For Ocean Park Boulevard, the number of participants supporting WFHC went from three businesses to 13.
WFHC, located at 1711 Ocean Park Blvd., partnered with Artful, Bob’s Market, Brooke Rodd, Give + Take, GOODS, Laura Korman Gallery (Bergamot Station), Love Coffee Bar, rumba/Kimba Hills Design, Santa Monica Yoga, Shaka Shack Burgers, The Hairbrains, and The Sofa Company (Lincoln Blvd). Thyme Cafe and Market also did a pre-week fundraiser for WFHC.
So far, WFHC has raised more than $2,000 through Buy Local, Give Local and is still collecting donations from the businesses.
“These generous donations made by local businesses along Ocean Park Boulevard mean a great deal to us,” said Deb Farmer, WFHC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Buy Local, Give Local not only helps non-profits, but local businesses attract new customers looking to support the community in a mutually beneficial way. Some of the businesses said they definitely saw new faces during Buy Local, Give Local week.
Lafayette James, Store Supervisor at Bob’s Market, said on the first day of Buy Local, Give Local Week he noticed some new customers.
"Some said they did not know that Bob's Market was such a 'hidden gem' within the surrounding neighborhoods and were here in an effort to support local businesses who were participating in Buy Local, Give Local for WFHC," James said. "This confirms that people really believe in supporting their community and Buy Local, Give Local gives us an opportunity to give back...in this case, to WFHC." Read more > > >