The East Valley Women’s League will be collecting new and gently used prom dresses and accessories from Feb. 1-28 to be given away for free in March and April to Arizona high school juniors and seniors during the “Cinderella Affair.”
Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) announced that a donation in the amount of $1,500 was presented to Operation Enduring Gratitude Foundation Director Charlie Ellis at the group’s Christmas party in December.
The Ladies Foothills Golf Club, which plays every Tuesday at the Foothills, hosted its annual Christmas golf party and charity giving. They collected more than 500 pairs of women’s and children’s new socks and undies for My Sister’s Place, a woman’s shelter.
The holiday season is upon us, which can result in additional stress and anxiety due to time crunches, obligations, and demanding schedules. Minimizing stress, getting plenty of sleep, daily movement and sunshine, foregoing demanding obligations, and healthy eating is especially important since colds, flu and even depression tend to be more prevalent this time of year.
Having diabetes has been a challenge for 13-year-old Valerie Grula, getting use to testing blood sugar and pumping insulin, but it hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves, especially dancing at Center Pointe Dance in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Katie Ladewig, a sixth-grader at Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee, took it upon herself to organize a donation drive throughout her school in efforts to assist Friendly House — a food bank in Phoenix that centers on assisting homeless families.
The Jewish tradition requires justice — in Hebrew, “tzedek.” This goes beyond criminal justice. Indeed, we seek justice in all cases, between all creatures. A just world is a world in balance, a world without want. We seek to bring balance to the world through the performance of mitzvot, religious and ethical actions that nudge the world just a bit further from pain and a bit closer to bounty.