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Friends of beach need fundraising items

COAST CITIES — Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches, a non-profit group helping preserve the beaches from Cardiff to Carlsbad, needs help with silent auction item donations for its “Christmas in July” charity fundraiser to be held at South Carlsbad State Beach July 27. 

Do you have a surfboard, stand-up paddleboard, paddle or board bag collecting dust in the garage? Or maybe a bike, fishing gear or camping gear? FCCSB will pick up these items and other new or used sports gear, and turn them into cash to help fund its non-profit’s beach preservation activities.

Companies can help out with new item donations or gift cards, and get some great exposure for their products in return. Corporate Silent Auction prize donors get their contribution and promotional materials displayed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the event. All donors will receive a tax-deduction letter from the FCCSB, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and the donation is fully tax-deductible.

FCCSB’s motto is “Returning Your Support with Service to the Community.” Without generous sponsors and donors, the group could not continue to make improvements in the local beaches, do beach clean-ups and organize weekly campfire programs and other free family events at the local state parks. Readers interested in making auction item donations to FCCSB should contact (858) 603-2705 or e-mail to arrange to drop-off or pick-up of your prize.

Christmas in July is a free event open to the public. Special beach day parking is available at the July 27 event at the entrance of South Carlsbad State Beach for $15 in exchange for $10 in coupons for food and silent-auction item discounts, plus a $5 prize drawing ticket for the 5 p.m. drawing. The FCCSB will also conduct live and silent auctions of twi prize certificates, each one good for a free week of camping at South Carlsbad or San Elijo. The winner gets to pick any week of the year to camp in an ocean-front site without the needing to make a reservation.



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