Donating to Irvine Schools Could Win You a New Home or $1 million

Robin Fenchel August 9, 2013

Irvine Unified School DistrictWhether you’re an Irvine homeowner with a child who attends the Irvine Public Schools or simply would like to give back to a noble cause, buying a ticket for the ninth annual Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle could actually net you a beautiful Laguna Beach home or $1 million, depending on the winner’s preference.

This raffle also comes at a time when the Laguna Beach seller’s market is hot, and the luxurious four-bed Top of the World-area home could be a major incentive for more Irvine residents to donate to a cause that will in the end give back a third of all proceeds to the Irvine Public Schools.

The way it works is that raffle applicants must purchase tickets for a November 9 drawing, with those who purchase before August 22 eligible for smaller prizes that will be given out leading up to the grand-prize drawing. All one has to do is purchase a ticket for $150 through the Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle and reference the Irvine Public Schools, and $50 will automatically go to the schools.

The Ocean Institute is the Dana Point-based nonprofit that runs the raffle, and they say they raised over $100,000 last year. The Ocean Institute also uses education opportunities to help preserve and improve the area’s magnificent coastline and its natural habitat.

As for the past eight winners of this charity raffle event, seven of them have opted to take the $1 million. That said, Laguna Beach homes and Irvine homes for sale are at a premium these days, and it will be interesting to see if this year’s winner sees the potential of such a great free real estate investment and opts for the luxurious Laguna Beach home that is the grand prize.

And if you’re interested in what the other prizes are, they include four Lexus’, trips to locations such as Paris, Costa Rica and Florida, and luxury shopping sprees. Visit to hear more about this great way to give back to the community and also potentially receive a new Laguna Beach home.

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