40+ Sunrise Sale Businesses to hold donation drive for CASA on July 21
Downtown Business Association
Tami Simms, President
St. Petersburg Downtown Business Association Hosts 43rd Annual Sunrise Sale
on July 21, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., July 1, 2016] – This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the blockbuster summer sale which has been featured in the New York Times and often referred to as “St. Petersburg’s Largest Pajama Party.”
Beginning at 6:43 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, more than 40 downtown and nearby St. Petersburg merchants and businesses will offer doorbuster sales and special offers, including more than ten participants new to the event this year. Shoppers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and are often treated to extra discounts or small gifts. As part of the event that sees downtown filled at dawn with yellow flags, bright balloons and eager shoppers, the DBA will be collecting wish list items for CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse).
There will be free cake at the main tent, located on the lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, and several restaurants are offering incredible breakfast specials to hungry shoppers. The event is open to the public, and maps will be available to guide people to participating businesses. Anxious shoppers can follow the Sunrise Sale announcements on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DBAStPete. Special offers will be highlighted leading up to the event.
About the Downtown Business Association (DBA)
Founded in 1973, the DBA is a non-profit membership association representing the arts, retail, restaurants, banking, city government and other various types of businesses, with a common interest of strengthening the downtown area. The DBA promotes downtown St. Petersburg as a vibrant, safe and friendly waterfront environment with outstanding entertainment, cultural attractions, retail, art galleries, dining and business opportunities.
CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse, has been providing lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than 35 years, the community has relied on CASA to provide a safe refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, professional training, outreach, and community education to end domestic violence and bring hope, independence and peace to families in southern Pinellas county.
CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CASAStPete