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Casa Pacifica hosts online silent auction to fill fundraising gap left by cancelled festival

June 01, 2020


A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)

Contact: Anna Coulson
Phone: 805-366-4023
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Casa Pacifica hosts online silent auction fundraiser to fill fundraising gap left by cancelled festival

Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica will host an online silent auction on what would have been the weekend of their 27th Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival and 7th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner – June 5th through 7th. Visit to register to bid and preview items – the auction will go live on Friday, June 5th at 9 AM and close Sunday, June 7th at 4 PM. The auction offers a wide range of items all donated by community supporters: private in-home dinners with Ventura County’s top chefs; spa and golf packages; weekend getaways and vacation rentals; private wine tastings; private baking classes; fine and casual dining experiences; fun outings; unique experiences; and much more! All proceeds will directly support Casa Pacifica’s programs and services for children and families.

Casa Pacifica’s Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival traditionally offers a large silent auction for festival-goers to bid on. A central tent at the Festival usually houses beautiful baskets, sports memorabilia, and an array of other items for attendees to browse throughout the afternoon, but all the bidding is done online. Anna Coulson, Casa Pacifica’s Special Events Manager commented, “We’ve been offering an online silent auction for the past five years and we are happy that we are able to continue to have this in lieu of the event. The auction is a fun way to incorporate other businesses and vendors in the community to support not only them, but our youth and families.”

Casa Pacifica’s recently cancelled events - the Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival and the Yummie Top Chef Dinner have left a sizable gap in the mid-size nonprofit’s annual fundraising goal of 3.8 million. The Festival and Dinner netted the agency around $650,000 last year, leaving the agency potentially short of this year’s 3.8-million-dollar goal. The yearly goal makes up about 12% of the nonprofit’s annual budget. The money raised through events, grants, and individual donors fill the gap that exists between what Casa Pacifica receives in government contracts and how much it actually costs to care for the children. The money raised from fundraising efforts are critical to the agency keeping its doors open. The community can support Casa Pacifica by registering to bid at, donating auction items, and bidding for a great cause June 5th through June 7th! Please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for donations and other inquiries at

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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.