PRESS RELEASE - Day of Action 2018



Media Contact: Kristen Dolan

(760) 323-2731

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 volunteers of all ages to rally together around important issues. Last year, tens of thousands of volunteers around the world joined more than 450 United Ways from 19 countries to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every one of those communities.

“A few months ago we sat down with our local school districts to find out what they needed as the school year came to a close and all of them agreed that school beautification would be the most helpful”, said United Way of the Desert CEO, Kristal Granados. “Over 100 volunteers from various companies and organizations throughout the Coachella Valley have already signed on to donate their time and energy to making sure our children return to school with clean buildings and buses.”

United Way of the Desert will work with Palm Springs Unified, Desert Sands Unified, and Coachella Valley Unified School Districts to create meaningful activities centered on one of our strategic measures known as Operation Achieve. The goal for this strategy is that all Coachella Valley children are ready and prepared to succeed in school and life. Part of that readiness to success is having environments free from distraction that are clean and safe. Of course school districts work year round with staff on hand to create those environments, but all have agreed that extra help is not only appreciated, but sometimes necessary.

Through Day of Action, and all year long, United Way of the Desert is working to ensure that kids have access to the same educational opportunities no matter their district. To learn more about United Way’s Day of Action, please visit


About United Way: United Way of the Desert is an independent 501(c) 3 organization that has been serving local 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