The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is opening the school year with a host of events raising funds for schools and programs. By dining, shopping and being entertained, you can make a contribution!  We are grateful to our partners, Hula’s Island Grill, Whole Foods Markets and FashionART Santa Cruz for their generous support.

  Hula’s Mahalo Mondays
Dine out at Hula’s Island Grill every Monday in September and 10% of your purchase will go to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation.  Hula’s is located at 221 Cathcart Street in Santa Cruz. Open on Mondays from 4:30 pm.  Bring the family, drop in for Happy Hour or host your PTA meeting in our own little island paradise.

Whole Foods Community Day, September 14
For the first time ever, Whole Foods is hosting a double Community Day! Both the Santa Cruz and Capitola stores will donate 5% of all sales on September 14, 2011 to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation.  When you shop at Whole Foods on the 14th, your purchases will help support these Foundation sponsored programs:

  • Outdoor Science School – Ensuring that every 5th grader can attend an unforgettable week-long hands on science experience
  • Life Lab Garden programs – Supporting and expanding our outstanding garden classrooms that bring science to life and teach healthy eating habits
  • Food What?! – Works with low-income Santa Cruz County youth, using food, through sustainable agriculture and health, as the vehicle for growing strong, healthy, and inspired teens

 FashionART Santa Cruz Runway Show, September 24
This much anticipated annual event brings sophistication to the Santa Cruz Civic.  A combination of high fashion and avant garde wearable art, FashionART is by any definition a memorable experience.  This year, the organizers of the show selected the Santa Cruz Education Foundation as their nonprofit partner. When you purchase your FashionART tickets from the Foundation, 100% of the proceeds will go to support school programs.  When you continue the fun by visiting the after hours Trunk Show, stop by the Foundation booth for refreshments!

Purchase your reserved seats now!