From the Executive Director

February 2017

Greetings! The 2016-2017 season is well underway, and no doubt your social calendar is filled with many amazing things to do. I hope these include two AAP – Food Samaritans fundraising events coming up in the next two months.  

At the end of this month, TRIO restaurant in Pam Springs will host the 8th Annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” party on February 26. Stroll down the orange carpet and join the fun as you watch the annual Academy Awards and enjoy a delicious prix-fixe dinner. Tickets are selling quickly, so make sure you get yours soon as this event always sells out. Read more about this below.

In March, we have an event we just announced called ‘Red Hot & Rich’ presented by the incomparable Stanley Paul, a tremendously talented performer who will be sure to delight the audience with his stunning interpretations of some of the most beloved Cole Portersongs. We are thrilled to be able to offer this  incredible performance to Coachella Valley residents and we are deeply honored that Mr. Paul, now a resident of Palm Springs, is doing this show as a benefit for AAP – Food Samaritans. Read more about this later in this issue.

While these events are great fun, we produce them because they help us continue to raise the funds we need each month to support our expanding client list. You may have read that AAP – Food Samaritans is expanding our services by adding new clients who have been on our waiting list. We encourage you to let us know if you know of people who may be eligible and in need of our services.

Each new client we support means more funds we must raise to continue our pledge of ensuring that all of our clients live with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Expanding our client list means that we must increase our funding to ensure that each client continues to receive their month food vouchers. One way you can help out is to join our Jeannette Rockefeller Angel Program. Remember that your donations directly support the members of our community that need help the most.
Thank you all for your continuing support. Please know that your ongoing support is appreciated.

Mark Anton

PS – We are already accepting reservations for Evening Under the Stars on May 6 (selected by the readers of Desert Magazine as the “Best Fundraising Event” in the 2017 Best of the Valley competition). Call us soon to reserve your seat or click here to buy them online now!