Join host Toni Bakal, as she explores local Coachella Valley nonprofits and charities, and gets to know their missions, services, yearly events calendars, plans and success stories. Give will help you find various organizations in the Coachella Valley to give back to and get involved with, and your gifts will impact lives, change futures and bring positive growth to the Coachella Valley community.
All episodes of Give are posted below for on demand listening so you can discover Coachella Valley nonprofits and give back! New episodes will be added periodically as we explore more organizations.
Episode | Desert Cancer Foundation
On this episode, Toni is joined by Executive Director of Desert Cancer Foundation, Sarah Bryant. Desert Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting residents of the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities who need financial assistance in obtaining screening, diagnosis and treatment for cancer and allied diseases. For more information on Desert Cancer Foundation visit www.desertcancerfoundation.org
Episode | Academy of Musical Performance
On this episode, Toni is joined by Executive Director of the Academy of Musical Performance, Will Sturgeon. AMP is a contemporary music education program whose goal is to enrich the lives of young musicians living in the Coachella Valley by fostering productivity and social responsibility through creativity, communication and collaboration in the development and enhancement of musical performance and concert production skills through participation in a “rock band” style education setting. For more information on AMP visit www.ampcv.org
Episode | Galilee Center
On this episode, Toni is joined by CFO and Founder of Galilee Center, Claudia Castorena, and Chariman of the Board of Galilee Center, Hal Tilbury. The Galilee Center’s mission is to fulfill the needs of the underpriviledged by providing food, clothing and other basic needs and to affirm their dignity with love, compassion and respect. For more information on Galilee Center visit www.galileecenter.org
Episode: GirlFriend Factor
On this episode, Toni is joined by Advisory Board member of GirlFriend Factor, Kate Spates. GirlFriend Factor supports local women with educational grants and lots of emotional support. To date they have assisted over 147 local women and currently they are supporting 28 adult women as they pursue higher education at educational institutions around the Coachella Valley. The nonprofit finds local funds for local women. For more information on GirlFriend Factor visit www.girlfriendfactor.org
Episode: Martha's Village and Kitchen
On this episode, Toni is joined by Community Relations Coordinator for Martha’s Village and Kitchen, Erica Siqueiros. Martha’s is a safe, welcoming environment for impoverished and homeless families, children and individuals, providing a proven robust selection of housing, education and support services so that they are empowered to transform their lives with dignity. Martha’s collaborates and partners with other organizations and agencies to leverage resources and fill gaps to ensure the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the organization and to break the cycle of poverty for the people they serve. For more information on Martha’s Village and Kitchen visit www.marthasvillage.org
Episode: Women Leaders Forum
On this episode, Toni is joined by Sponsorship Chair of Women Leaders Forum, Jennifer Jank and Co-Chair of the Young Women Leaders program, Heather Benedict. Women Leaders Forum develops, empowers and serves leaders of all ages and backgrounds and members have far-reaching access and exposure to people and situations that can expand personal and professional horizons. For more information on Women Leaders Forum visit www.wlfdesert.org
Episode: Mama's House and The Hope Center
On this episode, Toni is joined by Director of Mama’s House and the Hope Center, Christina Saldivar. Mama’s House is a non-profit organization that’s aim is to help women who face unplanned pregnancy and would like assistance in carrying the baby or going through the adoption process. Mama’s House is a safe and nurturing environment for women in crisis pregnancies. They also provide the Hope Center for educational and counseling extension of Mama’s House which gives services to the residents of Mama’s House and offer outreach services to the community. For more information on Mama’s House and the Hope Center visit www.themamashouse.org
Episode: Million Kids
On this episode, Toni is joined by President and CEO of Million Kids, Opal Singleton. Million Kids works with local law enforcement and concerned citizens, businesses, and organizations to end human trafficking domestically. Locally, they serve on the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT). Million Kids help activists and communities develop effective anti-trafficking programs in their locales. They educate and engage individuals, organizations and corporations about human trafficking. Internationally, they conduct programs and work with partners to serve rescued children and to create prevention strategies. Million Kids provides local solutions while taking a global perspective on the human trafficking problem. For more information on Million Kids visit www.millionkids.org
Episode: Shelter From the Storm
On this episode, Toni is joined by Executive Director of Shelter From The Storm, Angelina Coe. Shelter From The Storm, Inc. (SFTS) is the Coachella Valley’s only comprehensive domestic victim assistance service and shelter provider organization. Their purpose is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Shelter From The Storm’s first priority is the safety of those who seek assistance. Their programs work with clients to meet their needs so they can look ahead to a safe horizon. For More information on Shelter From The Storm visit www.shelterfromthestorm.com.