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Support EB Community Businesses

We're proud to support our EB community businesses. Many continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and we want to encourage everyone to support EB community members in the ways that they can.

Some of the businesses include online yoga, delicious crepes, gifts for family, reading, and more. Click here if you'd like to be included in the listings.

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  • A SLICE OF DELIGHT - BATH & BODY

    Shopping

    EB alum parent, Hilary Goldman, creates fancy, aromatic soap that makes for more fun hand-washing! If you are Berkeley/Oakland locally surrounding resident, use code: LOCALPICKUP to waive the shipping and we'll arrange porch pickup or bike delivery.  20% of the sales will be donated back to EB. Visit website.
  • BACK TO EARTH

    Camps
     
    W.I.L.D., Back to Earth's summer backpacking program, supports teenage boys and girls to achieve their next level of maturity and express their authentic selves. Participants learn how to travel safely in the backcountry, manage risk, and develop real world leadership skills.  The challenges of a wilderness immersion allow young men and women to explore their edges and abilities, while learning to care for themselves. Visit website.
  • BERKELEY IMPROV

    Acting - Classes
     
    Berkeley Improv is run by EB alum mom Heather Clague, and offers ridiculously fun improv classes for kids and adults.  All of our classes are currently online, including our popular Youth Improv class for kids grades 6-10, and our unique "Improv for Real Life" class.  Check out our offerings! Visit website.
  • EUROPEAN BOOKS & MEDIA

    French Books and Magazines
     
    Located in Oakland, it is the primary supplier of French-language books to the West Coast. The bookstore is not eligible for government emergency relief. Please support this last brick-and-mortar French bookstore by purchasing your summer reading from European Books and Media!  Visit website.
  • FAMILY LAUNDRY

    Laundry services

    Family Laundry is the laundry service for busy households. Operated by EB parents, Laura Guevara and David Macquart-Moulin, they process all your laundry in their dedicated laundering facilities in Oakland, California. No harsh chemicals or scents involved. Just sparklingly clean and neatly folded laundry, the way it should be. Visit website.
  • KATY TURNER DESIGNS

    Clothing
     
    Katy Turner ('95) has a degree in fashion design from FIDM and has been making fabric masks during this pandemic! If you need some stylish goods, while supporting her cat's surgery, she can make you masks in three sizes: large adult, medium age 6-10 and small age 2-5. Visit website
  • L'ACAJOU

    Food and Beverage
     
    L'acajou bakery and cafe has been serving the Bay Area community since 2010 at its flagship SF location and since 2017 in the Oakland hills. We strive to serve the highest quality croissants, baguettes and other pastries as well as coffee and delicious breakfast and lunch fare, featuring local and organic produce. Visit website.

  • LES PETITS CARREAUX

    Shopping
     
    Ethically manufactured in San Francisco, Les Petits Carreaux is a French clothing brand for kids and women with a laid-back, California vibe. Visit website
  • MICHAEL ELIE

    Financial Services & Insurances

    Michael Elie, EB parent, is a financial service professional & Insurance expert. He has worked in insurance for many years and is now affiliated MassMutual Northern California because of their reputation and long history of helping people prepare for the future and protect the ones they love. Contact Michael at melie@financialguide.com for more information. Visit website
    (CA License #: 0M37537)
     
  • MIGNONNE

    Shopping - Decoration
     
    On Mignonne's website, things are listed weekly, and we also offer design, custom upholstery and furniture revamping services.  We are offering complimentary local front porch deliveries with no contact for any online orders placed, and can gift wrap too. Visit website.
  • THE FARMER & THE FIG

    Food
     
    The Farmer & The Fig has pivoted from catering to providing delicious frozen and vacuumed-sealed meals made with the flavors and love of a home cooked family dinner! Katia Sabbah, alumna parent, has more than 25 years of catering experience under her belt and offers a wide variety of dishes for all! Visit website
  • THE GRACEFUL YOGI

    Yoga & Pilates

    The Graceful Yogi, owned and operated by EB alum parent, Ann Lefkovits, is an intimate movement studio rooted in the traditions of Yoga and the modern teachings of Pilates.  View schedule online.
  • CAMILLE DESIGN

    Shopping
     
    Camille Design is an EB mom and designer re-sale brand specializing in both contemporary couture and vintage statement clothing and accessories. Purchase goods online or gift certificates for future use at store on the website.
  • MAQUILLAGE LLC

    Beauty

    Sacha Badame, EB mom, is a makeup artist and photo stylist for weddings and editorial shoots.

