Hold the Date: Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival

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By Raven West

Hosted by: The Zarley Family and Van Huisen Families
Date: Sunday, pills June 7th, seek 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: California State University Channel Islands,
Camarillo, CA
Website: www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com

From its humble beginnings in 1994 at the historic Pierpont Inn in Ventura to its beachside home at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard (2001 – 2006) to the present surrounding of the beautiful and spacious California State University Channel Islands campus in Camarillo, the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival has become the premiere wine and food event in Ventura County. Each year, as part of its public/private partnership, Casa Pacifica must raise 10-12% of its budget to fill the gap between what governmental funding it receives and the actual cost of providing its wide variety of high quality programs and services to the most vulnerable children in our communities and their families. All proceeds from the Wine, Food & Brew Festival benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, providing hope and help for abused, neglected, or at-risk children and families in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The desire to help children is at the core of every staff member, volunteer and donor. They work together to improve the lives of vulnerable children and give them a fighting chance to succeed. With a yearly budget of over $26,000,000, public funds are inadequate to meet the need. The private sector is asked each year to support what we call the “margin of care.” Casa Pacifica needs $33 per day per child in private funds. The cost may seem steep, but the costs we avoid as a society greatly outweigh the immediate price of investing in children now. Many individuals, corporations and foundations see their contributions as a wise “investment” in the lives of our area’s youth. This “margin of care” is what enables Casa Pacifica to provide services with excellence and innovation for children. Casa Pacifica is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1988. Tax ID #77-0195022.

For more information visit www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com or for sponsorship opportunities contact the Development office at (805) 366-4011

Featured Image: Alex Neumann Photography from Casa Pacifica website

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Raven West

Raven West

Raven West is a free-lance writer and published author who has lived in Ventura County for more than twenty years. She has an extensive knowledge of local wineries from Thousand Oaks to Ojai and will be covering special events which take place at the tasting rooms throughout the year.

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