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4th Annual Cocktails for Crayons

  • Aug 7, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Join us for the 4th Annual Cocktails for Crayons. We’re headed back to The Sapphire Lounge in the Radisson Newport Beach for another FANTASTIC happy hour benefitting a local elementary school.

With the extreme budget cuts & layoffs affecting our school systems, many schools & teachers are not able to provide the needed supplies to start off the new school year. We are asking you to help out by bringing in school supplies that will benefit a local OC school. All you do is head over to your local Target, Staples, Office Max or Wal-Mart and pick up some school supplies and bring them to the happy hour. 

This event is cross posted with other meetup groups and Facebook.  We expect a big crowd! Come and join us!

Below are items that are at the top of most teachers (I would know, I am one!) wish lists:


Paper, pencils, crayons (box of 16), highlighters, Kleenex, Expo dry erase markers (& erasers), pens, paper clips (large & small), staples, glue sticks (large), copy paper, construction paper, supply boxes (for students), hand sanitizer, stickers, colored pencils

Don’t have time to shop? Gift certificates are always welcome & appreciated.

See you at the Sapphire Lounge!

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  • Erica

    A huge THANK YOU to all those that came out tonight and donated a HUGE amount of school supplies! They barely fit in my trunk! Thank you again!!

    August 7, 2013

  • Stan

    Still working

    August 7, 2013

  • Erica

    Hello Everyone! I'm looking forward to a great event tonight. We have over 100 people attending! The event will be held in the Sapphire Lounge which is to the left once inside the hotel lobby. Look for the red balloons to help guide your way!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Could you explain to me how this works. We bring in school supplies and we get one drink, or unlimited drinks during the happy hour period, which is from 5:00 pm to what time? Thank you!

    August 6, 2013

    • Erica

      Hi Steve. It's a happy hour so you pay for your own food & drink. Bring school supplies if you want to donate them to a school.

      August 6, 2013

    • Steve S.

      Thank you, Erica!

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Laura S

    I want to go! I want to go! I already have the goodie bag! Hopefully the happy hour lasts for more than one hour, I will be fashionably late (work)...

    August 3, 2013

    • Erica

      Usually goes until 7:00-7:30

      August 4, 2013

  • Stan M.

    This will be the 1St Cocktails for Crayons I will miss. I will be in Canton Ohio on Vacation and working on my Bucket List.

    August 1, 2013

  • josy j.

    Sorry i will be in vegas

    August 1, 2013

  • Wayne

    I have extra tickets to ZZ Top this Thurs. Night, August 1 st. at the Pacific Amp Theatre. Send an email if interested for more details. Starts at 8:15 P.M. and includes complimentary entrance into the O.C. Fair.

    July 29, 2013

  • Dan S

    Great idea, thanks for organizing. What elementary school is it benefiting? What's the minimum you expect us to spend, $20?

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Erica

      Sequoia Elementary in Westminster. There is no minimum. Whatever you'd like to donate. Most people spend $10-$20.

      1 · July 20, 2013

    • Dan S

      FYI to all, Costco has backpacks for $19, a good donation item.

      July 28, 2013

  • Erica

    We currently have over 90 people signed up for this event! Looking forward to seeing everyone Aug. 7!!!

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Sorry. I bought a bunch of crayons, but have now had something come up!

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Erica

      Oh no Linda! If you still want to donate them, we can arrange to meet somewhere & I will take them to the school.

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Heidi

    Plans with family. Hope you have fun!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Lance

    So I bring crayons, and I get cocktails? Score!

    1 · June 4, 2013

    • Erica

      Not a bad deal, eh?

      2 · June 4, 2013

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