Martha’s Village & Kitchen 'Unlocks the Vault' at Bighorn

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More than 300 Coachella Valley business leaders and supporters of Martha’s Village & Kitchen were treated to viewing a stellar collection of cars after gaining access to the ultra-exclusive car museum called The Vault.

Martha’s Village & Kitchen hosted its inaugural fundraiser Unlock the Vault at Bighorn 2016 on Feb. 16 in Palm Desert. The fundraiser featured fine jewelry by Leeds & Son and designer couture by Presage worn by stunning models who mingled with the audience.

 “This event brought the best of our supporters, volunteers and many new friends together to help make a difference for children, families and individuals struggling in our community,” said Linda Barrack, Martha’s Village & Kitchen’s president and CEO.

Every year the non-profit organization serves more than 250,000 meals to 6,000 impoverished and homeless people, assists with recovery and emergency services and develops families to be self-sufficient via their education, child care and career development services. Their transitional housing program leads to 90 percent of their residential clients graduating to permanent, affordable housing.

“We are in our 25th year of proving key services in the Coachella Valley,” praised Stephanie Minor, director of development for Martha’s Village & Kitchen. "I am so honored to have experienced the incredible community support in helping us fulfill our mission to help those in need in the Coachella Valley. We had a tremendous showing at Unlock the Vault at Bighorn, and we are so grateful for everyone’s generosity.”

Martha's Village & Kitchen
83791 Date Ave.
Indio, Calif.


The Redline Lounge is elevated about BIGHORN’s Vault floor so you can truly enjoy the entire car collection.


Martha’s Village & Kitchen Board of Directors include (from left): Art Martin, Cynthia Hutchinson, Duane Jacobs, Martha Jimenez-Sullivan, Reverend Howard A. Lincoln, Linda Barrack (President and CEO), Henry Burdick (Chairman), Brian Amidei, Dan Dunlap, Bill DeMucci (Vice Chairman), and Bill Lennartz.


 Martha’s Village & Kitchen’s team informed their supporters where donations would be best used, such as feeding 250,000 people annually.


Presage showcase high fashions amongst classic cars.


Leeds & Son featured stunning jewelry for guests to try on.