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Michelle’s Place Awarded $55,000 Grant from Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Fourth annual “All-in 4 Change” event raises funds for local charities and organizations.

Temecula, Calif. (June 18, 2018) – Last week, Harrah’s Resort Southern California hosted its fourth annual “All-in 4 Change” awards luncheon, awarding $150,000 in grants to some of Southern California’s most deserving non-profit organizations. Michelle’s Place was awarded the 1st place grant worth $55,000 to support its programs providing support to individuals and families impacted by breast cancer.

“We are still in shock and beyond grateful for this generous grant that will do so much good for those we serve,” said Kim Gerrish, executive director of Michelle’s Place. “This grant enables us to keep expanding our programs and services offered to meet the needs of the community.”

The “All-in 4 Change” awards luncheon was created in 2015 to showcase the resort’s pride for and commitment to its community. In March, non-profits from San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties were invited to apply for the program. Applications were carefully reviewed by the judging committee and in early April, eligible applicants were informed that they made it to the next stage of the competition. Community members were encouraged to vote for their favorite non-profits among the group of finalists, and when the polls closed on April 24, votes were tabulated to count for 50% of the overall score to win a grant, while the remaining 50% of the score was determined by a carefully selected committee at Harrah’s Resort Southern California.

“It means so much to us to be able to give back to these very deserving non-profits,” said Darrell Pilant, vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort Southern California. “With the continued support of our community, we were able to make this year’s event our biggest yet and we’re grateful to be able to celebrate local organizations that are truly making a difference.”

Harrah’s Resort Southern California has shared its financial success by donating a portion of its profits to local community and charitable causes. Since opening its doors in 2002, Harrah’s Resort Southern California has donated more than $4 million dollars in cash and in-kind gifts to community and charitable organizations.