We are recruiting for Community Ambassadors!

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You may have guessed it…it is Community Ambassador Recruitment Time!
The Junior League of Phoenix Board of Directors is currently looking for connectors, impact makers and established professionals with the ability to serve as our JLP Ambassadors for two years!

Here are the commitments the Ambassadors make annually to the JLP:

• Attend one ambassador meeting a year
• Engage with the JLP in meaningful discussion
• Provide a meaningful direct or indirect contribution to the JLP
• Connect the JLP with potential networking and funding partners
• Purchase a ticket to two JLP Fundraising events annually (Legacy Celebration, White Party, Rummage Pre-Party)
• Promote JLP events to your network
• Attend May Annual Meeting or September General Membership Meeting

If you know of anyone that would be a great Ambassador please share their name and email with Sara at smayer1872@gmail.com and they will be invited to an information session. There is no obligation to “join” at the meeting. We provide a comprehensive overview of the program so attendees can make a decision on the best fit.  Read more about our current Community Ambassadors here.

We look forward to hearing about all potential JLP Community Ambassadors!

Last Chance: Community Impact Virtual Drive!

 

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Throughout April, the Junior League of Phoenix has been raising money to support our community partners at Phoenix Rescue Mission with their Code Red initiative. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. This initiative is specifically to help the Valley’s homeless population survive the blistering summer months.

To ‘shop’ for items in this virtual drive, click here.

Spread the word! Download this flyer and share with your friends, family and colleagues! Raffle prizes will be given for every $10 spent by a member, or spent on their behalf, and there will be an overall winner for the highest contributor!

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Community Impact Partner: The Cinderella Affair

cinderella affairOn Saturday, March 26th, Junior League of Phoenix members joined forces with the East Valley Women’s League at the 15th Annual Cinderella Affair.

The event opened at 8:00 AM for 300 high school girls to have the opportunity to take home (free of charge) a dress for prom and shoes, purse, and jewelry to match.

cinderella affair JLP picture.jpgThere were multiple stations to the event with girls first shopping for dresses, which were divided into multiple rooms by size, while moms sat in a waiting room. The girls took five dresses into a dressing room to try on where attendants were there to assist them. Afterwards, they shopped for shoes and purses and finally jewelry. There was also an alteration specialist on-site to assist in any needs. As girls checked out, they also received a makeup goodie bag courtesy of the Junior League of Phoenix.

It was a really rewarding experience to talk to the girls attending the event. Some of them had been camping out since 7PM the night before to attend The Cinderella Affair. It was a great opportunity to share in the excitement the girls felt and brought back memories of attending high school prom, which is such an iconic time in a teenager’s life.

To find out more about The Cinderella Affair, please visit their website at http://www.cinderellaaffair.org/. #iamjlp #jlpcommunityimpact


by, Liz Goldstein

Fresh Express Continues Valley-Wide Reach

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Fresh Express is covering the Valley and continues to be a great partner!

fresh express 2In March, we had two unique opportunities to work with them. On the first day of March Fresh Express was a finalist at Fast Pitch by Social Venture Partners. The Junior League of Phoenix was there to cheer them on and educate attendees about the Fresh Express program and its impact within the community. Fresh Express did not come away with a win, but it was a great opportunity to get the word out on the 600 annual stops with sales of over $50K as well as learn about other innovative programs within the community.

Continuing our valley-wide outreach, on March 26 the Junior League had a table at Tempe’s Soul Stroll at Kiwanis Park. This event was a 5K and health fair for families. We sold produce and distributed educational materials, including last year’s provisional project, our Fresh Express cookbook. A wonderful time was had by all!

Code: Red – Summer Heat Relief

 

Throughout April, the Junior League of Phoenix will be raising money to support our community partners at Phoenix Rescue Mission with their Code Red initiative. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. This initiative is specifically to help the Valley’s homeless population survive the blistering summer months.

To ‘shop’ for items in this virtual drive, click here.

Spread the word!  Download this flyer and share with your friends, family and colleagues! Raffle prizes will be given for every $10 spent by a member, or spent on their behalf, and there will be an overall winner for the highest contributor!

 

Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday!

soul stroll logo.jpgCome join one of our Community Partners, Fresh Express, at the Soul Stroll for Healthy Living this Saturday, March 26! This free family affair will last from 8 am – 1 pm at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Soul Stroll is designed to increase awareness about the importance of good nutrition and physical activities.

Events will include a 1k & 5k walk, onsite health screenings, DJ, bounce houses, Easter egg roll, face painting, massage treatments, and more. You can find out more about the event here!

Be sure to stop by the Fresh Express bus; our committee is hosting a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” themed event. We will have recipe booklets called “Healthy Food for the Active Soul” containing recipes for post work-out smoothies, snacks, and other healthy eating tips. Feel free to shop the bus while you are there, as well – the prices and produce are both excellent! Enjoy a fun, healthy day out with your family in our beautiful AZ spring weather.

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