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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, First Aid, Job Training, Youth Development - Business

Mission: To Promote "Wellness" and Provide Life Changing Opportunities to Diversified Communities.

Results: Since 2006, The Eight has help over 10,000 Youth, Women and Families make multiple steps toward adulthood, continued education, home ownership, improved health and financial independence.

Target demographics: Promote "Wellness" and Life Changing Opportunities to Diversified Communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 Families, 300 Youth, 25 Nonprofits, 450 Individuals/Entrepreneurs,900 Health Screenings

Geographic areas served: Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and Los Angeles County

Programs: Healthy Infants, Women, Adults & Youth (HIWAY) When In Need Distribution (WIND) and INOV8 Creative Programs

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very happy to let everyone know about the wonderful assistance The Eight nonprofit provided to me during a dark time in my life. I lost my job and did not know where to turn. I search on the internet "nonprofits near Palm Springs" and several organizations showed up in the search. I attempted to reach many of them and many either did not return my call or could not help. Finally, I call The Eight and left a message over the weekend. To my surprise, I received a call on Sunday and I explained my situation to the wellness coach. I was not given false hope but what I was empowered to the point, I was able to establish a realistic plan of action. They did not strip me of my power to make decisions that work best for me. They listened to me and by doing so, I heard myself and discovered so many options I had in front of me. The founder of The Eight has a saying "Look In Your Hands" and now I understand... In addition to the wonderful chat, I was provided a list of resources. I am pleased to say that I am employed and now volunteer for The Eight as often as I can. Many people have no idea, including me until now, how much The Eight is helping people of all ages in the Coachella Valley. Thanks to The Eight, for helping me in an area that was dark and now I am shining bright with enthusiasm!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Even though we are a small organization we have a huge commitment to serving the community. We will go the extra mile, and even if we can't finish the race we will pass the torch to the appropriate resource so the community we serve will benefit. This is why I love being a part of this organization, we are the little engine that could !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Eight is one of the few grass root organizations that takes time and care along with much needed basic resources directly to the economically disadvantaged communities in the Riverside County area. By connecting life resources with people in need without destroying dignity in the process has proven to be a key strength. The Eight advocates a support-based reform agenda with the primary goal of providing strategically aligned necessary resources to each person seeking our services. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach for the pinnacle of success which is to lead a healthy and productive life.

carollangley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am excited to be a volunteer of The Eight. The founder Alicia Hollins is such a kind and empathetic spirit. She is a true inspiration. This nonprofit understands the importance of reciprocity and the importance of being non-judgemental. They are a handful of human beings helping human beings by offering tools toward self-sufficiency to include the formula of leading a well-rounded life in order to be well. I wish more people would donate to The Eight as they have very limited resources. They do not have a physical office. I am amazed by how innovative they are by maximizing technology, they conduct virtual meetings and organize volunteers via the internet. They are always partnering with the local and national organization to create "pop-up" events in order to reach communities. The organization functions through a 100% volunteer pool. Which is awesome to know that what you donate actually goes to the programs. I will continue to be of service and assist The Eight with their mission toward making wellness and safety the "norm" in Coachella Valley communities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Eight provide safety and wellness programs that promote a positive culture in Coachella Valley homes, schools and workplaces. I sincerely can appreciate the holistic approach they use to help identify core issues which often deflate total wellness. I personally have struggled with imbalances in my life and now, because of The Eight, I have the knowledge and understanding about the importance of needing all 8 dimensions of wellness as well as how safety is also a key factor I am on the path to a wellness-centered life. Thank you.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Eight programs help educate communities in the Coachella Valley on the importance of wellness and safety. Most think of these two silos as independent concerns when in fact they are interconnected and need to be considered as such. The Eight programs are innovative and have engaged and motivated thousands of people to assess and make changes, where necessary in order to lead a successful lifestyle.

All of The Eight programs are conducted through volunteers, in-kind and monetary donations. Please help this grassroots nonprofit.

