SP charities participating in
fundraising Preview Shopping Day

November 12, 1999
Santa Paula News
The gala opening of Robinsons-May is coming just in time for selected holiday shopping and a variety of Santa Paula non-profit organizations are hoping you’ll take advantage of a special Preview Shopping Day to help yourself - and them - out. Special booklets are now on sale from Hospice of Santa Clara Valley, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Paula, Mupu Elementary School, Santa Clara Valley Services United, Santa Paula High School Grad Nite 2000, Soroptimist International of Santa Paula and others across the county that not only garner entry into the Nov. 17 Preview Shopping Day but much, much more.“Oh, it’s wonderful,” said Cathy Barringer, president of the board of directors of Hospice of Santa Clara Valley. “The books cost just $5 each and are filled with goodies. . .there’s a coupon to get in on a $1,000 shopping spree drawing and three coupons good for 25 percent off on three separate items. Raffles will be held every hour in the cosmetics department for gift baskets worth up to $250.”Non-profit organizations such as Hospice are big winners already as they get to keep the entire $5 per booklet they sell, she added, a great fundraiser for the participating charities. In addition, another coupon is for a unique drawing that will award $1,000 to your favorite charity; that coupon must be returned Nov. 19th to the 21st to be eligible for the drawing.Another bonus is that the purchase price of the booklets are tax deductible.The non-profits do their part by not only selling the books but helping at the Preview Shopping Day at the Pacific View Mall, formerly known as the Buenaventura Mall.“Hospice as well as the other have to provide volunteer workers who go through training the day before,” the event, said Barringer.
Live entertainment and refreshments will be featured during the Preview Shopping Day, which starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m.“These events are usually really fun,” Barringer noted. “You can do some shopping in Ventura for the things you can’t find in Santa Paula. This event is for charity, a way for many fine community organizations to raise money.”For more information, call 525-1333 or Barringer at 525-7985.

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