16th Annnual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale Announced


Shoppers Enjoy 50-70% off retail price for Hand-Crafted Holiday Gift Items While Giving Back

Whistlestop, Marin Villages & Marin Symphony To Benefit from Proceeds of Sale

Tiburon, CA – October 15, 2019 – Sudha Pennathur announces the Sixteenth Annual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale, featuring exotic items from her acclaimed retail collection. The Benefit Sale will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center November 2nd through the 17th, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting three local Bay Area nonprofits: Whistlestop, Marin Villages, and Marin Symphony; as well as other charities in India.

Sudha Pennathur sponsors and mentors a select group of master craftspeople in India to create distinctive jewelry, scarves, textiles, & decorative objects, in addition to Christmas and Hanukkah ornaments.  Her designs are featured and sold in such prestigious stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods of London, as well as the Sundance Catalog and Gift Shops of The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Each year, Bay Area shoppers enjoy incredible discounts on beautiful scarves, jewelry and gift items while giving back to their community. Over the past 15 years, more than $600,000 has been donated to local nonprofits. The first Sudha Sale was held in 2003, when Sudha had the inspiration to open a retailpop-up store, donating 100% of the proceeds to local non-profits. Over the years, sale proceeds have gone to Bread & Roses, The Redwoods, Angel Island Conservancy, Gateway Public Schools, Whistlestop, Equal Rights Advocates, Marin Villages, North Bay Children’s Center and Berkeley Repertory Theater.

The Sudha Sale supports craftspeople in India to continue their beautiful, labor-intensive artistic traditions while simultaneously contributing generously to the local American community. According to Sudha, “Supporting those in need is a fundamental value that was taught and practiced in my family. When we have enough to live and enjoy the fruits of our labor, there is nothing more rewarding than to share with others less fortunate and with those who can make a real difference in the life of others. I love contributing to the community where I live and the artisans who, through their products, made my career a success!”

Details About the 2019 Sudha Sale

2019 Sudha Sale Hours:

November 2– November 17, 10am – 6pm (Sundays 10am – 5pm)

Sudha Sale Location:

The 2019 Sudha Sale takes place at the Corte Madera Town Center, #325, inside the mall next to Crate & Barrel

About Sudha Pennathur

Since 1985, Sudha Pennathur has been designing and manufacturing high-end branded gifts, jewelry, scarves, and home textiles that convey a sense of story and luxury. These elegant, East-meets-West designs are interpreted through a contemporary, ethnocentric lens. Sudha’s collections appeal to women of all ages, who are fashion conscious but also love classic style. For information on Sudha Pennathur’s work and designs, visit pennathur.com.

About Whistlestop

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services. Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit, and operates Marin’s Meals on Wheels program, serving meals to over 250 homebound older adults each week in the Marin community.

About Marin Villages

Marin Villages is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering older adults to be active, connected and independent in the place they call home. Through its network of volunteers and local villages it is bringing to life a great idea: vibrant local communities of members and volunteers, enriching each other’s lives, building new connections and making everyday life easier as we age.

About Marin Symphony

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional and amateur musicians who wished to bring classical music, performed by local artists, to the people of Marin. Originally chartered as the Symphony Guild of Marin, the new organization also committed to providing programs to give young people in Marin an incentive for musical study and accomplishment.

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