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Martha’s Village & Kitchen Takes the Top Prize of $ 20,000 in the Rap Foundation’s Desert Fast Pitch Competition

We are excited to announce that Martha’s Village and Kitchen won the top prize of $20,000 for “Best Pitch” at the RAP Foundation’s Desert Fast Pitch Competition amongst local Nonprofits! The winning pitch was presented by Martha’s Village and Kitchen’s Executive Vice President, Stephanie Minor.
What is the Fast Pitch?

The RAP Foundation’s Desert Fast Pitch is a competitive, five-month training and coaching program that helps nonprofit staff succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.” The program also helps participants to develop key skills, foster new relationships, gain exposure, and increase their organizations’ ability to attract new resources over time. After weeks of classes, training and a preliminary competition selected finalists
presented a 3-minute pitch about their non-profit organization. The pitches were presented to a panel of judges and a live audience on November 13, 2018.
A Focus On Homeless Children

Ms. Minor’s pitch addressed the issue of homelessness and children. She informed the audience and the panel of judges that 1 out of every 11 children in the state of California is homeless. Stephanie continued to tell the stories of two homeless children, Stacey and Jose, including how they ended up at Martha’s Village and Kitchen, and how they moved through the program. In addition, she asked for funds to create a space that is just for homeless children as part of MVK’s residential unit.

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