(Pictured, Rich Ramhoff, CVCC Chair, C.J. Tobe, Director of Community Health, DAP Health, and Emily Falappino, CVCC President/CEO)
DAP Health and Revivals Stores named Non-Profit of the year by Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
Recognizing the impact DAP Health and Revivals, it’s resale fundraising engine, has had on the community, The Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) awarded its Non-Profit of the Year Award to both organizations at its 2022 business awards dinner and annual meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells.
The GCVCC serves as an umbrella organization under which each desert cities’ chambers of commerce belong. It provides support, advocacy and resources for individuals, organizations, and industries to create opportunities and help further the interests of small businesses. “The chamber is a convener of all people,” said GCVCC President and CEO Emily Falappino, “We help employers with tools and resources so that they become bigger, more successful and contribute to the economy and quality of life as well.”
This was the first year GCVCC accepted nominations from the broader business community. A committee of staff and key board members reviewed applications and assessed each non-profit organization based on community of impact, range of impact, length of service, measurable footprint, and achievements over the past year.
“The consensus was that DAP Health has a really long history of serving the community,” said Falappino. “They have a stake and an influence in every single city that we serve. We've seen them grow; we've seen the exponential good. And even despite the pandemic...there's clearly a continued investment into the organization's mission.”
Since 1984, DAP Health's mission has been to ensure people with HIV and AIDS living in the Coachella Valley lead healthy and happy lives by receiving the comprehensive and compassionate care every human being deserves. DAP Health offers medical and mental healthcare, STI testing and treatment, dentistry, pharmacy, and lab services. A variety of wraparound services enable patients to experience optimal health, including social services, support groups, alternative therapies, and other wellness services. HIV care is provided by the largest team of specialized clinicians in the area.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce,” said DAP Health Chief Executive Officer and President David Brinkman. “We are committed to meeting people where they are with what they need and the GCVCC serves as an important conduit in our ability to do so.”
Added Revival’s Director of Retail Dane Koch, “It’s so gratifying to receive this award. DAP Health now serves over 10,000 clients offering the full spectrum of medical care, housing, behavioral health services, and food assistance. 100% of the sales from Revivals goes directly to funding those services. We really are a community-based health service organization.”
Opened in1995, Revivals now boasts four well-stocked locations, and a loyal following. From Palm Springs to Indio, savvy shoppers can find great bargains on clothing, housewares, furniture, electronics and much more, all while donating to a worthy cause. Last year alone, Revivals contributed over $1.5 million to DAP Health.
“We're just really proud of DAP Health and the Revivals stores,” said Falappino. “They are a really important part of our community. They provide a resource that is necessary in life changing and life giving. And so, it's been awesome to see them continue to grow and thrive. And this is just a salute to all the work they've put in.”