    You can purchase gift certificates via Square, Venmo, or Honeybook. Sign-up for a video makeup session with add-ons like brow design or home vanity set-up. Pre-book a foundation-matching session for après stay-at-home order or your makeup/styling services. Go to her website.
  • BOCONCEPT

    Shopping

    BoConcept offers a range of contemporary and modern furniture. They are offering 20% off for the month of April on their website. Buy online or schedule your virtual consultation by contacting EB parent Virgile Machenaud at virgile@boconcept-ca.com.
  • NEXT ADVENTURE

    Travel

    Custom travel arrangements for wildlife safaris in Africa with a focus on community-based conservation. Purchase EB parent and alum Kili McGowan's photographic prints and refer your friends for a safari. Visit website.
  • CUISINE BY WILL

    Food and Beverage

    This business sells takeout dinner from Wilfried Eisinger's house, EB parent and chef, in Oakland. First, create an account to see upcoming meals as the business, then order. All meals need to be picked up directly from Will's house between 5:30 pm and 7 pm on the day of the meal. Order online.
  • LA CRÊPE À MOI

    Food and Beverage

    La Crêpe à Moi is a French/American family run business, owned by EB parents, Rebecca and Djamel Dahmani, that has been serving authentic French Crepes around the Bay Area since 2010. It is regularly at the Kensington Farmer's and San Leandro markets at the Bay Fair center. It offers a selection of prepared sweet and savory crepes, packaged. La Crêpe à moi is now open at 1854 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley. Our hours are online.  www.lacrepeamoi.com
  • LA NOISETTE SWEETS

    Food and Beverage

    La Noisette Sweets is a pastry and bakery of EB alum parent Alain Shocron. You can order online on the website. You can also purchase a gift card
  • SOUVENIR COFFEE

    Food and Beverage

    Souvenir Coffee, owned by EB parent, Jeremy Bled, is comprised of unique individuals who have one thing in common—discovering quality coffee.

    They are currently open for limited hours at their Claremont Ave and Solano Ave locations. View their online drink menu. Brewing at home? Use code "HOMIE" at checkout for 20% off all coffee bags.
  • CAFÉ DU SUD

    Food and Beverage

    EB alum parent Katia Sabbah is working with Territory Foods to cater and deliver delicious meals by Café du Sud, right to your home. First time customers can get $50 off their first two orders ($25 off their first, $25 off their second). Visit website.
  • 900 GRAYSON

    Food and Beverage

    Creative spins on breakfast, burgers & comfort food are offered at this funky cafe, operated by EB dad, Christopher Saulnier. Takeout or delivery listed on DoorDash, Caviar and Postmates or by calling (510) 704-9900. View the menu.
  • DE NOVO WINES

    Wine
     
    De Novo Wines is a family-based wine company bound by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with the land and people essential to its existence. Place your order of De Novo Wines by contacting Hervé Bruckert. Mention "EB FAMILY" in your message, and receive 15% discount off your order. Visit their Website.
  • CÉCILE COTTUS DIÉTÉTICIENNE (IN FRENCH)

    Nutrition

    Je réponds aux besoins des personnes souffrant de pathologies nutritionnelles (diabète, intolérances, allergies, hypercholestérolémie, dénutrition, problèmes de transit...), ou souhaitant perdre du poids. Je vous aide à vous y retrouver avec les produits du commerce. Visiter ma page Facebook.
  • MAUREEN CANE YOGA

    Yoga

    Come take virtual mindful flow yoga classes with Maureen, EB mom. Classes are donation-based. If you've recently found yourself out of work, working in a health profession or for any reason aren't able to pay right now, please practice as my guest and pay it forward to someone else in some small way. I also offer one-on-one private virtual classes which is a great option, if you are newer to yoga. Class schedule and details on her website.
If you have any questions regarding these listings, please contact Vanessa Lerude at vlerude@eb.org.