As a “volunteen” at Chandler Regional Medical Center each of the past three summers, Lindsey Chew noticed many patients or family members often sitting alone in the hospital. She would strike up a conversation but soon determined that wasn’t enough.
Growing custom jewelry firm, Origami Owl (origamiowl.com), has leased 147,486 square feet of space at 10 Chandler Business Park, located along the east side of Interstate 10 between Chandler Boulevard and Ray Road.
Most 17-year-olds celebrating their birthday expect to receive cards with good wishes, and perhaps a few bucks tucked inside. However, Isabella Weems, who likes to be referred to as “Bella,” celebrated her 17th birthday by donating money to charities that were close to her heart, including the Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT).
When Carol Ann Vivrette was planning her wedding four years ago, her fiance encouraged her to bring her crafty nature to the day. Hundreds of hours and yards of yarn later, she had knit and felted flowers for her wedding party, from her own calla lily bouquet to the corsages of her two grandmothers.
Japan may still be dealing with the devastation and destruction
from the last month’s earthquake and tsunami, but a group of
Surprise eighth-graders are undertaking a project they hope will
lift the spirits of the grief-stricken nation.
You can fold an origami crane to help the Arizona Museum for
Youth reach its goal of sending 1,000 paper cranes to be displayed
at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan, where folding
1,000 paper cranes is said to make a person’s wish come true. Open
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday through July 4. Inside ArtZone at the Arizona Museum for
Youth, 35 N. Robson St., Mesa. $7 per person age 1 and older;
includes museum admission. (480) 644-2467 or
Host families are needed for Japanese students wanting to
experience Christmas spirit with an American family. The students
are participating through PeopleLink, a non-profit organization
whose mission is to promote peace by forming global neighborhoods
in placing foreign students with families around the world.
I was watching the Weather Channel with my youngest daughter a
few days ago. A clip came on about the devastating floods in
Pakistan, and the commentator remarked how upset so many people
were because they had lost all of their loved ones. Without missing
a beat, my daughter said, "No they haven't. God loves them. I want
to go over there and tell them that right now."