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Coachella Valley Spotlight

February Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Drone Flyers Academy

This month’s Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient is the local nonprofit Drone Flyers Academy. The organization’s mission is to help underserved communities, and people create exciting and rewarding careers in the growing professional field of drone piloting by providing education and workforce training. Some of those careers include real-estate drone photography to flying AI passenger-carrying drones.

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January Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

The Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient for January 2023 is the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. The museum is a resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs.

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December Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Desert Best Friend’s Closet

December’s Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient is the local nonprofit Desert Best Friend’s Closet. The organization helps clients be successful while looking for employment. Anyone in need is provided with a variety of professional clothing, from male and female clothes to shoes and jewelry. In 2008, Desert Best Friend’sloset surveyed human resources representatives in the Coachella

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November Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Shay’s Warriors – Life After Cancer

Local nonprofit Shay’s Warriors’ mission is to inspire, inform, empower and help heal cancer survivors and their families through health, fitness, and the mind-body connection. Shay’s Warriors-life after cancer was founded in 2018 when Shay Moraga was told there was “no evidence of disease.” While usually celebrated, the nonprofit says the reality is no one

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October Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Girlfriend Factor

October’s Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient is a local nonprofit the Girlfriend Factor. The Girlfriend Factor firmly believes that education is the key to economic advancement and self-sufficiency among women and that women can accomplish anything they set their minds to when they have the support and encouragement of their girlfriends. The nonprofit provides renewable educational

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September Coachella Valley Spotlight recipient: Coachella Animal Network

Local nonprofit Coachella Animal Network’s mission is to promote the well-being of animals and responsible pet ownership in the Coachella Valley, Riverside County, and surrounding areas. CAN concentrates on low-income areas, offering affordable spay/neuter, vaccine, microchipping, and licensing. The organization has sterilized over 15000 animals in the Coachella Valley since July 2013.  The $25,000 grant

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Local nonprofit Ronnie’s House For Hope surprised with $10,000 Coachella Valley Spotlight grant

Local nonprofit Ronnie’s House For Hope was surprised with a $10,000 grant. It’s all made possible by the Coachella Valley Spotlight grant: a partnership between News Channel 3 and H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. It recognizes local nonprofits making a difference in the community. Catharine Reed and Mike Stutz from the Berger Foundation and Kent Kay with News Channel

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