Businesses in this popular retail district plan to donate 8 percent of their gross sales this week (Aug. 2 through Aug. 6) to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s Save our Schools campaign.

Dubbed “Lemon-8 Days” the participating businesses will display a lemon in their window letting shoppers know where they can go to help fund local public schools.

The Save our School’s campaign, launched this spring following the failure of Measure A, an emergency parcel tax of $198 that would have generated roughly $5.7 million for schools, has raised nearly $900,000.

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