Festival of Trees & Holiday Baskets Raffle

Our third annual event, sponsored by the Dave Lucas Memorial Fund for Children, featured over sixty-five amazing raffle prizes.

The net proceeds raised by the Educational Foundation’s trees and baskets will help to support the children and programs within the schools of Desert Sands Unified School District by increasing the number of mini-grants awarded to educators this spring.  Additionally, district schools and school organizations also created baskets for the Festival of Trees and Holiday Baskets Raffle.  Thank you to Amelia Earhart Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Madison Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Amistad High School, Indio High School (2 baskets), La Quinta High School’s Debate Team and Information and Communications Technology Team, Palm Desert High School (2 baskets) and Shadow Hills High School for their beautiful and creative baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets will go back directly to each individual school site/school organization.  

Prizes at the Festival of Trees and Holiday Baskets Raffle included toy trees, dining trees, a massage and coffee tree, an Asian tree, golf foursomes at prestigious courses in the valley, 4 tickets to the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament, 2 general admission tickets to the Stagecoach Festival, 2017, 2  tickets to Stan Lee’s Comic Con, 2 tickets to the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival, 2 VIP tickets to the Indio Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival, a Chromebook computer and sleeve, a Samsung Smart 40” LED/HD TV,  a Samsung Blue Ray Player, a Nintendo 3DS, a Kindle and sleeve, an Apple watch and iPad mini 2, a Bose speaker and wireless headphones, Bare Mineral cosmetics and L’BRI Pure n’ Natural Skin Care Products, an autographed guitar by Foreigner, an autographed basketball by Lakers, Rick Fox, beautiful artwork, a family portrait package by Lifetouch, gourmet and kitchenware items, wine baskets, overnight stays at the La Quinta Resort & Club, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa and the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, jewelry, admission to the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Palm Springs Air Museum, car maintenance certificates, holiday decorations, as well as, many, many more wonderful items.  

We thank our community for their incredible donations and for their support of the Desert Sands Educational Foundation.  Please see below for photos and descriptions.

Announcing! The full list of raffle winners is below! CONGRATULATIONS to all and THANK YOU for participating!