News / Spotlights

Friday
Oct142016

Business Pledge to Support Local Charities

SMDP:  To the now famous phrase, eat, pray, love, we should also add ‘give’ and ‘shop.’ Residents of Santa Monica can join in these efforts all to the mutual benefit of the entire community on Oct. 15, for the 3rd Annual Buy Local Give Local Week. The event kicks off with a day focused on local restaurants with the inaugural Eat2Give charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 15. Eat2Give will connect the Santa Monica community with over 24 local charities and 32 Santa Monica food and beverage venues to create a delicious and philanthropic experience. Customers do good while dining and businesses give back to local nonprofits – it’s a win-win.

Each year, Santa Monica businesses generate approximately $130 million in revenue to help support our libraries, schools, parks and emergency services,” said Jennifer Taylor, Buy Local Santa Monica Committee Chair. “Buy Local Give Local Week is a fun way to help raise awareness about the impact of supporting local businesses as well as the non-profits that provide life-changing services and awareness of key issues that are important to our community.”  Read more > >

Thursday
Oct132016

54 Businesses Pledge to Support 24 Local Charities for 3rd Annual Buy Local Give Local Week

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — To the now famous phrase, eat, pray, love, we should also add ‘give’ and ‘shop.’ Residents of Santa Monica can join in these efforts all to the mutual benefit of the entire community on October 15, 2016 for the 3rdAnnual Buy Local Give Local Week.  The event kicks off with a day focused on local restaurants with the inaugural Eat2Give charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 15. Eat2Give will connect the Santa Monica community with over 24 local charities and 32 Santa Monica food and beverage venues to create a delicious and philanthropic experience. Customers do good while dining and businesses give back to local nonprofits – it’s a win-win.  Read more > > >

Wednesday
Sep072016

Pico Fitness Crawl

SM Daily Press:  Looking for a way to attract more customers to Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd., the Pico Improvement Organization needed an idea that would get people to explore the entire boulevard, from the 10 Freeway to the beach. Since Pico Blvd. is too spread out for a pub crawl or street fair, the PIO decided to produce LA’s first “Fitness Crawl.”

Sixteen fitness businesses along 2.5 miles of Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 – 11 a.m. Crawlers will run, jog or walk from workout-to-workout, which includes traditional favorites, like CrossFit, Zumba, Pilates, Gyrotonic, yoga, and karate and “totally LA” workouts (Read more) > > >

Tuesday
Sep062016

Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival Gears Up

SM Mirror:  The annual Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival returns to Santa Monica Saturday, September 10, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center Surface Area. The festival celebrates services and products from local neighborhoods,while inviting residents and visitors to learn about eating and living well.Featuring much loved festival standouts such as healthy and delicious food, pop-up vendors,and raffles, this year also promises different events from previous years’, such as a bike rodeo, and a more extensive selection of kids’ activities.  Read more >

Monday
Aug222016

Wine, Dine and Support Westside Family Health Center at Thyme Café and Market on Thursday, September 1

SANTA MONICA, CA, August 22, 2015 – On Thursday, September 1, Thyme Café and Market will host a free wine tasting and fundraiser for Westside Family Health Center from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thyme Café and Market at 1630 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and grab dinner or a gift while supporting a great, local business and giving back to a much-needed, local cause. Twenty percent of your wine and retail purchase and ten percent of your food purchase (dine-in or take-out) will help WFHC provide quality health care to women, men and children in need in your community. Since 1974, Westside Family Health Center, located in Santa Monica at 1711 Ocean Park Boulevard right next to the Big Blue Bus stop, has been at the forefront of providing outstanding health care and health education to low-income and uninsured women, men and their families who live throughout Los Angeles County

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