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By Kristina Pritchett

Two Dana Point organizations benefited from the second annual Shopping Extravaganza charity fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Outlets at San Clemente hosted more than 1,400 attendees and raised $42,150 to benefit more than 20 nonprofits. The outlets donated $25 for every $35 ticket purchased to a local nonprofit of the shopper’s choice.

The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA) and Fighting For Me were two of the local nonprofits that participated in this year’s event.

“We were thrilled to host Shopping Extravaganza for a second year in a row after the tremendous success of our inaugural event,” said Nicky See, marketing director, Outlets at San Clemente. “We appreciate the support of all the volunteers and philanthropic shoppers who helped us make a positive community impact by raising $42,150 to give back to local charities.”

Ed Neely with the DSBIA, said the event was a great one and heard nothing but positive feedback.

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