It Takes a Village to Save a Village

by MJ Staff

In response to the economic crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Montecito Journal, with help from the 93108Fund, the Coast Village Association and the Montecito Association, present Montecito’s May Day Virtual Cash Mob on Friday, May 1st, through Sunday, May 3rd. 

Help bring economic relief to your favorite restaurant, boutique, gallery, and shop along Coast Village Road and in the Upper Village of Montecito. By purchasing a gift card from one or more of these local merchants, we can help ensure that our local businesses stay in business, until their doors can reopen and once again serve our community. 

The celebratory spending weekend will culminate with a Montecito Community Zoom Happy Hour at 7 pm on Sunday, May 3rd, and if you spend $500 or more, your name will be entered into a raffle to win prizes from your favorite local merchants. Expect to see some local celebrities at the virtual happy hour who, along with the rest of us, are stepping up to help breathe energy into our local economy. Winners must be present on the Zoom call to win. 

To participate, please visit or beginning TODAY where you will find a list of over 140 participating merchants; it will be an easy process to choose your gift cards and check out, all in one central place. Monies received will go directly to the business owners, who will contact you and issue your gift card.