sunglasses.
Thank you all for your generosity!

Help our Grandmas Care with their Summer Project collecting flip flops, hats and sunglasses for children of all ages and women in transition. Our goal is to collect 70 each to be distributed mid July. Contact Rosita at GrandmasCare@girlfriendscare.org for more information.

May Meeting in North County

Posted: 4/23/19

Join Girlfriends Care for a Casual Brunch at Family Recovery Center, a residential treatment program in Oceanside that helps mothers in recovery from substance abuse. There is no cost to attend and we’ll have you out in plenty of time to do your weekend errands!  
 
Our hands-on Outreach Project for this meeting will be to create GFC Spring Gift Bags for the women at FRC!  Always a special treat for them and for us! 

Our Gift Bags are filled with a variety of “girlie items” that are donated all through the year which is appreciated. Every gift bag is individual designed by individuals and teams of ladies that enjoy the artistic flair and the recipients love them. Contents may include unused make-up (nail polish, eye liner, shadow, lipstick, blush), 8 oz. hand creams, body washes, perfumes…plus some girlie scarves, costume jewelry, picture frames, journals, small books of inspiration, etc.


WHO: Girlfriends Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Family Recovery Center 1100 Sportfisher Drive in Oceanside, enter through Lower Level.
 
WHY: To learn more about the transformation of the old TriCity Hospital to the current FRC life-changing center and create some “gifts of caring” for the women.
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.   Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  

 

April Meeting in North County

Girlfriends Support Alabaster Jar
 

Please join us for our very first Girlfriends Care meeting focusing on the local trafficking issue in San Diego County!  Kyle Moss, co-founder of The Alabaster Jar Project, will be joining us to share how Alabaster Jar helps with healing the survivors of those able to escape right here in our communities. 
 
We will also put together self-care baskets/gift bags for some of the ladies in the program, including cards of encouragement to help them through their journey.”


WHO: Girlfriends Care, Grandmas Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Get Smart WorkSpaces, 2888 Loker Ave East, Ste 111, Carlsbad, 92010.
 
WHY: Meet Alabaster Jar and learn more about our smorgasbord of outreach from which to choose as you enjoy the company of friends!
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.   Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  
WANT TO HELP?   
The Alabaster Jar Project will be joining us at our meeting – and has indicated that if anyone attending wanted to bring packages of ladies underwear (all sizes) with them, they would be happy to take them back to the ladies at the safe house with them.

March Meeting in North County

Posted 2/23/19

Girlfriends Support Milestone House

Come enjoy a free brunch with your Girlfriends and learn about how Milestone House helps at-risk foster teen girls through their trauma towards leading a safe and productive life.     
 
Learn about their programs, including their Milestone House Program of Services for emancipated foster youth called Fostering Adulthood Jobs Network, a social enterprise which creates companies under the non-profit that offer foster youth opportunities for employment by developing products or providing services.  


WHO: Girlfriends Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Get Smart WorkSpaces, 2888 Loker Ave East, Ste 111, Carlsbad, 92010.
 
WHY: Meet Milestone House and learn more about our smorgasbord of outreach from which to choose as you enjoy the company of friends!
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.   Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  
WANT TO HELP?  
Check back with us soon to see how you can help the girls at Milestone House.

Not in your budget – no problem!  Come join us and share a rewarding time with your girlfriends.

 

   

February Meeting in North County

Posted 1/19/2019

Got Your Back San Diego

See It All Come Together!

Let’s wrap up our food drive for homeless kids and meet where the magic happens!

Join us for our February meeting of Girlfriends Care featuring Got Your Back San Diego – and see how your food donations get sorted, organized, counted and placed in backpacks for the kids – and hear how it all works as we feature Got Your Back San Diego.
 
We will also give you a sneak preview of our plans for 2019, including featuring some of our newer projects and success stories you may want to join!


WHO: Girlfriends Care, Grandmas Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019:  10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: Got Your Back San Diego, 
Rancho Del Oro Industrial Park
4061 Oceanside Blvd. Suite E
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
WHY: Learn more about Got Your Back San Diego, an amazing organization that fills backpacks weekly to feed children attending SD County schools who have been identified as homeless and/or food insecure.
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPNC@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.  Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  
WANT TO HELP?    Please Donate Any Of The Following Single Serving Breakfast Items:

 

Cereal:  8 ounce single servings or 11 ounce box

Instant Oatmeal:  2 ounce single servings, cup, or packets

Shelf Stable Milk:  8 ounce single servings of almond milk, soy milk, or rice milk not needing refrigeration

 

Tax-deductible receipts available upon request!

February Meeting in San Diego

Posted 1/19/2019

Join us at Just in Time

Please join us for a casual San Diego GFC Brunch meeting.  We will be highlighting our non-profit partner Just in Time for Foster Youth.

Just in Time for Foster Youth helps mentor, guide and support emancipated foster youth to successfully transition into independence.  We will learn more about this organization and the services they provide.


WHO: Girlfriends Care, Grandmas Care, Guys Care Too, Teens Care, and Guests
 
WHAT: Girlfriends Care Casual Brunch Meeting. Dress is Saturday Casual!
 
WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
 
WHERE: 4560 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92120
 
WHY: Meet Ivan Chavez, Volunteer Services Coordinator for Just In Time (and a former foster youth) and learn more about this amazing organization as you enjoy the company of friends!
 
HOW: RSVP NOW to RSVPSD@girlfriendscare.org AND let us know if you’d like to bring a brunch dish to share.   Be sure to bring a friend or two!
  
WANT TO HELP?    Help a JIT Youth get a fresh start by participating in our “My First Home” drive.  We are collecting the items below to help transitioning foster youth with basic needs to set up and maintain a clean, fresh home. 
 
1. Towels and washcloths (new) 
2. New Full or Queen Size Bedding: sheets, blankets, Bed-in-a-Bag sets (neutral colors are best)
3. Cleaning Supplies (i.e. broom & dustpan, all purpose cleaner, sponges, cleaning gloves, dish detergent, scrub brush, Swiffer wet/dry mop, buckets, toilet bowl scrubber)

Tax-deductible receipts available upon request!