C3, Carlsbad Causes for Community, closed all of its operations in January. Created by Deb Ferraro in 2012, the organization included local businesses, residents, and nonprofits in Carlsbad Village. Their mission was to provide financial support for individuals living in the Village of Carlsbad who participated in social, recreational, wellness, and athletic activities. “The time is right for me to step back and start a new chapter in my life as a mother of a toddler, life partner, and business owner,” said Deb.

Before C3 opened its doors, there was a strong need to plan more events for the community of Carlsbad Village. Yoga classes, silent auctions, and Halloween in the Village were just a few examples of events planned by the nonprofit. Some of these will now be taken on by Carlsbad Village Association.

C3 donated the remainder of its funds to nonprofits Got Your Back San Diego and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation.