It’s time for our Second Annual spring Caring and Sharing event. The party is scheduled for Saturday June 1st fro 12-3pm. This was an exciting and fun event last year and, even though it was our first time, it drew a good crowd to the center. We are looking for an even larger crowd this year. The idea behind this event is to create a festive, fun, party atmosphere and have each merchant pair up with a local non-profit or charity and give them space in front of their store to set up a table and show people what they are all about. At the same time it is an opportunity for the stores and restaurants to get out in front as well and interact with the people going by. Last year we had participation from almost all the shops in the Calle Real Center and over 45 non-profits.
This year we will have 2 photo booths, 3 bounce castles, a balloon guy who will make balloon animals for the kids, the County Fire truck, AMR Ambulance, Goleta Chamber, a wondering musician, bands, dog rescue and adoption and more. Some of our generous sponsors are: Noozhawk, Rincon Broadcasting, Parentclick.com., Sidekick Creative, Big City Buzz, Doug Giordani and the Goleta Chamber.
This event is free to the public and sponsored by the Calle Real Center Merchants Association. Come and spend a fun afternoon at our Community party and Non-profit Showcase! For more info contact: Glenn Avolio The Frame-up VP Calle Real Merchants Association firstname.lastname@example.org cell 805-886-5438 (Thanks to Sidekick Creative for our beautiful new logo!)
Some of the participating non-profits are:
La Casa de la Raza; American Heart Association; Devereux; SB Genealogical Society; SB High Cheerleaders; Girls Inc.; Tri-County Arthritis Foundation; Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara; Rental Housing Mediation Task Force; Warm Hearts Cold Noses; Santa Barbara YMCA; SB Jazz Society; SB Youth Project; Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center; Parkinson’s Association; Fairview Farms; IV YMCA; Tobacco Prevention; Toastmasters International; Central Coast Type One; American Cancer Society – Relay for Life; Challengers; sbSNAP.org; Down Syndrome; Peer Buddies; Mental Wellness Association; United Way; Isla Vista Youth Projects Inc.; Homestretch Greyhound Rescue; K-9 Pals; 2nd Chance Cats; Cocker Rescue; SB Animal Rescue; St. Vincent’s, Foodbank of SB; YStrive for Youth; SEE International; Domestic Violence Solutions; Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation; Family Services Agency; Friends of Goleta Library; Goleta Library, Goleta Valley Historical Society, Santa Barbara Partners in Education; Leukemia & Lymphoma society; TV Santa Barbara; Food from the Heart; Elks Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy.