Friends of Children United Society (FOCUS) Annual Holiday Boutique has always been a highly anticipated event for FOCUS members, their friends and family and the community overall. Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it was a great venue to start getting into the holiday spirit and get a jump start on your décor and gift shopping. Being greeted at the door with a glass of champagne and homemade cookies wasn’t bad either!

This year, the event will still happen but it is going virtual. So now you can do your holiday shopping in the comfort of your own home and maybe even in your pajamas. Sorry – you have to provide your own champagne this year! Please mark your calendars for Nov. 7-15, 2020 to participate in this year’s event which will include many former vendors but also lots of new small businesses from the area. There will also be a special FOCUS “booth” that instead of selling gently used items, as in the past, will sell a variety of new items from a Holland bike, ceramics, hotel stays and much, much more.

It is not to late to participate as a vendor if you have something you would like to sell through our boutique site. Just send an inquiry to

We will have a special preview of items going up for sale by the first of November, At that time, just go to to view items.

As always, your purchases from the FOCUS booth will directly support local agencies assisting San Diego children in need, with special focus on foster children, homeless youth, handicapped and disadvantaged youth. Additionally, all merchants selling through our boutique also donate a percentage of their proceeds to FOCUS. Please plan on using our boutique this year to find those special items for your holiday events as well as special gifts for giving.

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