Lifeguard Memorial Dedication in Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Lifeguard Memorial Dedication Statue

Hundreds Gather To Honor Lifeguards

Yesterday, members of the community gathered to honor the San Diego City Lifeguards and to remember the 13 victims of the 1918 drowning at Ocean Beach. To honor the lifeguard community, a bronze statue was unveiled in front of the Ocean Beach Lifeguard Station. Designed and sculpted by Richard Arnold, the statue (who he says is not modeled after anyone) is to honor all lifeguards who risk their lives everyday for the safety Read more

The Giving Movement: TOMS Shoes

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TOMS- if you haven’t heard of this one-for-one shoe concept then you might as well be living under a rock! TOMS was founded by American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, in 2006 when he befriended children in an Argentinian village and found they did not have protection for their feet. He came up with a one-for-one concept where every pair of TOMS that is purchased, one will be provided for a child in need. This motto has held true today and TOMS has improved the “Giving Pairs” of shoes to Read more

The Giving Movement: Sanuk

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Sanuk and Operation Smile

Sanuk is known for incorporating comfy products in their sandals such as beer koozies and yoga mats. Their creative edge has done more than put sandals on feet! Sanuk has stood by their motto “Smile…Pass it on” by teaming up with Operation Smile to give back smiles to individuals with facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates. For 2 years, they had provided donations to help over 500 individuals around the world! With your support in buying Sanuk products, they can continue to help change the lives of hundreds in need! For Sanuk products, Read more

The Giving Movement: Pura Vida

Shame on me for calling this a “trend” but when everyone jumped on the “Charity Train” I was a bit skeptical. I’m not saying giving is bad, but when the intentions are driven by sales and not the cause, that’s when I get angry. But I was forever wrong with this one! I’m beginning to learn that a huge number of our companies we deal with have silent charities and donating partners and customers probably aren’t even aware of them! We have so many companies doing this that I can’t fit all of them in one blog. Every week we will highlight a new charity that South Coast carries. I want to share with you all these great givers and what we can do to help! Read more