New foundation in Carpinteria aims to provide youth with entrepreneurial skills

The Pro Deo Foundation will hold a grand opening for their student shop Coastland at 768 Linden Ave. on Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Below is a Q and A with CVN editor Christian Beamish and Coastland leaders Chris Pritchett and Dave Roberts.

Retail space reopens for students’ creations

Coastland is filled with soaps, laser-cut woodwork and other unique handmade trinkets that would look at home in a boutique gift shop or on a social media influencer’s Instagram feed.

Tourists and local customers might be surprised to find that the

Linden Avenue retail shop’s eclectic inventory is made by Carpinteria High School students.

Pro Deo Foundation is there for community and helps cover laundry costs

A Carpinteria nonprofit youth foundation is helping ease COVID-19’s financial burden on the community by helping cover laundry costs.

The Pro Deo Foundation provides “laundry bags” filled with supplies like detergent, dryer sheets and coins to pay for washing machine time at local laundromats.

Local foundation to offset laundry costs

The Pro Deo Foundation, a local nonprofit based in Carpinteria, will be helping community members offset their laundry costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press statement from the foundation released on March 30.

A relatively new organization in town, Pro Deo already has a big footprint, managing the afterschool program at Carpinteria High School and operating the Coastland store on Linden Avenue.