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Non-Profit Day at Kobey’s Swap Meet

July 26, 2018 by krystinam  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Get ready to celebrate non-profit organizations with Kobey’s Swap Meet’s first annual Non-Profit Day on Saturday August 18th! San Diego’s biggest outdoor market is honoring National Non-Profit Day, and they wanted to host an event to show appreciation for all non-profit organizations. This community-centered day will take place from 7am-3pm at Kobey’s Swap Meet. Non-Profit Day will be completely free for the participating organizations and so far over 500 non-profits have been invited.

“Each organization can either capitalize from a garage sale or an informational booth where they can promote their cause and raise funds to continue their critical work,” said Anthony Pretto, Operations Manager at Kobey’s Swap Meet, in a press release. “We are looking to bring shoppers and community organizers together with important organizations that are working to make our home in San Diego a better place.”

Founded in 1976 by Monte Kobey, Kobey’s Swap Meet has been a San Diego staple for decades. Today, over 20,000 shoppers attend Kobey’s on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, equaling to over 1 million visitors per year. Through their Non-Profit program, Kobey’s has been donating free space twice a year to certified non-profit groups as well as students and religious organizations for fund-raising or promotional purposes. Any organization that would like to have an Informational Booth to spread awareness or just have a good garage sale, this is the time to sell your stuff.

Kobey’s also plans to have the San Diego Blood Bank Bus host a Blood Drive the day of the event, according to a press release. They have received confirmations from the American Cancer Society, National MS Society, and members of the United States Navy who will be at this event. If your organization wants to take advantage of this opportunity as well, there is a sign-up form on their website you can either fax over or email to Anthony Pretto, the operations manager, at The deadline for sign-ups is August 1st and it is a first come, first serve basis.

“We are in our 38th year of operation as a multi-generational family business, and we wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Pretto in a press release. “Spread the word on our forthcoming and first-ever Non-Profit Day, and consider exploring the incredible selfless organizations that are revolutionizing our neighborhoods today.”

Whether you are looking to promote your organization with an informational booth or raise money with a garage sale, Kobey’s Swap Meet has you covered! Come and join the thousands of local vendors from around the community for one massive shopping experience. For more information, please contact or call 619-523-2700 ext. 306.

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