SM Daily Press: The results of Santa Monica’s “Buy Local Week” show the event raised thousands of dollars for local charities. “Buy Local Week” ran from Sept. 22 - 28 with local businesses channeling a portion of sales towards local charities. Each of the City’s economic hubs chose to support a different local charity. Merchants within the zones organized a variety of in-store specials, sidewalk sales and community activities to raise money.
The Pico neighborhood chose to support Samohi’s Viking Fund. Businesses including Gilbert’s El Indio Restaurant, Mondo Taco, Upper West Restaurant and Acapillow Home Furnishings raised $2,530 to fund the purchase of new safety equipment for 20 Samohi football players.
Montana Ave. collected peanut butter for the Westside Food Bank. Businesses including Texture, The Pretender’s Studio, Pono Burgers, Margaret O’Leary, Citron, Ten Women Gallery, Estelle Boutique and Pure Sense collected 63 jars plus $2,056 in cash donations. According to organizers, the cash donations are enough to purchase eight
servings of peanut butter for 748 children.
Businesses along Ocean Park Blvd., including Santa Monica Yoga and Shaka Shack Burgers collected $828 for the
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