Through our fundraising efforts with our annual gala fashion show and monthly luncheons, we are very proud to extend our financial support toward educational programs and charitable organizations throughout Rancho Mirage and the Coachella Valley. We have been donating to local children’s charities since our founding in 1963.
Six local children’s charities were elated to receive $58,000 from the Rancho Mirage Woman’s Club at our annual Philanthropic luncheon April 25, 2019 at Desert Horizons Country Club. Recipients this year were:
THE MCCARTHY FAMILY CHILD DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING CENTER of College of the Desert - Director Diane Rossum, received $10,000.00. The funds will be used for continuation of the outdoor music garden that preschool children will learn from and enjoy. She said it is an important part of their outdoor learning program.
RANCHO MIRAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Principal Dr. La-Trice Johnson received $10,000.00 and praised RMWC for their support through the years for after-school programs. The ARTS Programs gives the students critical thinking skills and she said, "The Sky’s The Limit. That is why we call RMWC Our Guardian Angel.”
THE SCOTTISH RITE CHILDREN’S LANGUAGE CENTER (RITE CARE) - Recipient Bobbie Gold of $10,000.00. The Rite Care Children’s Language Center has been providing speech, language & literacy therapy without charge to all children from preschool through high school since 2004. They have highly skilled licensed & certified speech-language pathologists working with children individually for up to two years to improve communication skills. There is no charge for these services, funded by donations from the community.
WASHINGTON CHARTER SCHOOL is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Palm Desert. Washington Charter School is an independently run public school, which grants greater flexibility in its operations, in return for greater accountability in performance. "They will use the money for security cameras," said recipient of $10,000.00 Principal Allan Lehmann
THE ARMED SERVICES YMCA AT TWENTY-NINE PALMS (Marine Base) - This YMCA is sharing a mutual mission of caring for those children of the parents who are defending our nation. The Twenty- nine Palms Armed Services YMCA is honored to be able to provide a variety of free programs to Marines and Sailors families stationed at Twenty-nine Palms, CA. They also provide a free weekly grocery program), All programs are made possible through fund raising events and are supported by the generosity of businesses, fraternal organizations and individuals. The YMCA Twenty-nine Palms does not duplicate any benefits, resources or services provided by the military or any other organization aboard the Marine base, nor does it receive any government funding. Patrick Byrne, Executive Director received funds of $10,000.00
DIPLOMAS TO DEGREES - Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley Scholarship Program, which consists of the clubs from La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Mecca. The graduating students from The Boys and Girls Club, at Mecca Club House received the funds of $4,000.00 each. The students honored are:
Itari Romero – who will be attending CSUSB and
Jesse Gomez – who will be attending COD.
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