IPSF teams up with local businesses as part of the global #GivingTuesday movement


We wouldn’t normally urge you to head out into the rain on a school night, but hear us out on this one.

Logo.Full.Lg.Color.CenterAs part of #GivingTuesday, a global movement that encourages charitable giving, local businesses are donating a percentage of their sales to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 2. That means you can pick up some food or gifts for the family today while generously contributing to IPSF’s annual campaign, which pays for instructional assistants at the elementary level and additional staffing at Irvine’s middle and high schools.

Participating businesses include Bearfruit at the Irvine Spectrum, Bruxie, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chloe & Isabel, Chronic Tacos, The Counter, Excel360 Learning Academy, Flippin’ Pizza, Kendra Scott, KOBA Tofu Grill near UCI, Pho Saigon Pearl, Rita’s Italian Ice, Smashburger and Spade Skin Care.

Remember that all donations to IPSF will be matched by the City of Irvine through its special challenge grant, which essentially doubles each gift. So go forth and shop on behalf of local schools. Just be sure to bring an umbrella.