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Morongo Marks $1 Million Milestone with Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

More than 35,000 children have participated in the Christmas Cheer All Year Shopping Spree, sponsored by Morongo for the past 10 years

 

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019) – Holiday joy and excitement ruled the day as more than 3,000 disadvantaged children from across Southern California took part on Monday in the annual Christmas Cheer All YearShopping Spree, sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

Over the past decade Morongo has given $1 million to the nonprofit, resulting in more than 35,000 children in need being treated to a free holiday shopping spree.

Morongo Golf Tournament Raises $10,000 for Cabazon Public Library

More than 100 golfers participated in the event at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon to help support the valuable community library.

Cabazon, Calif– More than 100golfers took to the fairways to help raise $10,000 to benefit the Cabazon Community Library at a golf tournament held on Monday, December 2 at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon.

Morongo Turkey Giveaway Helps Provide Over 225,000 Thanksgiving Meals

Volunteer Jason McFadden of Fountain of Life Temple Church in Banning helps package turkeys being donated by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

The tribe increased the number of turkeys being given out to 12,500 for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – TheMorongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 12,500 free turkeys this week to help provide holiday meals to families, seniors and veterans in need as part of the tribe’s 34th Annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program.

This year’s program will once again help nonprofit groups, churches and charities provide more than 225,000 holiday meals across Southern California. Recognizing the growing need across the region, the tribe increased the number of turkeys it donated this year by 25 percent over past years.

Since the program’s creation, Morongo has given away nearly 145,000 turkeys, which in turn have provided an estimated 2.75 million holiday meals.

Morongo Awards $40,000 in College Scholarships to Native American Students

Morongo’s Annual Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship has awarded more than $500,000 to Native American students, the most underrepresented group in higher education.

“Morongo is proud to support the Rodney T. Matthews Jr. Scholarship in its mission to reverse the trends that have left Native Americans as the most underrepresented group in colleges and universities,” Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin said. “In the past 15 years Morongo has been able to provide Native American students with more than a $500,000 in college scholarships.”

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