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At Desert Arc, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. Serving more than 600 clients in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin, Desert Arc provides vocational training, job placement and employment, independent living support and more.

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January 2015
Dear Friend of Desert Arc,

The Board of Directors of Desert Arc is sending the enclosed Capital Campaign Case Statement to you in the hope that you will contribute to the 2014 Capital Campaign for much-needed improvements at our Palm Desert main campus. As the Case Statement describes, Desert Arc has an increasing number of clients with developmental disabilities and needs to expand and improve the buildings on our campus. We do not receive governmental funding for these improvements, so we are reliant on contributions from donors like you to provide the funds necessary to complete the needed projects.

As the Case Statement describes, major benefactors have committed $1 million to the Capital Campaign, but their contributions only provide half of our needed funds to finish and furnish the full improvements. We have embarked on this new stage to match the donor's generous contribution with a second $1 million to complete the project.

We need your help! Please read the Case Statement and click the Donate Now button below with a contribution that will help us reach our $1 million goal.

Desert Arc serves 600+ disabled clients in three locations - our main campus in Palm Desert on Country Club at Monterey, our new Recycling Center in Indio, and our large satellite facility in Yucca Valley. Our mission is to "Enhance the quality of life and create opportunities for people with disabilities." We provide vocational training and employment opportunities as well as a year-round schedule of social activities including sports, art, music and outings for our clients. We hope that you will help us to achieve our goal for our clients!

Thank you!

Lori Serfling
Board Chair

Richard Balocco
President & CEO

View our Case Statement

Donate to our Capital Campaign Now

Upcoming Events 2014/2015

Annual Client Camp Outing
Camp Ronald McDonald
September 12-14, 2014

Desert Arc Swim Party
At Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Friday, September 27, 2013
10:15am- 2:00pm

Fall Coffee Event with the Parent Council
Desert Arc Boardroom, Bldg 3
Friday, October 10, 2014
9:30am-11:00am

Desert Arc Halloween Dance
Dining Room, Bldg 1
Friday, October 31, 2014

Desert Arc Float & Children’s Booth
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On El Paseo, 1:00pm

4th Annual Italian Festival
La Quinta Civic Center Park
Saturday, November 1st 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 2nd 11am-5pm
Italian food, live entertainment, vendors, wine, raffles, contests & family fun zone
$10 General Admission
$30 VIP Ticket

New York New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2014
6:00pm, 10:00pm Dinner & Dancing
9:00pm Ball Drop
The Pavilion at The IW Club
Indian Wells, CA
$125 General Admission
$150 VIP Ticket

Desert Arc Client Art Exhibit
At Palm Desert Historical Society
Open House - Friday, January 12, 2014, 11:30am
January 12th-17th 10:00am-3:00pm

Desert Arc Golf Classic
Eagle Falls Golf Course, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:30pm Shotgun
Golf Tournament & Dinner Banquet