Each year, October kicks off our Annual Season of Gratitude, where we focus our time, energy and resources to help give back to our local and global community.
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout October, a percentage of your purchase of Aveda’s Limited-Edition BCA Hand Relief Cream supports cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so you can feel even more peaceful knowing you’re supporting a positive cause.
We also donate our space to host a private event for the Young Survivors Coalition + our team donates their time and services to help these young survivors feel and look amazing. The YSC collaborates with many worthwhile organizations that help them help young women facing breast cancer find the support, resources and information they deserve.
November – Sponsor Thanksgiving Dinner + Nutrient-Dense Super Foods Drive
In November, we partner with The Feeding the Soul Foundation for a Nutrient-Dense Super Foods Drive. The Feeding the Soul Foundation that raises awareness about the health benefits of eating nutrient-dense SuperFoods and working to ensure the accessibility of healthy food to all people, especially those in need. The food collected at Lemongrass specifically benefits Brother Benno’s Soup Kitchen in Oceanside, Ca.
We also collect donations at the front desk between November 1 – 21, 2016 to buy food to give to Brother Beeno’s, so they can provide Thanksgiving Dinner to individuals and families in need at their Oceanside Soup Kitchen.
We invite you to participate by dropping off your food and/or monetary donations at Lemongrass. Even if it’s one item or $1, please know it helps! Below you’ll find a list of the type of food we collect for the drive each year.
Brown/Wild Rice + Quinoa + Cous Cous + Wheat Berries + Amaranth + Steel Cut/Rolled Oats + Whole Wheat/Brown Rice Pasta + Whole Grain Cereals
FISH + MEATS
Cold Water Fish: Salmon/Tuna/Sardines
Beans: Black/Gabanzo/Aduki/Kidney + Lentils + Low Sodium Soups + Canned Fruits and Vegetables, packed in H20
NUTS + BUTTERS
Seeds: Pumpkin/Sunflower + Nuts: Almonds/Walnuts/Cashews/Macadamia/Peanuts + Tahini
DRIED FRUIT – (no sugar added)
Blueberries + Prunes + Cranberries + Apples + Mango + Bananas
HERBS + SPICES + TEA + OILS
Tea: Green/White + Herbs to flavor beans and grains: Oregano/Basil/Black Pepper/Garlic Powder/Rosemary/Thyme/Dill + Oils: Olive/Sesame/Canola/Coconut
December – CRC Holiday Basket Program
Every December we partner with The Community Resource Center in Encinitas to collect donations November 1 – December 13th, 2016 for GENTLY USED coats/jackets + NEW UNWRAPPED toys for their Holiday Basket Program at the front desk anytime during our hours of operation. The CRC supports families in need and victims of domestic violence with safety, stability and a path to self-sufficiency.