Rancho Santa Fe community members recently teamed up with Conner’s Cause for Children in the spirit of holiday giving. Together with Zoraya de la Bastida of Pacific Sotheby’s, Lauren Hampton, and Sergio Lujan of Smart Mortgage, Conner’s Cause held a Sip & Wrap event in mid-December to offer gift-wrapping services to holiday shoppers while also brightening the lives of Conner’s Cause families. The event allowed shoppers to enjoy live music and drinks while waiting for their holiday gifts to be wrapped.

Founded in 1995 in memory of Conner Champ, Conner’s Cause for Children has lent a financial helping hand to local families struggling to cover out-of-pocket medical and non-medical expenses that come with caring for a critically ill or injured child. Assisting approximately 300 families a year, the organization provides assistance in the form of out-of-pocket medical and prescription costs, food and supplement assistance, gasoline cards, transportation costs and repairs, utility or household expenses, and more. For more information visit www.connerscause.org.