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In Lieu of “Evening Under the Stars”, AAP Food Samaritans offers Online Auction

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events around the world and our Valley to be cancelled or postponed. Among the most prominent events in the Coachella Valley affected was Evening Under the Stars. The event is AAP Food Samaritans signature fundraising event, and always a "must-go" event here in the Valley. It was scheduled for Saturday, May 2 but because of the coronavirus, large gatherings like this were banned to prevent the spread of the virus.

Bidders will be required to register on the secure site which will facilitate payment and provide an option for bidder notifications via text or email. Registered users may then bid on unique auction items, make donations in any amount, or participate in the ‘Jeannette Rockefeller Angel Program.’ 
The auction offers an incredible assortment of auction items such as fine artwork consignments, restaurant and hotel packages, unique excursions, and the items highlighted below. A fine selection of Baccarat crystal will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated to AAP.

A few of the highlighted items included in the auction are:
1.Private Tour of Jay Leno’s Famous Big Dog Garage

  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Jay Leno’s famed private car collection and “Big Dog Garage” in Burbank, CA
  • Generally, NOT open to the public, Jay’s custom-built Big Dog Garage contains his private collection of more than 200 automobiles and motorcycles. This is a working garage - not a museum.

2.The Ellen DeGeneres Show VIP Tickets

  • Much coveted and hard-to-get tickets to a live taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, CA for you and your guest.

3.Original Fine Artworks by the Artist Council.  

  • Hand-selected and professionally curated for this event by Katherine Hough, the former Chief Curator of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
  • In partnership with the Artists Council and its artist members, AAP is pleased to offer a unique collection of 40 art pieces

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 760-325-8481

You can see all of the information about AAP Food Samaritans at and you can access the online auction by going to:

Each dollar raised goes to feeding those affected by chronic illness and poverty here in the Coachella Valley.

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Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans is the News Channel 3’s morning and noon meteorologist, and Host of Eye on the Desert, and also hosts afternoon drive on CV 104.3 FM from 2 pm – 6 pm. Learn more about Patrick here.


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