Walmart Neighborhood Market awards $1,000 for youth services in east Coachella Valley
Darryl Shumway, General Manager of the Coachella Walmart Neighborhood Market located on the corner of 48th and Jackson Street serving the cities of Indio and Coachella announced the award of $1000 to the nonprofit organization CVCT Collaborative. Mr. Shumway said he and the staff were looking for a way to help neighborhood youth in the communities their neighborhood market serves and became aware of the nonprofit organization CVCT Collaborative. The CVCT Collaborative works with local public and private nonprofits to break down barriers to needed services for youth at risk and to provide positive alternatives, such as after school activities, to deter gang recruitment of youth in the east Coachella Valley.
Jaime Bikis, President of the CVCT Collaborative, said “the Walmart award fits perfectly with CVCT’s goal to bring together businesses and youth serving agencies to provide a positive impact on local community youth and that the funds will be used to support CVCT Collaborative core services, including after school Kids Clubs, youth financial assistance for needed services, continuing education programs, and its collaboration efforts to identify and provide help to youth who are experiencing barriers preventing them from succeeding in school and at home”.
There was a ceremony on June 18th, 2021 at the Coachella Walmart Neighborhood Market on the corner of 48th and Jackson Street to present the award to the Board members of the CVCT Collaborative. The public was invited.