January 16, 2024

Partnership Spotlight: The Surplus Store


CCEF is proud to receive contributions from both the CCUSD parent community as well as Culver City’s local businesses like The Surplus Store. The Edell-Naylor family owns this specialty store with a 78-year history, and Jaime Edell Naylor experienced the benefit of a CCUSD education first-hand.

Her father, John Edell, is a CCHS graduate and one of the founding members of the Culver City Education Foundation. Jaime and her brother were students when Prop 13 passed, and there were major budget cuts to our schools. He knew the importance of funding the schools and stepped forward as a leader.

“CCEF used our company’s PO Box as a mailing address for the first year or two. The original members would meet in a garage or house to plan and find ways to raise money,” she shares.

Throughout CCEF’s 40+ year history, The Surplus Store has generously continued donating to support CCEF-funded programs. Now Jaime’s own children, Katelynn and Kennedy, participate in the experiences she remembers from her time in CCUSD. We are all so lucky to have people like the Edell-Naylor family in Culver City. “As a local business owner, we know the importance of community and programs for children. We believe in giving back to the community. It truly takes a village.”

Support the businesses that support our schools: The Surplus Store has served the local community for many generations, all while remaining family owned and operated. Founded in 1946 by the current owner’s great-grandfather in the wake of World War II, the store originally specialized in carrying surplus aircraft parts. Over the years, the inventory was expanded to include emergency supplies, backpacks, military clothes, military pins and patches, camping gear, jackets, shirts, rainwear, workwear like Dickies and Carhartt, and many other items. https://www.surplusstoreonline.com/