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Model shop celebrates 70 years of building community

Santa Monica Daily Press:  A spotlight of Evett's Model Shop on Ocean Park Boulevard.  Read more >


Westside Family Health Center Gives Back with Food & Toiletries Drive

Westside Family Health Center’s employee-driven food and clothing drive, Heart2Heart is currently in full swing. Heart2Heart began when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck and WFHC team members wanted to do something to help Gulf Coast area residents. Since then, Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) has selected worthy community partners in need of food and clothing donations for their clients. This year, Heart2Heart will collect food items and toiletries, and distribute them to its patients and to the newly created Bruin Shelter that serves homeless UCLA and Santa Monica College students. The drive runs until February 11, 2017. Donations can be brought to Westside Family Health Center’s - 1705 Ocean Park Boulevard. Food items and toiletries needed include...

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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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Ocean Park Businesses Give Back To Westside Family Health Center During Buy Local, Give Local Week

SM Mirror:  The second annual Buy Local, Give Local Week held Sept. 12 to 20 was a huge success for Ocean Park Boulevard and Westside Family Health Center (WFHC).  Buy Local, Give Local week is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica and encourages the community to support both local business and local non-profits.

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 this case, to WFHC."  Read more > > >


Buy Local, Give Local on Ocean Park supports Health Center

SM Daily Press:  Buy Local, Give Local returns to Santa Monica Sept. 12 – 20 to maximize support for local charities.

Santa Monica’s Buy Local program encourages residents to keep their purchases within the city and with locally focused merchants. The Buy Local, Give Local program takes the philosophy a step further by asking local merchants to help support a charity of their choice.

Along Ocean Park Boulevard, the merchants are backing the Westside Family Health Center. The organization, founded in 1974, is a non-profit community health center providing a wide range of low-cost health care services. WFHC serves close to 10,000 low-income and uninsured women, men and children, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

Participating businesses said WFHC was a deserving choice.  Read the full article > > >