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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Oh, what a night! Check out the photo galleries from the 2019 Disco Ball below: Gallery by Lani Garfield Coachella Party Photo Booth
Thursday, May 30, 2019
                                                                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x103 Kristen@uwdesert.org     United Way of the Desert raises over $200,000 with their 29th Annual Gala RANCHO MIRAGE – (May 14, 2019) – In its 29th year, the United Way of the Desert Gala estimates over $214,000 was raised last Friday to fund United Way’s community programs focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley. The exquisite event was produced by Frank Goldstin and...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
CV Water Counts Agencies Expand Assistance to Struggling CV Families When the government shutdown happened last month, United Way of the Desert and local water agencies discussed ways we could adjust our program to help those who were struggling due to outside forces. The City of Coachella, Desert Water Agency, Mission Springs Water District, and Coachella Valley Water District all approved measures to now include assistance for those affected by government shutdowns.   Additionally, Coachella Valley Water District's Board of Directors voted to expand the program to help during times of...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
"We are shocked and deeply disappointed by reports on the conditions and treatment of the nearly 2000 children that have been separated from their families at the border in just the past several weeks. United Ways of California urgently requests the Trump Administration to reverse its practice of separating children from their families at the border and take immediate steps to reunify any detained children with their parents. Removing children from their parents can cause toxic stress that can impair brain development and cause lifelong harm, a fact well established by medical research. This...
Monday, June 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org    United Way’s Day of Action Rallying Hundreds of Volunteers to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities   COACHELLA VALLEY – (June 11, 2018) United Way of the Desert is spurring hundreds of volunteers into action to create meaningful impact throughout the community on June 21, 2018 for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to create positive change in more than 450 communities around the world. Traditionally held on the longest day of the year, Day of Action invites...
Monday, June 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org  New United Way Poverty Report Finds 62% of Riverside County Households with Children Under Six Struggle with Economic Security COACHELLA VALLEY– (June 11, 2018) United Way of the Desert is proud to partner with United Ways of California on the release of Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018, our new statewide report on financial challenges for working families. Unlike the official federal poverty level, which does not accurately account for local costs of living, the Real...
Monday, June 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org MEDIA ADVISORY United Way’s Day of Action Empowering Volunteers to Build Stronger Communities BEAUTIFY OUR SCHOOLS ON JUNE 21ST 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...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org  PHOTOS PROVIDED WITH DROPBOX LINK http://bit.ly/2018GalaMediaPics                Community Proves We Are Living United  at 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala   RANCHO MIRAGE – (May 17, 2018) – The 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala was completely sold out – at over 300 tickets – in the week leading up to the unforgettable night! Early estimates show that the event raised over $195,000 to fund United Way and community programs focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in the Coachella...