Sunday, December 30, 2018

Friends of Wonder Valley

Dear Wonder Valley Neighbors,

Last July I founded a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charity called the Friends of Wonder Valley. Its mission is to enhance the lives of those who live in Wonder Valley. 

I’ve been a volunteer in Wonder Valley for nearly 4 years, serving as your MAC delegate. I also started the NextDoor Wonder Valley website, and this site:, and write and publish the Wonder Valley Sand Paper along with my husband and board chairman Ken Sitz. A group of us have been putting on events over the past year and need funds to continue doing this. We also sponsored the Thanksgiving turkey give away and hope to sponsor more food programs in the future.

We just finished an online fundraiser. To date, 68 people helped us raise about half of what we need to fund our programs next year. If you have a tradition of year-end giving, might you consider adding the Friends of Wonder Valley to the groups you support?

We could really use your help. I’m sure you’re aware of how much need there is in Wonder Valley. We’re planning to put together another monthly food distribution, and were able to partner last month with Community Action Partnership to deliver 60 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy Wonder Valley families. And, when we reach our one year anniversary on July 5, 2019, we’ll be able to apply for a Bingo license.

Might you consider giving what you can to show support for the work we do? Even $5 or $10, so you can be counted among our supporters? Or, $5 a month, recurring on PayPal? Every little bit helps.

If you’d like to give online, please go to and click on the [DONATE]  button. If you’d like to send a check, please make it out to Friends of Wonder Valley, and mail it to PO Box 1704, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. Friends of Wonder Valley is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are listed on GuideStar at: All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Giving is confidential.  We will never say who gave or who did not, or how much they gave, if they did, without their permission.

Thank you for your support,

Teresa Sitz
Board Secretary
Friends of Wonder Valley

PS If you want to give, but not to us, please consider giving to the two organizations linked below. The both directly benefit many folks in Wonder Valley.
Reach Out Morongo Basin
Twentynine Palms Food for Life