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Charles L Huff, Volunteer Coordinator, Revivals/DAP

Revivals Volunteers with Charles Huff - Revivals Palm Springs

I come to Revivals with over 20 years of banking operations experience in New Jersey and San Francisco, CA and the former Bank Operations Manager for the City & County of San Francisco Treasurer’s Office under 2 treasurers;  Mary Callanan and Susan Leal.  HIV/AIDS advocacy, volunteering, fund development and board work in San Francisco has been part of my being in San Francisco. I have been part of New Leaf Services for Our Community as a volunteer, chair of fund raising, board member and board president; Black Coalition on AIDS, board member and board president. For many years led New Leaf and others in their efforts supporting, fundraising for and being the beneficiary of Academy of Friends (San Francisco non-profit raising money on Oscar night to benefit local agencies).

I came to Palm Springs with my partner of  32 for him to rest and heal from being a transitional quadriplegic and surviving stage 4 Head & Neck  Cancer (that we thought was in remission) after a year and a half his cancer returned on the pancreas, making me a widower.

It became time for me to rebuild a life and I chose to stay in Palm Springs, where I have met many wonderful people who have encouraged and lifted me up. I began to seek out employment where I found Brighthaus Marketing who employed me in the social media realm which led me to volunteering for Desert AIDS Project, further I took on some social media work for Desert AIDS Project which later led to part time employment with Resource and Development at DAP. When I saw the posting for the Volunteer Coordinator at Revivals I applied, a combination of business, volunteerism, supervision and creativity and here I am.

Music and theatre have always been a part of my life and recently have returned to it with friends and families encouragement.  You can hear me sing at the Finals of Palm Springs Sings at the Purple Room Palm Springs June 19th, 2015 6:30 pm Reservations encouraged $10.00.

As the new Volunteer Coordinator at Revivals it is my goal to lead the best retail volunteer corps;  building it in numbers, social networking and entertainment, cross volunteerism, activism and really sharing the joy of volunteerism and giving back to one’s community. The Coordinator position is being revamped so that I will be much more accessible and involved in your store activities and the overall management of volunteers. Caring and sharing to make Revivals an even greater institution within the Desert AIDS Project brand than it already is.  I look forward to our journey together, ironing out kinks making a perfectly pressed ensemble that will be the talk of the town!

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