March 10, 2023



Desert Best Friend’s Closet is excited to announce that it will host the 9th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show entitled “Put Your Best Shoe Forward” event on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 11:00am at Aqua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Tickets are available for purchase at


With approximately 300 guests expected, this event brings an experience like no other in the valley.  Champaign reception begins at 11:00am where guests can shop various vendors of jewelry, wears, and arts and crafts. Not to mention Desert Best Friend’s Closet’s famous “Pop-Up Boutique” where every item is $5 each piece, buy 4 items and your 5th item is FREE. During lunch you’ll be entertained by the “Put Your Best Shoe Forward” fashion show featuring past and present clients of Desert Best Friend’s Closet and partner agencies.  You’ll hear stories from clients who have made a change in their lives. The Silent Auction features many fun and exciting items, something to fit everyone’s budget.


“Put Your Best Shoe Forward is the ‘Must Attend’ fundraiser of the season”, stated Matthew Campos, Executive Director of Desert Best Friend’s Closet, “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shop, but most importantly your contribution will make a difference in the life of our neighbor that needs that hand up and encouragement to make a positive change in their life.”


This event would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors:


Title Sponsor:          Susie & Wayne Harvey


Table Sponsors:

Hot Purple Energy

Connie Golds & The Founders Circle

Pacific Western Bank

City of Palm Desert

We Are One United

Creative Excellence Leadership LLC

Desert Elite Referral Partners


Program Sponsor:  Proper Solutions

Dessert Sponsor:    Scandalous Salon


For additional information, contact:  Matthew Campos, Executive Director at Desert Best Friend’s Closet, 760.568.1238.


About Desert Best Friend’s Closet … Desert Best Friends Closet, a California non-profit 501(c)3, which educates and empowers its clients for success in employment and in life.