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Sat Aug 26 00:01:00 PDT 2017 Sat Aug 26 00:01:00 PDT 2017 - Sat Oct 21 23:59:00 PDT 2017 Sat Oct 21 23:59:00 PDT 2017


Make a Difference Day Nine Weekly Walks- August 26 to October 21

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Saturday, Oct. 28 is the 27th Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest, single day of volunteering.  The 32nd Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will once again be the signature event held in the Coachella Valley, benefiting the United Way of the Desert and numerous local health and human service nonprofits.

From August 26 to October 21, The Desert Sun and the United Way of the Desert is hosting a series of nine Saturday morning walks in all nine Coachella Valley cities. The free weekly community walks provide a warm-up to the Tram Road Challenge and promote exercise and healthy living.  In addition, each walk supports local charities through the donation of items to United Way-supported programs.

Please join us at one of the nine weekly walks and help make this the best Make a Difference Day yet!  For more information, contact eevet@uwdesert.org or visit www.UnitedWayoftheDesert.org.

Nine Weekly Walks schedule:

Desert Hot Springs: 7 a.m. Aug. 26
Mission Springs Park
Bring: backpacks and school supplies (to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Desert Hot Springs)

Cathedral City: 7 a.m. Sept. 2
Dennis Keat Soccer Park
Bring: books and school supplies (benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City)

Indio: 7 a.m. Sept. 9
Shadow Hills High School
Bring: non-perishable & canned food items (FIND Food Bank)

Indian Wells: 7 a.m. Sept. 16
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
Bring: food items/canned meats (Catholic Charities)

Rancho Mirage: 7 a.m. Sept. 23
Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
Bring: baby diapers (all sizes) & formula (Martha’s Village & Kitchen)

Coachella: 7 a.m. Sept. 30
Rancho Las Flores Park
Bring: books & backpacks (Boys & Girls Club of Coachella)

Palm Desert: 7 a.m. Oct. 7
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Bring: children's books (Family YMCA of the Desert)

La Quinta: 7 a.m. Oct. 14
The Wellness Center
Bring: toiletry items: soap, sham (Desert Arc)

Palm Springs: 7 a.m. Oct. 21
Desert AIDS Walk @ Ruth Hardy Park
United Way team will join Desert AIDS Walk, benefiting DAP
UW team shirt ($20 - optional) 

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