Paradise Found! Save a Bit of Classic SB

Paradise Found  was founded 33 years ago and has been a magical mainstay of this community ever since. We have been your “peace, love & good vibes shop” since 1986. For 33 years we have offered tools for conscious living to inspire, enrich and delight you and have been a spiritual repository of all things healing, conscious and transformational.

We have served our local community, the surrounding counties, and travelers from all over the world with a beautiful collection of unique spiritual and inspiring gifts while offering intuitive readings, promoting local authors, holding classes, and producing musical events. Maybe you have enjoyed the complimentary tea we offer and soaked up the healing vibes, so you know we are one of a kind and virtually irreplaceable. 

We have shared so many smiles as well as tears with you; shared stories and supportive hugs while watching your children grow and thrive. Our engagement in this precious community of ours has been an honor and a privilege, as well as a rich part of our Santa Barbara culture.

This sanctuary would be nothing without the support you have given us through these 33 years. With your support we have managed to keep the lights on and the doors open through massive construction projects, global economic meltdowns, fires, and mud flows. But, now we are all facing a global pandemic which threatens the very existence of our little slice of Paradise.

Since the state mandated closure on March 20, the outpouring of love and support from our community has touched us deeply. While the online purchases, bookings with readers, and gift certificate purchases, have been heartwarming, inspiring, and essential, they have not been sufficient for our financial needs. It simply is not enough to sustain us. The reality is that our modest cash reserves are rapidly being depleted and we need your help if we are to survive.

We need your support to help pay our payroll, rent, utilities, insurance and basic operating expenses. 

We need your support to continue moving goods and services online. No one knows how long this will last. There may be future disruptions and we want to be in a better position to serve you should that happen.

We need your support so that when the time comes to reopen we can continue offering our beautiful collection of curated tools for conscious living and the peaceful physical space for you to relax and explore in. There will need to be social distancing protocols and extra cleaning procedures put in place, and a sustainable level of business is unlikely to just spring back to pre-pandemic overnight. We are in this for the long haul.

WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE, and are always GREATER TOGETHER.

Please know we are, and have been, exploring every means of possible support, including federal and local grants and loans. Loans are in process but promising too little, and likely, too late. The reality is that the small business life rafts from the SBA have proven themselves to be leaky and not seaworthy for the smallest of the small local, independent businesses. And so, we are boldly and humbly coming to you for your financial support today.

We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, and that we all are impacted to various degrees. We also know that there are many individuals and organizations in need. We are asking you to look into your hearts and if you have valued what we have offered our community in the past, we are asking for your financial support today so that we may be there for you now and in the future. Any and all amounts help—there is strength in numbers.

We send blessings, strength and compassion to everyone who has lost a loved one or is struggling with the virus themselves. Enormous gratitude to everyone on the front lines in hospitals and care facilities, to everyone performing essential roles to keep us all safe and to save lives right now. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home and keep taking care of each other.

Please be sure to stay in touch with us, keep an eye on our various social media channels, sign up for our newsletters, purchase from our storefront on Bookshop .  We have missed you.

Please support our campaign today by donating within your means. This is a grassroots campaign and all contributions are welcomed, treasured and cherished.
 
Please share this on social media, with your friends, neighbors, and organizations.

Let’s do this!

A deep bow of gratitude and appreciation

Teresa, spirit of Thule and Huxley, Tucker and all at Paradise Found

Donations

  • Deborah Donohue Wills 
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Michael and Nica Guinn 
    • $100 
    • 13 d
  • Julia Ball 
    • $25 
    • 14 d
  • Jada Delaney 
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 16 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Teresa Taylor 
Organizer
Raised $6,615 from 77 donations
Santa Barbara, CA
Ellen Wirth-Foster 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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