Westerlay Orchids raises over $18,000 for local charity
Westerlay Orchids president Toine Overgaag (center) presenting his company's donation
Photo courtesy of Westerlay Orchids

Westerlay Orchids raises over $18,000 for local charity

The California-based grower donated all of its retail profits from a one-week period to the Carpinteria Education Foundation.

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September 19, 2019

In a press release, Westerlay Orchids announced that it had raised $18,353.53 raised during its week-long Carp-a-Cabana fundraiser. The second-generation, family-owned business pledged a full 100% of retail shop proceeds to help support local non-profit the Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF).

"Along with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, we pride ourselves on impactful community outreach,” says Westerlay president Toine Overgaag, “We would not be where we are today without a strong local network behind us. This community’s success is our success - we both grow and thrive when we work together - and CEF is doing a great deal to ensure that Santa Barbara’s next generation gets the support and resources they need to make an impact.”

During the Carp-a-Cabana fundraiser from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6, Westerlay Orchids raised $18,000 toward the advancement and growth of CEF. For more than 25 years, the locally-based organization has remained dedicated to the academic success of Carpinteria and Summerland students. The non-profit partners with local schools to provide scholarship opportunities and other essential resources to the city’s youth. CEF also helps shape Santa Barbara’s future by offering students skill-building in such areas as science and technology, language arts, humanities, culinary arts and agriculture.