Help us celebrate the re-opening of the Discovery Shop!
Coming Back from Catastrophic Water Damage, the American Cancer Society
Los Gatos Discovery Shop Grand Reopening, Fri, Sept 21, 10AM – 6PM
Funds raised support free patient programs and services, cancer research and education
The Los Gatos Discovery Shop is celebrating its grand reopening after a five-month
closure due to catastrophic water damage. Lost income to the American Cancer Society, which operates the Discovery Shop locations, is estimated to be $118,000 and a minimum of 1,100 donations of merchandise that would have been expected to be dropped off at the shop for resale.
Grand Reopening shoppers will enjoy local community-based activities; opportunities to enter to win special gift certificates and Shoreline Amphitheater tickets; and other in-shop surprises when they join the American Cancer Society celebration:
- Los Gatos Mayor, Rob Rennie, will officially reopen the shop with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 10AM, accompanied by Chamber of Commerce members.
- KRTY Thunder Truck will make an appearance from 2:30 – 4:30PM for shoppers to stop by to meet on-air personalities and register to win one pair of tickets to see Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina & DJ Silver, Fri, Sept 28, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. (Ticket winner will be announced the following morning on the KRTY Morning Show with Gary & Julie.)
- $50 Discovery Shop gift certificate giveaways, every hour for 4 hours, beginning at 2:30PM, with final giveaway at 5:30PM.
The American Cancer Society, Inc., Discovery Shop enterprise, celebrated their 50th
anniversary in California in 2015. Since the first shop opened its doors in 1965 in the San Fernando Valley, they have been operated largely by volunteers, with 45 – 175 dedicated, compassionate and hard-working people from the community per shop. More than $400 million
has been raised by Discovery Shop locations to date. Funds raised through the resale of high quality, gently used donated merchandise support the Society’s free patient services and programs, groundbreaking cancer research and prevention and early detection education. There are currently 40 Discovery Shop locations in California, two in Oregon, and six in Washington.