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Formed in the Coachella Valley in 1987, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Desert is dedicated to promoting the health, mobility, independence, and social inclusion of special needs and disadvantaged children throughout the Coachella Valley. By providing life-enriching assistance to Coachella Valley children, Variety helps children experience all the joys of childhood while growing to become confident, independent, and free to access all that the world offers. Recently the organization has expanded its services by establishing an early childhood development resource center to help parents in the Coachella Valley identify and recognize early childhood development concerns and provide them with the appropriate resources to help overcome challenges and set their children on a path to success.

The Women of Wonder Award Luncheon was borne out of Variety’s desire to recognize and celebrate women who have made a difference in the lives of Coachella Valley children, especially children with special needs. Kara Robinson, Variety Board Secretary and Luncheon Committee Chair, stated, “We wanted to create a forum where we could recognize Honorees who are inspirational women making our community a better place. Many nominations were submitted for this inaugural Woman of Wonder recognition opportunity. We are excited to present five exceptional Honorees for recognition at the April 29th luncheon”. Honorees include Beth Aune, Elizabeth Grant, Sensei Tamara Canedo, Yadira Regla-Cuevas, and Kajsa Thuresson-Frary. The Award Plaques will feature original artwork by art and music students in Variety’s Coachellart Program.

KESQ News Channel 3 Patrick Evans will emcee the Women of Wonder Luncheon at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Guests to enjoy complimentary valet, complimentary champagne upon arrival, a silent auction, three-course lunch, and a program that celebrates the collective work of 5 Honorees. A program book is being produced. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To attend RSVP by April 20th. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, visit varietyofthedesert.org or phone 760-773-9800. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]