“I’ve been on the board of directors of the Desert Outreach Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) for about four years and am currently the Vice President,” shares Michael.
“Our two primary objectives are to provide scholarships to local students and to provide teddy bears to children in crisis. The Foundation has been around for more than 15 years and we’re all volunteers. We’ve given out nearly $200,000 in scholarships over the years to recipients who are locally based students, though they can attend school anywhere,” he adds.
The Desert Regional Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, Healthy Family Living, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, Betty Ford Center’s Children Program, Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, Palm Desert Police Department, Shelter From The Storm, and Child Protective Services of Riverside County have all received teddy bears for distribution.
To find out more about Michael or the foundation, visit http://www.michaellarson.net/