SALINAS, CA. (Nov. 21, 2023) — Alliance on Aging’s benefit shop in Salinas, Spirals by the Arch, will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, with some specials for shoppers.
Sammich’d gourmet sandwich food truck will be doing a pop-up with small bites from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with food for purchase, and there will be special savings and raffle drawings on the hour from 12 p.m.; — at 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
In addition, the nonprofit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) will have adoptable dogs on-site from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Nov. 25. POMDR’s mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast. They focus on helping senior dogs and people from Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties.
Spirals by the Arch is located at 247-A Main St. in Salinas. For information, call (831) 646-5052. All proceeds from the shop will benefit Alliance on Aging’s many programs.
Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by Small Business Administration since 2011, is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, small businesses need the community’s support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Historically, reported projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $17.9 billion according to the 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey commissioned by American Express.
About Alliance on AgingAlliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities for older adults in Monterey County. Alliance on Aging was established in 1970 by a group of concerned local citizens who wanted to help seniors remain safely in their own homes for as long as possible. This volunteer-driven organization which began as a single program with a handful of volunteers is now a multi-purpose senior service agency with over 200 volunteers. The largest non-profit provider of senior services in Monterey County, the Alliance on Aging outreaches over 20,000-plus individuals every year.Alliance on Aging247 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901http://allianceonaging.org/(831) 758-4011Alliance on Aging programs include Medicare Counseling & Education (HICAP) , Senior Peer Counseling, Nursing Home Information & Advocacy, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, Benefits Checkup and a monthly Senior Outreach Luncheon in Salinas. Alliance on Aging staff and volunteers provide direct services, information and education to seniors, adult children, caregivers and “baby boomers” who are approaching and preparing for their senior years. The Alliance on Aging’s administrative and program offices are located at 247 Main St. in Salinas. Office hours at this location are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays). Program staff also occupy office space at the Monterey Senior Center at 280 Dickman Ave. in Monterey. Outreach staff make regular visits to seniors at sites and venues throughout the county. Spirals and Spirals by the Arch, unique consignment and benefit shops located in Pacific Grove and Salinas, help to support the programs of the agency.