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Our mission is to make a significant difference in the lives of others
in our community and inspire others to accomplish incredible things.

Charity for Charity:
26780 Ynez Court
Suite A
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 777-8277
charityforcharity07@gmail.com

Charity for Charity is a non-profit organization raising funds to fulfill the wishes of local residents with special needs whether it is medical, financial or other. What’s special about this organization is not only the fact that it’s collaborated by a group of girlfriends, but that they focus on INDIVIDUALS and making a difference, one person at a time. The board of directors is made up of these friends, all volunteering 100% to make a difference in their community.

Each year, Charity for Charity selects an adult and a child as its beneficiaries, and grants their wish in the beginning of each year at the Stars of the Valley Awards Party and Benefit! “THE BIG ONE”… is a Golden Globes style event, granting wishes to its beneficiaries, in person and awarding individuals from the community who have been nominated by their peers in personal categories such as Fashionista, World Traveler, etc.

Throughout the year Charity for Charity holds other events as well, check the website often, as we post more information!

Charity Presifilippo, Jennifer Hughes, Karen LaPoint, Gina Vitamanti and Brenda Bentivengo came together years ago as a group of friends to help raise money for a friend of Charity’s who had been stricken with a rare form of spinal cancer. Charity had a vision of creating an awards party. Charity combined her love for Hollywood, Red Carpets and award ceremonies with her desire to help a friend. The girls all came together to help and the vision became a reality. Thus, the “Stars of the Valley Awards Party and Benefit” was born.

Charity for Charity now selects beneficiaries by applications each year. Chosen benefactors must be from the Temecula Valley. Charity for Charity continues to grow and our ultimate goal is to be able to give back to our community throughout the year as needs arise.

As Charity for Charity grows, its dream is to raise enough money not to be limited in the wishes that we can fulfill. More funds mean bigger and better wishes to fulfill!

"Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, ... and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."
1 Corinthians 13:3

Founder:

Charity Prestifilippo has lived in the Temecula Valley since 1979. This valley has grown hand and hand with Charity as she's gone to school here, worked for several businesses in town and now is married, raising 2 boys and working with her husband to run 4 businesses.

Charity has a large network of friends and colleagues in the Valley and feels that this community is the best in the world! Knowing this, inspired her to reach out and help a dear friend who was diagnosed with a rare cancer found inside of his spinal cord. As a party coordinator by nature, she had always wanted to throw a red carpet awards party. She put 2 and 2 together and created an event unlike any other! Having locals nominate each other in different "personal" categories such as "Fashionista", "World Traveler", "Wine - O", "Magnetic", etc.

Once the nominations were in, all the invited guests went back on the website to vote for the top 5 out of each category. The winners were announced at Stars of the Valley Awards Party and Benefit. It was a night to remember with entertainment, sentimental video clips, presenters, winners and even commercial breaks!

The event was such a success that it inspired Charity to do it every year selecting a new beneficiary each year! Today, Charity for charity has a tax exempt status, board of directors and an inspired committee of locals and friends who are all working together to make the event and cause better and better every year! charityforcharity07@gmail.com

Board of Directors:

  • Charity Prestifilippo
  • Brandi MacMillan
  • Brenda Bentivengo
  • Gina Vitamanti
  • Leah Finn
  • Karen LaPointe
  • Jennifer Hughes

How to Contact Us:

Non-Profit:

  • Charity for Charity is a federally licensed 501(3) non-profit organization (#26-0242616) and is run by local residents on a strictly volunteer basis with the sole purpose of helping others.
 
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