PALM DESERT, Calif., Nov. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 13, 2014, BIGHORN Golf Club Charities (BGCC) awarded 38 qualified non-profits in the Palm Springs & Coachella Valley area nearly $400,000. BGCC developed the BIGHORN Cares program to fund specific projects by local non-profit organizations that demonstrate a need and are remarkably improving the quality of life for the people they serve.
"The Coachella Valley is home to many non-profits that do truly incredible work," shares BIGHORN Cares Chairman Joe Kirby. "Our mission is to seek out the most significant projects that are going to benefit the most people and make a real difference in our community."
The focus of the program centers around non-profits that provide assistance for people who require a helping hand in order to seek a better life and a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Over 120 valley non-profits applied for the BIGHORN Cares program, all with impressive programs and community-enriching services. Grateful grant recipients at the recent awards dinner professed that the much-needed funds will help them to reach landmark goals, buy critical supplies, repair buildings and equipment, maintain programs and begin new initiatives that will ensure the best possible outcomes for our Valley's most underserved populations.
From their plans for educational outreach, afterschool programs, foster care and AIDS assistance to cancer care services, health screenings, maternity care, help for disabled children, and military programs, the stories are tremendously touching, the needs vast, and the results will prove to be miraculous!
"It was amazing to be a part of so many organizations that were tremendously blessed by BIGHORN Cares," praises Chuck Delong, Father's Heart Ranch. "In my 20-plus years in the non-profit world, the BIGHORN Cares dinner was the first time I have seen a standing ovation at the closing of the event to honor the hosting organization's efforts. It was an honor to be a part of that and to stand and applaud your efforts in giving to our youth and our community."
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SOURCE BIGHORN Golf Club Charities