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Your gift provides our most vulnerable neighbors with vital services

Your philanthropy makes a difference when and where it’s needed most

For more than 96 years, Desert Mission has provided comfort to young children, fragile adults and families in need. Your generous philanthropy ensures that we can continue to care for the vulnerable members of our community.

Because of you, Desert Mission is able to serve our neighbors in need, today, tomorrow and beyond.

And for that, we thank you!

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Desert Mission 2022 General Impact Report 

Sue SadeckiThe past few years have brought trying times, both to our local community and to people around the world. With soaring inflation, gas prices and interest rates, many of our neighbors are shouldering a heavy burden right now.

No matter what challenges we face, we know that when we work together, anything is possible. At Desert Mission, we’re here, together, with members of our community who need a helping hand.

Executive Director, HonorHealth Desert Mission

Desert Mission Food Bank - fresh fruit and vegisYour generosity in action

I’ve never needed to visit a food bank, but I’m here because I had an expensive car repair and other unexpected bills, and I can’t afford to buy food or pay my rent.
— Norma

A long-time food bank guest, Emelda, shared that she was here for a second food visit of the month due to financial concerns caused by health issues. With help from the Living Well program, Emelda received rent and utility assistance to enable her to stay in her home while she learned how to stabilize her finances and health.

Desert Mission Food BankThe need is all around us

With the increasing cost of living, people are being forced to choose between feeding their families and paying bills. Food banks have become a necessity for one in every six adults in the U.S. Demand is growing as pantries across the country are struggling with inflation, staffing shortages and dwindling donations.

Your gift makes an incredible difference for those in need and continues Desert Mission’s legacy of caring. Your gift helps us:

  • Provide nutritious food and fresh produce to hungry children, families and seniors in need.
  • Support children’s early learning, life skill development and school readiness, and give parents access to resources and the knowledge to support their child’s education and development.
  • Offer activities and enrichment for older adults and respite for their caregivers.
  • Put individuals on the path toward self-sufficiency by helping them navigate resources, connect to public and community benefits programs, and receive financial coaching.

Desert Mission Adult Day HealthcareImpact Report

In 2022, generous donors like you enabled Desert Mission to provide:

  • 16,585 emergency food boxes
  • 8,334 households with food (Individuals and households were counted only once but may have been served multiple times)
  • 3,296 federally funded emergency food boxes, supplemented with items from the food bank, for low-income seniors
  • 272 children with an accredited childcare and early education program at Lincoln Learning Center with 97 percent of pre-K graduates assessed as Kindergarten-ready
  • A safe environment and beneficial activities for older adults at Adult Day Healthcare, 25 percent of whom are veterans, with the oldest enjoying each day at 97 years old

Desert Mission kidsYour generosity in action

At Lincoln Learning Center, the teacher’s compassion and love for our child is always evident and makes us feel extremely comfortable. The teachers offer great insight into my child’s development and are always supportive. Lincoln Learning Center is definitely setting the foundation for my child’s future.
— Amanda

The hardest part is I remember who she used to be and who she is now. But every day in Adult Day Healthcare, there are celebrations.
— Joan, daughter

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