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2024 marks a significant milestone for The Country Friends, which is celebrating 70 years of dedicated service. The Country Friends has remained steadfast in its commitment to enhancing the lives of those in need within the San Diego Community.

By championing local charities and fostering a spirit of unity and compassion, the organization has continuously strived to make a positive impact. Guided by its mission of “Helping San Diegans since 1954 :: One Hand at a Time,” The Country Friends raises funds through various avenues, with the Art of Fashion and its Rancho Santa Fe consignment shop being the primary sources. These funds play a crucial role in supporting a wide range of essential services, including meal programs, educational workshops for low-income families, emergency assistance for survivors of sexual assault, rehabilitation programs for victims of human trafficking, outreach initiatives for breast cancer, therapy for foster children, and numerous other life-changing endeavors. Throughout the organization’s journey, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have selflessly contributed countless hours, resulting in the remarkable achievement of raising nearly 15 million dollars for numerous deserving charities in San Diego.

We are thrilled to announce that The Country Friends is turning 70 this year, and we want you to be a part of our year of celebration!

Our calendar is brimming with exciting events and experiences that promise to bring joy, laughter, and a sense of community.

Together, let’s make this year of celebration one to remember!

With a heart full of gratitude and excitement, we proudly introduce the incredible charities we have chosen to partner with in 2024.

True beauty comes from within, and these charities embody that spirit wholeheartedly. Their unwavering commitment to their respective causes is awe-inspiring. Together, we are determined to create a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of those who need it most.

2024 Chosen Charities

A Step Beyond
Autism Society San Diego
Boys to Men Mentoring
Casa de Amistad
Community Resource Center
ConnectMed International
Doors of Change
Emilio Nares Foundation
GenerateHope
Girls Rising
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Kids’ Turn San Diego
Kitchens for Good
La Colonia de Eden Gardens
La Jolla Meals on Wheels
LightBridge Hospice
Lucky Duck Foundation
Mitchell Thorp Foundation
New Entra Casa
Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center
Reading Legacies
REINS
San Diego Rescue Mission
Second Chance
Shelter to Soldier
Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego
Special Delivery San Diego
Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
Street of Dreams, Music for Education
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
Team Hoyt
Think Dignity
Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP)of San Diego
Vista Hill
Voices of Our City Choir
Walden Family Services
Zero8Hundred

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A Step Beyond (ASB), empowers underserved youth to excel in college, careers, and life by utilizing dance, education, academic guidance, and family resources. The innovative and supportive programs not only benefit the students but also serve as a reminder of the incredible achievements possible when we all come together. The Country Friends is honored to Champion A Step Beyond this year and thrilled to play a role in shaping the futures of the class of 2024. The campus tour left us feeling truly BEYOND inspired!
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A Step Beyond (ASB), empowers underserved youth to excel in college, careers, and life by utilizing dance, education, academic guidance, and family resources. The innovative and supportive programs not only benefit the students but also serve as a reminder of the incredible achievements possible when we all come together. The Country Friends is honored to Champion A Step Beyond this year and thrilled to play a role in shaping the futures of the class of 2024. The campus tour left us feeling truly BEYOND inspired!
@a.step.beyond
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Our commitment to serving others extends far and wide throughout San Diego, positively impacting thousands of individuals through our incredible efforts.

Join us on July 30 at 10 AM at the Encinitas Community Senior Center for a special presentation by an FBI intelligence analyst in partnership with the San Diego Senior Community Foundation, FBI, and Wells Fargo. Let’s work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our community! Sign up at https://bit.ly/FraudPreventionSeminar

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Our commitment to serving others extends far and wide throughout San Diego, positively impacting thousands of individuals through our incredible efforts.

Join us on July 30 at 10 AM at the Encinitas Community Senior Center for a special presentation by an FBI intelligence analyst in partnership with the San Diego Senior Community Foundation, FBI, and Wells Fargo. Let’s work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our community! Sign up at https://bit.ly/FraudPreventionSeminar

@wellsfargo @seniorsofsd
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Today is a day of solemn remembrance, a day to remember the immense and lasting sacrifice of American citizens who gave their lives in war for the nation.

Today is a day of solemn remembrance, a day to remember the immense and lasting sacrifice of American citizens who gave their lives in war for the nation. ...

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