Ixora Floral Studio and Shabby Dog to Host Holiday Toy Collection Event

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Press Release posted 12/3/12 – Ixora Floral Studio and The Shabby Dog, both Sierra Madre small business staples are hosting a holiday toy drive event on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The event rings in the holiday spirit and gives the community of Sierra Madre an opportunity to collect toys for children to be distributed to Toys for Tots.

The holidays are an opportunity for Ixora and Shabby to give back outside of the community, and show others a taste of how small businesses give back in a big way. Starting December 3, 2012, customers and clients of Shabby and Ixora are invited to start dropping off toys at their respective store locations. The City of Sierra Madre Fire Department and Police Department are already designated toy drop-off locations for Toys for Tots, and the additional donations to Ixora and Shabby will be added to the collection that both departments are already accruing.

“The holidays are a special time for many families, and we can tend to take for granted that some families just don’t have enough to give to their children,” says Shabby Dog owner, Sandy Lewis-Duvall.

“Lisa and I are excited to participate in an event like this,” says Ixora’s, Craig Cardella, “and it helps us slow down our sometimes hectic schedules and focus on what’s important this season – giving.”

The holiday toy event will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1 pm at the Ixora Studio and Shabby Dog courtyard, 31 and 35 E. Montecito Ave, Sierra Madre, CA. Sierra Madre Fire Department and Police Department will be present to collect the toy donations and to help rally support within the community.

About: The Shabby Dog offers luxury pet accessories and organic pet food. All products are custom-made and made in the USA. The Shabby Dog is also a full-service facility, offering a la carte pet grooming, doggie daycare, boarding, and The Shabby Cab, the only pet taxi in San Gabriel Valley. To shop or get more information on services, products and pet adoptions, contact The Shabby Dog at 626-836-5452 or go online to www.theshabbydog.com and www.shabbydoggrooming.com.

About: Ixora Floral Studio (www.ixoraflorist) is a boutique floral design and event styling company located in Sierra Madre, CA. More than a flower shop, Ixora specializes in floral design and event architecture, with a niche in weddings and corporate galas. Founder and owner, Lisa Cardella infuses her education in horticulture into the dynamic and creative world of floral designing. With a retail store located at the prestigious Jonathan Club in Downtown L.A., Ixora Flora Studio makes its mark as a premier So Cal floral designer. Contact the Studio at 626-355-0040 for bridal consultations or all floral inquiries and orders.