Platypus Kids, a new children’s resale clothing boutique in Encinitas, is offering a back-to-school sale that will benefit Encinitas schools.
All customers who shop at the store from Aug. 11 to 18 are supposed to tell the cashier the name of their child’s school when they checkout. At the end of that time period, the store will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF) and distributed among the nine schools in the district.
The promotion—called Give Back to Schools—is the work of co-owners Denise Alon and Cathy Hall, who have long been supporters of Encinitas.
Alon, an Encinitas mother of three, is actively involved at her children’s school as well as in the EEF, which serves all nine schools in the Encinitas Union School District.
“As a member of both the PTA and EEF, I am all too aware of the amount of fundraising needed to keep specialty teachers and the library open at my daughters’ school,” Alon said in a news release. “If the fundraiser goes well this year, we are considering making it an annual event.”
The nine Encinitas Union elementary schools included in the fundraiser are: Capri Elementary, El Camino Creek Elementary, Flora Vista Elementary, La Costa Heights Elementary, Mission Estancia Elementary, Ocean Knoll Elementary, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary, Paul Ecke Central Elementary.
Platypus Kids, like its namesake, is a little bit of everything, offering upscale resale clothing and enrichment classes for tots to teens. Platypus Kids is located at 1441 Encinitas Blvd. #126, Encinitas. For more information, call 760-632-KIDS (5437) or visit www.platypuskids.com.