Donor

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT is a strong, powerful, and competent organization that is changing how the Coachella Valley views wellness. Not only as physical wellness but also, social, occupational, spiritual, environmental, financial, intellectual and emotional wellness. The organization provide wellness and safety workshops and pop up events to promote the importance of viewing wellness and safety as one.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Eight is a nonprofit organization that makes a real difference by changing the world every single day. Without federal funding, they still manage to help families in need by embracing the "our brother's keeper" approach and with love, consideration, and care. They promote wellness and safety by educating youth and their families on how to be well balanced. I attended the Great ShakeOut event hosted by The Eight and it was very knowledgeable, We practiced "Drop, Cover and Hold On" drills, The offered free health screenings. Everyone left with a user-friendly Family Emergency Plan forms and encouraged us to discuss with our families a plan in case of an earthquake or unforeseen disaster.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Eight continues to show sincere care, respect and consideration for people in need. The organization advocates Wellness in all areas of our lives. We are proud to partner with them as they continue to connect life resource to people in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helping children and their families regain hope, confidence and dignity.

happyhelenj

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never knew there were 8 dimensions of wellness. I always associated being well with being physically fit and not have any major health issues. Thanks to The Eight, I am making sure that my entire life is balanced. Not only do I watch my nutrition, I make sure I have "me" time and seek ways to improve my entire well being. Wake up call for me. Happy it was sooner than later. Great nonprofit!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a mature adult with many struggling with multiple health issues. The Eight nonprofit has helped to extend my life. It may sound extreme but I was suffering with acute high blood pressure, boarder line diabetic and feeling lonely. Most people may know The Eight for their first response to help people in need. But I know them because of their passion to help create healthier communities. I attend several small health and wellness groups provided by The Eight and I am happy to report my pressure is down, my sugar is down and I am surrounded by peers who understand my struggles and have helped me on my path of wellness .
This organization understands that each person is an individual and pays attention to the core issues to help people heal in more ways than one.

Board Member

Rating: 5

THE EIGHT is one of the Best organizations in the Coachella Valley!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a freshman in college thanks to The Eight assisting me with finding grants online and referring me to additional resources. I am more confident since going through mock interviews and allowing me the opportunity to connect with peers and the community during the summer months. This nonprofit feels more like an extended family who actually care about people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have observed The Eight as the organization presented several events throughout the years that were well-produced and impactful for the community the organization serves.
I am also impressed with the lists of corporations that have given their growing support to The Eight over the years.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you for the kindness you showed to the hundreds of families that came out to your last event! No one noticed how exhausted you were; that's love!

You rock!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for all that you do! There ha not been one occasion that you failed to meet the meets of a family in crisis!

Your organization is well respected by so many of your peers!

Continue to soar!!!!

C. Steptoe

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The Eight is indeed an oasis in the desert! Many families has been positively impacted by your continuous presence in the Coachella Valley!

From toys, to personal hygiene, backpacks with school supplies and more, it is refreshing to know that agencies such as yours are driven to bring hope into the lives of some many.

Pastor C.

1 HIGHWAY

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Eight nonprofit is a small organization with extra-long arms that stretches out and embraces the heart of people in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for The Eight and they've done great work in the community. Giving away toys to kids during Christmas and helping underprivileged families find hope. It's nice to see the smiles on their faces when you're giving them something small, but means the world to them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family became homeless due to a fire in the middle of the night. My children had nothing but pajamas and a friend a church suggested we contact The Eight. The organization was kind and thoughtful. They gave each of my children their own bag filled with blanket, hygiene, games , etc. We were given food and shelter for the night and was referred to the proper agencies in order for us to get back on our feet. It is hard to believe that this grassroots organization showed up before anyone else. I now understand that they help when they can because they have yet to receive government funding. They just operate on pure love and with a handful of people who care for people. Everyone is a volunteer. My family is grateful and are getting back on our feet. But this could not have been done without The Eight . The first night was the most frightening night and they helped me and my children feel safe and hopeful. I am pleased to be a volunteer for the organization and can actually give back.