Postal Palm Springs Pledges Financial Support For

AAP – Food Samaritans

AAP – Food Samaritans announced that it has received a pledge of financial support from local retailer Postal Palm Springs. During the month of March 2021, 20% of net USPS, UPS, and FedEx transactions at the shipping, mail and retail center will be donated to AAP – Food Samaritans. Postal Palm Springs is located at 1717 E. Vista Chino in Palm Springs, in the Stater Brothers Grocery store complex. This is the first promotion of this kind to be arranged for AAP – Food Samaritans.

“Even the smallest act of kindness has the power to change lives,” said Postal Palm Springs co-owners Steve Benavides and Michael Rueb. “Every act of charity contributes toward improving lives and the community in which we live. At Postal Palm Springs we feel a deep sense of responsibility to serve our communities. We are passionate about our commitment and ask our community to help us meet our campaign goal of $35,000 in retail shipping sales.” “This kind of support from our valued friends at Postal Palm Springs demonstrates how businesses can create donation programs as a part of their daily routine,” said Mark Anton, CEO/Executive Director of AAP – Food Samaritans. “We are extremely grateful to Steve,

Michael and all of the staff at Postal Palm Springs for helping us continue our mission of serving those Coachella valley residents who need help the most.” Please see the staff at Postal PS for details on eligible transactions. You may contact Postal Palm Springs at (760) 864-1401 or

For 24 years, Postal Palm Springs has been the “go-to” resource for packing, shipping, printing, and business service needs of the residents and businesses of Palm Springs. Their team of dedicated, professionally trained experts understands the meaning of Super-Star Customer Care – focusing on saving you time and money by ensuring you get the right products and services at the right price – in a single, quick visit. Now in its 30th year of service to the community, AAP – Food Samaritans remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses – helping the people in our community who need it the most. For more information, please call 760-325-8481 or visit

Virtual Red Dress

Since we can’t hold our typical annual Red Dress Dress Red Dance Party this spring, we’re keeping the spirit alive with a Virtually Red Dress Weekend benefitting the official 10th anniversary of The Community Food Bank @ The Center, on March 20th & 21st, 2021.

Let’s have some fun, while keeping you motivated and your body moving, in preparation for when it is physically safe for us to once again gather together on the dance floor (hopefully later in 2021!).

We’re inviting all our friends in the Coachella Valley and beyond to choose a physically distanced activity of your choice and get active while engaging in peer-to-peer fundraising to raise $100,000 for our Community Food Bank! Fitness Influencer Craig Ramsay will guide us during that weekend with virtual warm-ups on both days, and will lead a Virtually Red Dress 5K Run/Walk. And we will close out the weekend with a virtual Head Over Heels dance party featuring DJ Galaxy.

Let’s keep the Red Dress spirit alive, paint the valley virtually RED, all while raising awareness for food insecurity and essential funds for your Community Food Bank @ The Center!

In the meantime, take care of yourselves, and take care of each other. We’re the only ones we’ve got. Whatever else might be happening in your life, know that we’re here for you. Please email if you have any questions. Visit for more info.

The Living Desert: Wildlights of Spring

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce that WildLights will return to the Zoo – with a spring twist! WildLights of Spring will take place nightly, March 15-28, 2021, with light displays, delicious fare, and memorable moments.

 “Although our holiday WildLights event was cut short, we are delighted to welcome our community to experience WildLights of Spring. Warmer weather, synchronized light displays, animals, and other surprises will offer guests a unique way to experience The Living Desert during the evening,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert.

WildLights of Spring will take guests on an illuminated journey around the Zoo with enchanting assortments of lighted animal sculptures and vantages of select habitats including the emus of the Australian Adventures. A portion of the African Safari loop will be open for guests to see cheetahs, zebras, African wild dogs, and other animals. The event also will feature new music for the light zones – including the Tunnel of Lights, Dazzling Gift, and Discovery Center. Guests can take a spin on the carousel and make s’mores around a fire, for an additional fee. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

“The community is invited to join us for the return one of the desert’s favorite traditions – just during a different season,” said Mark Miller, Director of Park Services and Guest Relations at The Living Desert. “We expect to sell out all dates, so guests are encouraged to get their tickets early.”

For the continued safety of guests and staff, The Living Desert has implemented numerous precautions including required advanced reservations, limited guest capacity, required face coverings for all guests three years and older, and easy access to numerous hand washing and sanitizing stations. Tickets are on sale now at and advanced purchase is required.

The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Launches  Trailicious

What is Trailicious?

With the Trailicious Pass, locals and visitors can enjoy hikes and bites and win prizes throughout Greater Palm Springs. Users can choose from 30 trails via the Trailicious pass, filtered by experience level or location, as well as receive suggestions for nearby things to do like outdoor art. Additionally, the pass features discounts and specials from a variety of Greater Palm Springs restaurants for take-out and alfresco dining. Users can check in while on their hike or redeem one of the special restaurant deals featured on the pass for a chance to win a $50 gift card from a Greater Palm Springs eatery.

With hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding paths, Greater Palm Springs is a haven for hungry thrill-seekers who can pick up a snack, pack a takeout picnic or refuel after hiking by dining alfresco on one of our perfect patios.

“We are thrilled to be launching the Trailicious Pass to encourage visitors to experience our wide open spaces and wide array of culinary options,” said Colleen Pace, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at the CVB.

Here’s How:

Go to to register for your mobile exclusive passport with a collection of hiking trails and outdoor art installations. This will also get you special deals and discounts from participating restaurants to redeem during your visit.

Once you register, your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email. There’s no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy access.

When you visit a participating restaurant, present your phone to a staff member to redeem available offers. To check in to a hike, simply click “Check In” when you are within .50 miles of the trailhead.

Find more information on the pass and some of the suggested hikes at