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Thursday, January 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org    United Way of the Desert Hires Kristen Dolan As Their Chief Storyteller   PALM DESERT – (January 4, 2018) – United Way of the Desert, a nonprofit organization serving the Coachella Valley for over 70 years by fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every resident, is proud to announce that the hiring of Kristen Dolan as  Chief Storyteller.   “I am honored to have been given the privilege of all this role entails,” said Dolan. “A great story can help transform lives – both those...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Was this the year that our local United Way grew up?  Some seem to think so.  Over the past 25 years, United Way has raised millions of dollars for local charities with everything from garage sales to bowling tournaments, wild costume parties and lots of long walks.   (Photo: Marc Glassman/Special to The Desert Sun)   However, for the past few years, its annual gala has become more sophisticated and mature – as have many of its top supporters.   How sophisticated?   Well, let's see.  Who is the most sophisticated person in the world? What's that you say? James Bond?  Right! So this year's...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
  Noted community members clad in evening gowns and tuxedos mixed elegance with philanthropy as they mingled in the Springs Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Saturday evening at the United Way of the Desert's Silver Ball VIP Gala. Ticket sales and the earnings of the gala's auctions benefited the United Way of the Desert while local sponsors such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage, the city of Rancho Mirage and The Desert Sun all contributed prizes for the silent- and live auctions, as well as decor to make the night a special celebration. The revelry was not without a...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
United Way Of The Desert Announces Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage as Presenting Sponsor of The 25th Annual Gala Silver Ball May 15, 2015 At The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage    (March 25, 2015—Palm Desert, CA) United Way of the Desert announced Desert European Motorcars’ Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage is now the Presenting Sponsor of its 25Th Annual Gala “The Silver Ball” held on May 15th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Last year’s United Way Gala was the organization’s most successful event to date, raising more than $140,000 benefitting the United Way’s Community...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Encouraging a love of the written word is an important part of any child's education. With the constant distraction of video games, Internet, and television, it is important to make time to promote literacy among children. In this article, we look at some tips to help young readers develop a lifelong love of books. Encourage them to draw. Drawing is an important gateway skill that, when promoted at an early age, has been shown to increase literacy in children. Singing and reading aloud also teach important language skills. When children begin to read, encourage them to make a habit of it....
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Some children naturally gravitate towards healthy foods, yet others are more resistant. To help your entire family develop proper life-long dietary habits, below are a few suggested ways to encourage healthy eating for kids: Get Them Involved To spark excitement about healthy foods, involve your children in meal planning and preparation. Grow a vegetable garden in your backyard and ask your kids to help with watering or weeding. At dinner time, discuss the reasons why you are eating healthy items and how they can help kids grow up to be big and strong. For example, say carrots give us...