What’s better than a Saturday evening spent shopping? Doing it to benefit others.
, a local gifts shop with lifestyle-inspired art, home décor and furniture, is hosting an event this weekend that involves shopping, food, and giving back. On Saturday, the community can visit the store, buy a gift or two and 10 percent of the proceeds will go toward Fresh Start Surgical Gifts.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a non-profit organization providing reconstructive services to youth with physical deformities. It was founded in 1991 and calls Carlsbad home. They provide reconstructive dental and plastic surgery to infants, children and adults free of charge.
The will feature the paintings and sculptures of local Encinitas artist Sholeh Ashtiani. Any of Ashtiani’s artwork sold during the event will be included in the 10 percent that will benefit Fresh Start.
The event will also feature a raffle, with one prize being a matted painting from Ashtiani. Bliss 101 Gift certificates will also be raffled. Complimentary hors d’oeurvres and wine will supplement the evening’s festivities.
According to a press release, Michelle Pius, the CEO of Fresh Start, said the event is a great way of combining charity with community.
“We are delighted to be the beneficiary of this wonderful event,” Pius said. “And to be able to combine fundraising and sharing such a talented artist with the community.”
Ready to shop and give a valuable gift to a deserving individual? Come out and support Fresh Start Surgical Gifts while supporting a local business and socializing with the community. The event takes place at Bliss 101 in Encinitas on April 21 from 6-9 p.m., though any purchases made throughout the day will go toward the 10 percent donation.