Friends of Children United Society (FOCUS) Annual Holiday Boutique has always been a highly anticipated event for FOCUS members, their friends and family and the Coronado community overall. Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it was a great venue to start getting into the holiday spirit and get a jump start on your décor and gift shopping. Being greeted at the door with a glass of champagne and homemade cookies wasn’t bad either!
This year, the event will still happen but it is going virtual. So now individuals can do their holiday shopping in the comfort of their own home and maybe even in their pajamas. Sorry –each shopper will have to provide their own champagne this year! Please mark your calendars for Nov. 7-15, to participate in this year’s event which will include many former vendors but also lots of new small businesses from the Coronado and San Diego area. There will also be a special FOCUS “booth” that instead of selling gently used items, as in the past, FOCUS will be selling a variety of new items from a Holland bike, ceramics, hotel stays and much, much more.
It is not too late to participate as a vendor if individuals have something they would like to sell through the boutique site. Just send an inquiry to email@example.com.
FOCUS will have a special preview of items going up for sale by the first of November. At that time, just go to www.boutique.givesmart.com to view items.
As always, your purchases from the FOCUS booth will directly support local agencies assisting San Diego children in need, with special focus on foster children, homeless youth, handicapped and disadvantaged youth. Additionally, all merchants selling through our boutique also donate a percentage of their proceeds to FOCUS. Please plan on using the boutique this year to find those special items for your holiday events as well as special gifts for giving.