MEDIA ADVISORY - United Way Day of Action



Kristen Dolan

(760) 323-2731 x25


United Way’s Day of Action Empowering Volunteers to Build Stronger Communities


COACHELLA VALLEY – On June 21st from 7:00am – 11:00am United Way of the Desert is rallying over 100 volunteers throughout the community for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world. Here in the Coachella Valley volunteers will be in every school district cleaning up buses, classrooms, and libraries to help beautify our schools. Currently, we have 12 schools participating and we’ll have 10 volunteers at each school – many of them coming from local NGOs, Government Agencies, and Corporations including Target, Diamond Resorts, Gay Desert Guide,

Last year, more than 418 United Ways in 21 countries mobilized volunteers in their communities on Day of Action.

WHAT:          United Way of the Desert and volunteers will clean schools and beautify campuses to get a jump on the next school year, as this one ends.

            WHEN:          June 21st, 2018 from 7:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:        Amelia Earhart Elementary School, Desert Ridge Academy, Dr. Carreon Academy Library, Thomas Jefferson Middle School Library, Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Rancho Mirage High School, Palm Springs                                High School, Peter Pendleton, Mecca Elementary School, Cesar Chavez School, Salton Sea Elementary School

WHO:             Interviews available with - Kristal Granados – United Way CEO, Kristen Dolan – Communications Manager, and District PIOs. Please contact to schedule interview(s).


About United Way: United Way of the Desert is an independent 501(c) 3 organization that has been serving residents for over 70 years. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley through mobilizing the caring power of community. Our Community Impact Fund – a focus on the areas of education, financial stability and health programs - allows us to provide over 150,000 instances of annual support to local residents who need us. Collaborative work with local programs, business partners, and community leaders is what differentiates the United Way of the Desert. We cater to critical needs, while simultaneously building positive and long-lasting community change. For more information: (760) 323-2731 or visit United Way of the Desert is located at: 73710 Fred Waring Dr., Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - @UWDesert