Hermosa Beach Museum exhibit honors Sandpipers philanthropic group

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Monday, October 1, 2018

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A new exhibit at the Hermosa Beach Museum is highlighting the work of The Sandpipers, a philanthropic group founded in 1931 during the Great Depression.

A group of 60 Hermosa Beach women wanted to help the community and formed The Sandpipers. They began by creating holiday baskets for South Bay families in need.

The exhibit, "Sandpipers: Philanthropy Through the Decades," showcases charitable work from past to present.

Nearly 60 students received $300,000 from the Sandpiper scholarship program last year. The Holiday Homes Tour and Fashion Show raised approximately $180,000 for their various programs.

There are now more than 700 members of The Sandpipers. The free exhibit will be open to the public until Spring 2019.