The brilliance of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ renowned WildLights experience and a night of holiday magic await 25 Childhelp Merv Griffin Village children on Saturday, Dec. 11.

The community can assist by fully or partially sponsoring a child’s evening of joy. Any donation is welcome; total sponsorship per child is $50. Checks may be made out to Childhelp and sent to:

Childhelp Indian Wells Chapter

74-333 Highway 111, Suite 206

Palm Desert, CA 92260

“Thanks to our generous hosts and caring local residents, we’re looking forward to re-discovering through a child’s eyes the wonder of the holidays,” said Judy Jensen, Childhelp’s western regional chapter director.

“In addition to thrilling to the sights and sounds of WildLights, the children will be treated to a pizza dinner, courtesy of CPK Kitchen, Palm Desert; a sweatshirt, hot chocolate, s’mores, a ride on the carousel, a group photo with Santa, and more.”

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ WildLights experience commences at 6 p.m. The public is invited to join the group. Tickets are $16 and available at

Childhelp is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1959. Residential treatment facilities (known as villages) provide specialized therapeutic treatment programs for court-referred, severely abused, neglected and at-risk children. The facilities answer a need for full-time, around the clock care and supervision. Childhelp provides a safe and nurturing home for survivors with unique needs from diverse backgrounds.

For more information, contact Childhelp at For more information, contact Childhelp Indian Wells Chapter at 760-674-9400.    For the Love of a Child

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