Judith Antonio accepts a check from Dusty Wings’ Althea Heagy and Carrie Coons, while TFT’s Andrea Hecht looks on. Credit: Suzanne Fromkin

Dusty Wings of the Desert board president Carrie Coons and vice president Althea Heagy presented an $8,000 check to Tools for Tomorrow board president Judith Antonio at an April 8 luncheon at Chaparral County Club.

Antonio expressed gratitude for Dusty Wings’ support of TFT’s free after-school arts literacy program in Coachella Valley elementary schools.

Dusty Wings board president-elect Jean Carrus introduced TFT’s executive director, Andrea Hecht, who spoke about how volunteers can assist teachers in the classrooms, ensuring that students feel “seen”; help with social media (especially by taking photos and videos); assemble art kits; and more.

TFT is gearing up for the July 23 “Christmas in July” brunch or dinner concert at The Roost Lounge in Cathedral City; people can enter creative holiday wreaths for the contest/auction.

For more info on Tools for Tomorrow, visit toolsfortomorrow.org or call 760-601-3954.

Dusty Wings is a fellowship of airline flight attendants. Since its founding in 1983, Dusty Wings has donated approximately $1 million to charities in the desert. For more info on Dusty Wings, contact Jean Carrus at jcc42230@gmail.com.

This piece was submitted on behalf of Tools for Tomorrow by Suzanne Fromkin.

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