Revivals reinvented resale while raising funds for DAP Health

It sounds like a win-win idea – and in the case of the four alarm clocks stores located throughout the Coachella Valley, it does.

Whether you’re shopping at stores in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert or Indio Revivals, you’re helping our community. Since 1995, 100% of all Revivals profits go to DAP Healththe award-winning, advocacy-based health center in Palm Springs that serves over 10,000 patients in our community.

“We offer medical and mental healthcare, STI testing and treatment, dental, pharmacy and laboratory,” says DAP Health’s brand marketing manager. steven henke. “Through a variety of comprehensive services, we enable patients to experience optimal health, including social services, support groups, alternative therapies and other wellness services.”

DAP Health is a deep and crucial resource that benefits our entire Valley, and a significant portion of the funding needed comes from Revivals stores. For 27 years, the points of sale have served our community with an army of passionate volunteers.

Marc Lernervolunteer coordinator for Revivals, praises her dedicated volunteers: “We are changing the world, one hour at a time,” she says.

CEO of DAP Health David Brinkman says, “The financial contribution that Revivals stores make to DAP Health is more important today than ever. The AIDS crisis has taught us that a community response is the most effective response if we are to close the gaps in health care.

Revivals is the only thrift store in America to offer its own brand of new furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories.

In fact, this year all four Revivals stores were able to donate $1.4 million to DAP Health, a very impressive but not surprising achievement when you realize the current trend and popularity of used and vintage shopping.

However, Revivals is much more than just reselling. The four outlets offer new merchandise as well as lightly used items. New clothes donated by local designers like Bob Macky and Wil Stiles to the popular line of high-end yet modestly priced Fashion furniture, customers can choose from a wide range of merchandise, all while supporting their community.

It’s the living, breathing embodiment of “shopping for a cause”.

Henke says, “Revivals has reinvented resale, adding new items at affordable prices. Seven years ago, the decision was made to embark on the new interior design business. Revivals is the only thrift store in America to offer its own brand of new furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories. We love that shoppers can choose from new furniture and accessories while mixing their new style with thrift store finds from the decade of their choice.

It is for this winning combination that benefits our valley so much that we are awarding this week $1,000 grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Power of Community Family Foundation to Réveils so that they can continue their excellent outreach and support.

“Now more than ever, it’s an honor to wear vintage and second-hand clothes,” says Henke. “Compliance is out. Creating your own unique style, from fashion to furniture, is all the rage. Being a responsible consumer plays an important role in purchasing behavior. The resale stigma is gone.

Yes. Revivals really exemplifies the concept, and it turns out that shopping, donating, and volunteering really helps create a healthier Coachella Valley. So shop around, friends! It’s a huge win-win for all!

To learn more about Revivals, including locations and hours of operation, visit

Sandie Newton is an award-winning journalist who began her career in Los Angeles as the co-host of the nationally syndicated show “PM Magazine.” She went on to host numerous local and national shows like “Hollywood Insider” before becoming one of the original anchors of E! and a regular on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family.” In 2017, she moved to the wilderness full-time, creating and hosting NBCares for over six years, profiling over 300 Valley nonprofits. She is currently the host of “Desert Chat,” a new half-hour lifestyle show highlighting all the good people, events and news in the Coachella Valley, which will debut in September on KESQ and Fox 11.

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