The donations were made when pharmacist Chet Yee transitioned from his Menlo Park pharmacy to the new Pharmaca store, which opened in November at 871 Santa Cruz Ave.
Donations include $2,750 in vitamins, medicines and health aids to the Menlo Medical Global Outreach Alliance of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; $2,000 in vitamins, medicines and health aids to Harvest Home Mission for relief work in rural Mexico; and $1,500 in products to be used in Woodside Village Church's program to help underprivileged and homeless people in the Bay Area.
A portion of Pharmaca's grand opening sales ($1,000) was given to the annual Jerry Rice Toy Drive.
Founded in 2000, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is based in Boulder, Colorado. The company owns 23 pharmacies in the western states.
Tall ships visit Redwood City
Starting Jan. 21, the tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will tie up at the Port of Redwood City for two weeks. The ships will be open to school groups and offer three-hour sailing excursions to the public.
The ships will host three-hour "Battle Sails" with booming cannon on Jan. 22, 23, 29 and 30, starting a 2 p.m. each day. Tickets range from $60 for adults to $40 for children 12 and under. Family-oriented sails will be held on Jan. 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $55 to $35.
Walk-on tours with crews dressed in period costumes will be held throughout the stay. A $3 donation per person is suggested.
Visit historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239 for tour times and to purchase tickets.