LA QUINTA —  Students at La Quinta High School are calling on Coachella Valley residents to donate generously to their Food and Clothing Drive on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

All donations will be given to help the needy in the community.

LQHS students will be on hand when community residents help fill the truck, which will be parked at La Quinta High School in the Desert Sands Unified School District. 

Donors are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods: canned meats, beans, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, rice, soups, Top Ramen, granola bars, water, tuna, canned chicken, and similar items.

La Quinta High School students also request donations of new and gently used clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories,  household linens, cookware, luggage and other items you believe could help those in need.

Donations will be given to Martha’s Village and Kitchen in Indio. Martha’s Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. The organization began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors.

Today, from its campus in Indio, Martha’s Village offers unique life-changing programs based on the nationally-recognized “continuum of care model” breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Through this gateway to hope, people regain their lives becoming responsible, self-sufficient and productive citizens while passing on their newfound independence and life skills to their children and families. Changing one person’s life, changes generations of lives.

Our 120-bed Emergency Residential Facility provides housing for homeless adults and children. For over 25 years Martha’s has been committed to keeping families together. The Emergency Housing staff assists clients with information, support, and referrals to resources helping them return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Families normally stay an average of 90 days.

For more information about the La Quinta High School students’ Food and Clothing drive, contact the La Quinta Blackhawks Boosters at (760) 424-6033.

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