“I’m Thankful”

Phyllis & VCCAG thankful

VCCAG Officers, Suzie Durant, Larry McKenzie, Diane Conaway and John Yeager with PVI’s Phyllis Knight kicking off the “I’m Thankful” campaign.

For those of us who live in the Valley Center area, we know that we are fortunate to be able to call this  community home. Not just because of the beautiful location and not just because of the great weather, but – most importantly – because of the people who live here. And, yes, it’s true that most of us have so much for which to be thankful.

But, as many of you know, we have friends and neighbors who may not be as fortunate as we are. Sadly, there are those in our community who are struggling with their circumstances. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one, or maybe it’s health issues, a bad accident, or perhaps the loss of a job, or other financial means have disappeared. The bottom line is they are going through a tough time and need a little help. Unfortunately, those situations can be exacerbated by the coming winter months and the holidays.

We know that you – like those of us at PVI – love to help and support our community, but sometimes we just don’t know where the needs are, how to go about it, or if it’s a charity we can trust. That’s where the Valley Center Community Aid Group (VCCAG) comes in.

The VCCAG is the nonprofit organization started by the Valley Center Real Estate Professionals to help meet acute needs in our community. Members of the group pay dues to belong, as well as donate a portion of their sales, commissions, etc., to support this fund that helps members of our community who need a helping hand. Even more importantly, in some ways, is that they get involved, not just to hand out money, but to give a hand up, and help those in need actually move forward to a better way of life.

That’s why we are pleased to be sponsoring the “I’m Thankful” campaign in conjunction with the Valley Center Community Aid Group – because they are the answer to those three issues: they know the needs, they know how to help and you certainly can trust them.

The VCCAG has a long history of “pitching in” where needed in our community. From providing financial assistance, to groceries, to transportation, to shelter and repairs, VCCAG has been the safety net for many in our community. They also have successfully utilized local resources and business volunteers to help as well.

So if you feel thankful for what you have this holiday season and have a heart for those in our community who are less fortunate, we hope you’ll support the “I’m Thankful” campaign by making a financial donation, or a donation of goods and/or services to the VCCAG. All types and amounts of donations are welcome and will be used in the best way possible to bless our community.

Donations (cash or check) can be dropped off at the PVI office (27357 Valley Center Rd) or mail your check to VCCAG at the address below. Please make checks payable to VCCAG and note “I’m Thankful” on the memo line. Donations also can be made through the VCCAG website and Facebook page. (As a reminder, donations are tax-deductible, so don’t forget VCCAG for your year-end donations!)

If you’re a local business, we would be happy to stop by and pick up your donation and do a photo op showing your community support! Just email Phyllis Knight to schedule.

Although the VCCAG accepts donations year-round, the “I’m Thankful” campaign will conclude on December 13th, so to participate, please submit your donations by that date.

Thank you in advance, Valley Center, for your continued generous support for our community!


PO Box 962

Valley Center CA 92082


VCCAG is a 501-C3 tax-exempt non-profit charity, Tax ID # 26-46-53266


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