BY ED MURRIETA
San Francisco Bay Area cannabis companies will hold a fund-raising party Saturday for the 8-year-old girl now-disgraced pet pot company founder Alison Ettel, aka #PermitPatty, reported to police for selling bottled water, an act many saw as flat-out racism by a white lady against a black kid.
Bay Area Cannabis Companies Host Fundraiser for
8 Year Old Girl Involved in #PermitPatty Incident
Oakland, CA July 12th, 2018 – A group of Bay Area cannabis companies is hosting a fundraiser and community celebration this Saturday for Jordan Rodgers, the 8 year old girl who was selling
water when she was confronted by Alison Ettel (#PermitPatty), the former CEO of Treatwell Health. The event will be held July 14th from Noon to 4:00pm at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature Jordan and her water stand fully stocked with refreshments for anyone who would like to make a purchase. All proceeds and donations will go to an educational fund to benefit Jordan.
“We want this to be a positive event – a celebration of Jordan and her success as a young entrepreneur,” said Galen Pallas, CEO and founder of Kind Culture, who is organizing the event in collaboration with the Rodgers family. “My company, Kind Culture, is donating all of the food and water that Jordan will be selling – so that she will receive 100% of the proceeds from her sales. We also have $8,000 in donations already committed from a handful of local cannabis
companies including The Apothecarium and Magnolia.”
The event will also feature fresh, made-to-order food from Mamasota Eats, a San Francisco catering company, and entertainment from local artists Blac Marc and Filmore Mike.
“Jordan and our entire family are so excited about the outpouring of support we’ve received from the local cannabis community and the public at large,” said Erin Austin, Jordan’s mother.
“All my daughter wanted was to sell water and have the experience of being an entrepreneur. We are looking forward to her having the opportunity to sell water to the whole community and are grateful to everyone who is making a contribution to her educational fund.”