• NBCares Silver Linings United Way Special

    United Way of the Desert has been helping the Coachella Valley for over 70 years, and they continue to be a vital resource during the pandemic. Saturday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. the special will air on NBC Palm Springs and stream live on NBC Palm Springs’ Facebook page. During this special televised event spotlighting […]

  • NBCares: United Way of The Desert

    They call it 360 degrees of need. That’s the mission of the United Way of The Desert. For over seven decades, they have been helping those in need in our desert community, breaking the cycle of poverty for 45% of our Valley. This weekend they will hold their 29th annual major fundraiser in hopes of […]

  • Coachella Valley Charitable Walks Step Off Saturday

    A 5K walk in Indio Saturday marks the first of four this month benefiting Coachella Valley charitable organizations. The event is the first of United Way of the Desert’s annual 5K walks, which serve as donation drives for local nonprofits. Saturday’s 8 a.m. walk at Indio High School includes a call to the community for […]

  • “Raising a Reader” hits Coachella Valley Schools

    Third grade reading proficiency is one of the most significant predictors of high school graduation. United Way is implementing a nationwide literacy program, “Raising a Reader,” in the Coachella Valley and Desert Sands Unified School Districts to help educate students in the valley. Raising a Reader gives students a book bag of books every week to […]

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