Wristband Purchase Provides Help for Kids, Animals, Elderly

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage is here (now through August 12)! Fashionable foodies will be wearing a wristband this month to take advantage of great dining deals all over town at local restaurants. A $10 donation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations in Coachella Valley. 

Wristband purchase and pickup

Purchase wristbands online from the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and then pick them up in person at the Chamber (71905 Highway 111, Suite H) or at the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory (71100 Hwy. 111).

Who you help

Your $10 donation for the Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage wristband benefits the following organizations:

American Business Women’s Association: The Palm Desert Trendsetter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is open to all people in the Coachella Valley who are looking for a place to meet and network. Members get the inside track on the issues facing their local communities and are plugged into the trends and events that drive today’s national businesses.

Angel View: Dedicated to enhancing clients’ quality of life through innovative programs and frequent outings, their mission is to help children and adults with disabilities reach their maximum potential.

Animal Samaritans: The no-kill shelter is a refuge for at-risk, adoptable dogs and cats. They offer financial aid for qualifying low-income pet owners, and state-accredited, grade-appropriate humane education to all Desert schools at no cost to students or schools. Additionally, the Animal Companion Therapy program utilizes the healing power of animal-human connection and provides free animal visits to residents of area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, special needs facilities, and area hospitals.

Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City: It serves the needs of the community by providing safe places, support from caring mentors, and access to fun and educational programs. 

Braille Institute: Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. It provides 100% free service to more than 37,000 people.

California University of Science & Medicine: Working to advance the art and science of medicine through innovative medical education, research, and compassionate healthcare delivery in an inclusive environment that advocates critical thinking, creativity, integrity, and professionalism.

Coachella Valley Horse Rescue: Rescuing and rehabilitating horses that have been abused or neglected; volunteers work to place them in loving homes. CVHR also offers programs that will enhance the quality of life for children and adults by providing equine-assisted programs.

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission: It provides emergency shelter for more than 300 men, women, and children a day as well as counseling and safety services for struggling women with children. Additionally, more than 30,000 meals are served each month.

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine: With the belief that everyone has the right to healthcare, the organization provides services that include primary medical and dental at no cost to uninsured or under-insured adults in the Coachella Valley.

CREATE Center for the Arts: Understanding the importance of art and creativity in educating, connecting and enriching the community, this organization is a collaborative, supportive home for creatives to thrive. It provides access to tools, equipment and an engaged community.

Elder Love USA, Inc.: Elder Love USA, Inc. helps older adults and their families by providing in home care at a reduced rate and assists with day-to-day activities such as housekeeping, cooking, medication management, transportation, personal care, pet care and more.

Friends of the Desert Mountains: The organization is dedicated to building a community of support to help preserve the unique wildlife and scenic beauty of the Coachella Valley and our Desert Mountains. They acquire and preserve wildlands, promote stewardship of trails, conduct educational programs, and support ecological research.

Helping You Heal Gardens, Inc.: A nonprofit with a mission to create and support community “Helping You Heal” gardens throughout the nation. The organization’s endeavor is to create places for reconciliation where Reflection, Remembrance and Refuge are publicly available.

The Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild: Committed to educating the public to view Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital as THE BEST place for the valley’s children when they are sick or injured.

Pueblo Unido: Working to create a vibrant, productive, and sustainable rural community that attracts resources and investments for leadership development, training and education, drinking water, innovative and viable affordable housing; and community economic opportunities.

Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Foundation: The Library is known for its diverse offering of programs, events, and exhibits. They take pride in their dedicated approach to exemplary customer service, making this library one of the top-rated libraries in California.

The Rancho Mirage Woman’s Club: RMWC is dedicated to the youth, education, and advancement of the community. Membership is open to all women who reside not only in Rancho Mirage, but throughout the entire Coachella Valley.

Rotary Club of Rancho Mirage: The local chapter of this service club brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace in the local community and communities around the world.

Shay’s Warriors: Formed to help women in the Coachella Valley who have gone through breast and other reproductive cancers. The organization inspires, informs, empowers, and helps heal women and their families through health, fitness and the mind-body connection.

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire: UCPIE’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Services provided are for individuals diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, Down Syndrome, epilepsy, intellectual delay, and other disabilities.

Variety – The Children’s Charity: With a vision that all children, regardless of ability or income, are able to actively participate in their communities and experience all the joys that come with being a kid, the organization promotes the health, mobility, independence and social inclusion of special needs and disadvantaged children throughout the Coachella Valley.

YMCA of the Desert: The largest provider of licensed child care in the Coachella Valley also provides many opportunities for youth and families.