Giving Back to the Community
Welcome to the charities area of our site. There are hundreds of local charities in the Coachella Valley offering assistance to those in need. We offer listings and features to these organizations at no cost to them as our way of giving back to the desert communities. Many of the charities found on our site have benefited greatly from the kind generosity of local businesses that have chose to offer sponsorship in the form of advertising. Charities on this page are sectioned off simply by the city in which their offical contact address is located, however their services may expand to a much larger area.
P.O. Box 5444
La Quinta, CA 92248
"Safety Education for Children"
Christopher's Clubhouse is dedicated to Christopher, the son of Mika Moulton.
Mika began her quest and demand for life skills to be taught to children in 1995. At that time her 10-year-old son, Christopher, was abducted. 8 days later, his badly decomposed body was found buried in a shallow grave, stabbed over 50 times and mutilated. The monster who committed this horrendous crime had been recently released from prison for murdering a 5-year-old girl. He is currently serving life without parole.
Mika has a passion for safety education being taught to children. She is also a member of the Surviving Parents Coalition, Team HOPE and a frequent speaker of crimes agains children. Her dedicated focus is bringing to the Coachella Valley a community proven & effective education tool to ensure a secure environment for all children.
The sad reality is that today's world is not a safe place for children. With YOUR help we can stop predatory crimes against them. Safe schools and neighborhoods do not happen automatically. It requires the support and collaboration of students, staff, parents and the community.
Find out how you can donate and additional information by visiting their offical website.
P.O. Box 1692
Palm Springs, CA 92263
"Miracle of Independence!"
Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDD) was founded in 1972 by Lion Bud Maynard. Our mission is to improve the lives of the blind by creating opportunities for life-changing independence, and by conducting community outreach and education programs. Since our inception, we have graduated more than 1,000 student/dog teams. We offer safe mobility, loving companionship and the "miracle of independence" through the use of a guide dog.
Guide Dogs of the Desert is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation-An overseeing body that reviews best practices and ensures that high operational standards are maintained.
39-000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
"A Safe Harbor"
Barbara & Frank Sinatra founded this children's center in 1986 and it has become known world-wide as a safe harbor for physically, emotionally, sexually abused and neglected children. The center provides extrememly valuable knowledge about abuse and how to identify behavioral indicators.
By providing services such as psychological/social & sexual abuse assessment, individual, group and family psychotherapy, and self-esteem programs to name a few, the center is a vanguard in the fight against abuse in all its forms.
Find out how you can help or to review complete services and information by visiting their official website.