I love supporting great causes and from Oct. 6-12 at South Coast Plaza, more than 100 stores are offering 20 percent savings when shoppers buy a $60 card for Angelitos Card Week, which is in its 15th year and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire.Participating stores include Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Coach, Escada, Intermix, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, REDValentino, Z Gallerie and St. John (a brochure featuring the full list is attached). Purchase of the card also includes an invitation to an Oct. 5 Preview Day fashion show at South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court.
Angelitos de Oro to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Card Week at
South Coast Plaza Oct 6-12, Benefitting Big Brothers Big SistersDates and new stores announced for the 2016 fashion fundraiser,which supports the nonprofit’s youth mentorship programsCOSTA MESA, Calif. – Aug. 17, 2016 – Angelitos de Oro, a volunteer auxiliary group based in Santa Ana, is partnering again with South Coast Plaza for the 15th anniversary of Angelitos Card Week benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Taking place this year from Oct. 6-12, the weeklong fashion fundraiser offers cardholders 20 percent savings at more than 100 participating South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants.Cards will go on sale for $60 beginning Aug. 15 at angelitosdeoro.org. Joining longtime participants such as Bottega Veneta, Escada, Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent, new retailers and restaurants participating in 2016 include Christian Louboutin, ivivva athletica, LIULI Crystal Art, Maje, Sam Edelman, Sandro, The Webster, Z Gallerie, Corner Bakery Cafe and Starbucks Coffee.All proceeds from card sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Celebrating 55 years of commitment to the nonprofit in 2016, Angelitos de Oro has contributed nearly $6 million to-date for the organization’s life-changing youth mentoring programs.“The support that Angelitos de Oro provides Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire is truly exceptional,” says Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. “Partnerships such as this one make it possible for us to provide more than 3,000 children annually with one-to-one mentoring relationships. We are looking forward to a successful 2016 card week and thank the women of Angelitos de Oro for their continued dedication to changing the lives of youth in our community.”Purchase of the card also includes an invitation to the Preview Day Champagne reception and luncheon, which takes place Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. in South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court. During the reception, a fashion presentation led by Debra Gunn Downing, executive director of marketing at South Coast Plaza, will feature styles from participating Preview Day stores including Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Coach, Escada, Intermix, Oscar de la Renta, REDValentino and St. John. Following the reception, present your Angelitos Card to shop and save 20 percent one day early at Preview Day boutiques; 10 percent of proceeds from all sales at those stores on Preview Day will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.In recent years, the group has placed a specific focus on funding the nonprofit’s High School Bigs program, in which teen volunteers are matched one-to-one with children at local elementary schools for facilitated peer mentoring sessions. In honor of the auxiliary’s 15th anniversary of Angelitos Card Week, Big Brothers Big Sisters rechristened its annual High School Bigs of the Year recognition the “Angelitos Award” earlier this year.