CashCo Pawn Shop raises money for Uptown nonprofit; donating $1,000 to fight hunger
By Anthony King | SDUN Editor
Local business CashCo Pawn Shop held their first “Cash POP” event in City Heights on Friday, Aug. 24, sparking a flurry of customer interest that will ultimately see the company give $1,000 worth of goods to area families.
Held at the CashCo store at 4502 University Ave., the pawnshop partnered with Home Start and Feeding America for the event, which saw customers enter a “Cash POP” booth where they quickly grabbed at money for a set duration of time. Customers had to hold on to the paper money while grabbing for more, as their efforts directly went to the nonprofits.
CashCo representatives pledged $1,000 total for Home Start and Feeding America, estimating that they would be serving 60 – 75 families in need of food and groceries. Home Start provides support services, counseling and financial assistance to families with at-risk children, with locations throughout San Diego County. Their main office is located at 5005 Texas St. in Uptown.
Feeding America is a national food-bank organization that addresses issues of hunger and food supply. The San Diego chapter, founded in 2007, is located in Sorrento Valley.
“Giving back has always been CashCo’s way of being,” said Moris Adato, CashCo manager. “Community service and involvement has been our trademark and we are proud to be able to donate and help others.”
With this being the first, CashCo managers said the event was rewarding and they hope to stage similar ones in the future. Representatives from the company will be meeting with Home Start families on Saturday, Sept. 1 to hand out food packages paid for by funds raised at the Cash POP.
“Our first Cash POP was a success,” said Yagal Adato, CashCo manager, “and we look forward to going out into San Diego and being able to help other nonprofits, and help people get some more cash in their pockets.”
The pawnshop has a history of hosting community events, highlighted by their money-grabbing machine. They hold an annual Mother’s Day celebration at the store, and this year co-sponsored the 2012 El Reventón Musical at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in May. For information on the next Cash POP event, visit cashcopawn.com or call 619-222-7296.