Support for Marguerita!

As many of you know, our friend Marguerita's family home and farm was seriously damaged in the Thomas Fire. While the family will be able to cover much of their losses through insurance, all of Marguerita's catering equipment has been destroyed and was not included in the policy. 

We all know how important this equipment is to Marguerita both for her career and her personal passion for quality, local and sustainable food. She's even used her talents for cooking to support several of us when we've needed to do our own fundraisers, and it's time for us to repay her generosity.

Donate whatever you can to help Marguerita replace her lost equipment and get back to doing what she does best. Thank you for your support!

About me: My name is Sarah, and I've been a friend of Marguerita's for several years here in Santa Barbara. She catered our wedding rehearsal dinner just two months ago and put so much care into her work, as well as a fundraiser for my now-husband when he was hospitalized about three years ago. I offered to help her recovery by managing this page, but Marguerita has been set as the beneficiary and can withdraw funds directly to her own account.

  • Rain Perry 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Jennifer Gean 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Paula Iwamoto-Schaap 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Lesley Karnes 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • BARBARA HUNTER-SPENCER 
    • $450 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Siedschlag 
Organizer
Santa Barbara, CA
Marguerita Smith 
Beneficiary
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