Sea(cret) Santa (16 Days Left): Scurvy Begone

Just 22 shopping days left and Sea(cret) Santa is here with another nautical gift suggestion for that mariner in your life who already has everything.

826 Valencia is an amazing nonprofit organization in San Francisco dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the writing. Their work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can be made when skilled tutors work one-on-one with students.

826 Valencia also operates the world’s only Pirate Supply Store. While Santa realizes that pirates are bad, there is really no where else that carries Scurvy Begone.

scurvyFrom the Pirate Store website:

You have: incredibly tender gums, loose teeth, internal and external bleeding, a weak kidney, and a massive vitamin C deficiency. We have: citrus flavored pills. Price: $9

Editor’s note: We recommend you check with your health insurance provider to see if Scurvy Begone is covered under your plan.

Other things that you might find interesting at the Pirate Supply Store are their FAQ’s (All Q’s, no A’s) and their Gallery of Signs which includes this one:


Of course, if you are in a real gift giving spirit this Holiday Season, why not consider making a donation to 826 Valencia and helping a nonprofit help some inner city kids get a head start on life. Please watch:

YouTube – A Day at 826 Valencia

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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