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More than Pink at Outlets
The Gilroy Premium Outlets are going More Than Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October. The marketplace has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the second year in a row to raise funds and awareness for the cause and to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the next 10 years.
In order to raise funds and awareness, activities throughout the month include $10 Discount Cards will be sold providing 25 percent off one item at participating retailers, including kate spade new york, True Religion, Kay Jewelers Outlet and Abercrombie & Fitch.
All proceeds from the sale of Discount Cards go to Susan G. Komen. For every donation of $10 or more, shoppers will receive a More Than Pink reusable tote, water bottle, and scarf while supplies last.
Simon is offering a Susan G. Komen Visa Simon Gift Card. For every Gift Card purchased, Simon will donate $1 towards Susan G. Komen.
Rare and Artful Bibles on Display for a day
The Gilroy Museum at 195 Fifth St. is hosting a special viewing of the Kitaji Bibles Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..
These are translations of the Bible into Japanese, colorfully illustrated by Captain Kitaji of the Salvation Army in the 1920s through 50s. He was the caretaker of Gilroy Hot Springs. Scholars have compared these volumes to the calligraphy of the medieval monks.
The two-volume set is being donated to the “Japanese and Japanese American Diaspora Project” at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, but are making a special appearance in Gilroy first. They are said to be “the most significant artifact associated with Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs” because of the near 30 years Captain Kitaji lived there while working on the Bibles.
Get Those Applications in
Gilroy’s Rotary Club is accepting applications for its annual charity giving program.
Last year Gilroy Rotary’s Charitable Giving program distributed over $44,000 to local agencies and programs. Since Gilroy Rotary began its program in 1991, local Rotarians have distributed over $743,000.
Gilroy Rotary is a volunteer organization, comprised of individuals from our community who are dedicated to the concept of “service above self.” Through fundraising and individual contributions, the members of Gilroy Rotary provide critical financial support to a wide range of local community needs, focusing on youth, education and seniors.
Download your application here: http://www.gilroyrotary.org/projects/charitable_giving.php