Support public education through Buy Local, Give Local Week

It’s always nice when you can go out for a nice steak dinner or drop some coin on that purple velvet blazer and not feel bad about it later.


Buy Local Santa Monica will give you plenty of opportunities to dine, shop or play guilt-free with Buy Local, Give Local Week in which stores all across town donate proceeds to local charities. This year’s fund drive runs from September 12 to September 20.

Downtown Santa Monica businesses are partnering with the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, which is charged with raising funds for all K-12 public schools. Money generated during Buy Local, Give Local Week will help fund tutoring programs, the arts, athletics and more.


“Buy Local, Give Local Week is a great opportunity for residents, Downtown employees and visitors to support public education in their community. Every dollar raised during Buy Local, Give Local Week will go toward important programs that ensure all kids in our community receive an excellent education. These programs include arts education for every elementary student, instructional assistants in elementary classrooms and grants for each school that make science, technology, counseling and other essential enrichment possible. We are excited to be partnering with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. and the City of Santa Monica on this wonderful event.”


—   Linda Gross, president of the Ed Foundation.


Here’s a list of #DTSM businesses participating in #BuyLocalSM Week.


  • ARCONA Studio – 425 Broadway, Suite B|Santa Monica|CA|90401

We will support SMMEF by donating 5% of our sales proceeds during Buy Local, Give Local Week.


  • John Cassese The Dance Doctor—1440 Fourth Street |Santa Monica|CA|90401

Join us at our Ballroom Dancing Class on Tuesday, September 15th at 8 p.m. The cost is $20/person. We will be donating 50% of the proceeds to the SMMEF ($10 donation) for everyone who mentions “Buy Local for our Schools!”.  Families welcome!


  • Pure Barre Santa Monica – 201 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 120|Santa Monica|CA|90401 

We will host a donation only PURE BARRE class on Sunday, September 20th at 11:15 a.m. All proceeds to be donated to the SMMEF! We will have light refreshments to follow. For those not able to make the class, we will also be accepting SMMEF donations throughout the week. The Pure Barre donation class is a 55 minute full-body workout that lifts the seat, tones the thighs & flattens the abs in record-breaking time! Preparing for your first class is easy. All you need is a pair of socks, pants that come below your knee, & some H2O to hydrate. Please come 10-15 minutes before your first class begins to meet your teacher and get properly set up. We recommend that you sign up for class in advance as classes do fill up! You can call, email, or sign-up online. We can’t wait to see you at the barre!| (310) 395-3927 |


  • Readers Fine Jewelers – 331 Wilshire Blvd.|Santa Monica|CA|90401

We will support SMMEF by donating 5% of our sales proceeds to them during Buy Local, Give Local Week.


  • Santa Monica Travel + Tourism Visitor Information Cart – 1300 Block of Third Street Promenade| Santa Monica|90401

We will support SMMEF by donating 5% of my sales proceeds during Buy Local, Give Local Week.


  • SyncFab – 1450 Second Street, Suite 254|Santa Monica|CA|90401

SyncFab will be hosting a Fee-Based Product Design & Local Production Sourcing Discussion Session on Saturday, September 12th  at 4 p.m. and donate the proceeds to SMMEF.  The event will focus on product design ideas that represent Santa Monica Culture!   For more info:


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