SM Daily Press: Businesses in Downtown Santa Monica are collaborating to support local education initiatives through the upcoming Buy Local, Give Local Week.
From Sept.12-20, participating businesses in several business districts will donate a portion of their proceeds to various local charities. Downtown Santa Monica is supporting the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF).
Established in 1982, SMMEF’s mission is to engage the community to invest in a vibrant educational experience for all students in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools, according to a Buy Local press release.
The nonprofit provides financial support for academic and arts programs, field trips and other services for SMMUSD students. Funding during Buy Local, Give Local Week will be used to purchase new textbooks and fund teachers and afterschool programs.
For participating businesses, supporting neighborhood establishments strengthens the bond between commerce and community. Read more > > >