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Harbor Village Gives Back to Coastside Community and Beyond

Easter Celebration raises awareness and funds for local and global causes.

This past weekend, the Harbor Village shops at Pillar Point Harbor held their 2nd annual Easter Celebration and Charity Fundraiser, titled "Hop for a Cause." Most businesses provided extra service and pledged to donate a portion of sales to selected charities. Organizers hoped to raise awareness for both the charities and Harbor Village throughout the community.

Michael Seaton of the Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co., one of the event organizers, provided the following information on his shop's Facebook page (descriptions have been edited):

  • : 10 percent of sales to the Japan relief fund.
  • The Wine Bar: 10 percent of sales to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief.
  • : 10 percent of sales to the Half Moon Bay High School Music program
  • Half Moon Flowers: 10 percent of sales to the Creativity Explored Foundation, a non-profit arts center where developmentally disabled artists create, exhibit, and sell art.
  • Freedom Store: Fair trade chocolate sales benefit to raise awareness about the exploitation of children in the cocoa industry and provide a delicious alternative. One hundred percent of store sales go to Not For Sale's anti-trafficking efforts.
  • Sense of Peace: (Trunk show with a Bay Area jewelry artist, Elizabeth Lynn Moon)- 10 percent of the proceeds will go to providing toys for displaced children in Japan. In addition, all proceeds from a 5-minute session on the revolutionary amethyst biomat for $2.50 will also go to providing toys for children in Japan.
  • : Face Painting for the kids at $5. Ten percent will go to the Cabrillo Education Foundation.
  • Surf Factory: will donate 5 percent of sales to the Half Moon Bay High School awards program.
  • and Kristi Will Home +Design: will be sponsoring a Lemonade for Lymphoma stand with lemonade sales at $1 per cup on Apr. 23. All donations benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • : 10 percent of sales to the Half Moon Bay High School Music program
  • Pink and Harmony (Clothing store in Menlo Park): 10 percent of the proceeds from trunk show (shoes, clothes, jewelry, and accessories) to the American Cancer Society.
  • : will have a booth selling coffee to raise money to install running water at a remote school in El Salvador for hepatitis relief.

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