From the Executive Director

November 2017

It is hard to believe that November is already upon us. As your thoughts start turning to the upcoming holiday season, we’d like to suggest that you treat yourself to a special experience: the upcoming Barry Manilow 2017 A Gift of Love IV Christmas Charity Concerts at the McCallum Theatre December 12 and 13 and then again December 15, 16 and 17. AAP – Food Samaritans has been invited to benefit from these delightful concerts that will feature Barry’s hit songs and holiday favorites. To learn more and to order these exclusive tickets for yourself or as a gift, please visit call 310-957-5788, and please select AAP – Food Samaritans as your designated charity when making your purchase.
Don’t forget that acclaimed performer Gladys Knight will be our featured performer at the 2018 Evening Under the Stars gala on May 5. Tables and individual tickets are on sale already – and remember that the earlier you purchase your tickets, the better your placement at the event. Don’t delay – show your support today. Remember that a significant portion of your Evening Under the Stars ticket price is tax deductible. BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW
Once again, we are honored that Nabil Najjar of the Desert Tennis Association and Tournament Director of the Palm Springs Open is supporting AAP - Food Samaritans with their annual event. AAP has been the designated beneficiary of this tournament since 2005, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support. This type of continued sponsorship directly funds our food voucher program, which helps the Valley’s most needful residents who struggle to maintain their strength and well-being. If you would like to watch the Palm Springs Open tournament or participate in their Player’s Banquet, please read the article below.
I want to remind you all that AAP - Food Samaritans is accepting new clients and turning to the community to ask for help in spreading the word to potential new clients. If you know of someone who fits these guidelines, please urge them to contact us to see if they qualify for our nutritional support program.
Thank you for all that you do for AAP – Food Samaritans. Your continuing support of our programs means so much to us.
Mark Anton, Executive Director