In the 2018-2019 club year we will be supporting over 40 causes.

Our Events are a direct result of our fundraising dollars and work toward benefiting the many projects within our club. PVJWC is involved in projects that included HOBY, Vista Colina, Veteran’s Project, St. Vincent de Paul and CPS Kidz Kits to name a few. We are currently working on many more projects and would invite you to attend one of our meetings to learn how you can get involved.

Stitches of Love Sewing Open Houses

posted Apr 18, 2018, 3:15 PM by Rachel Peterson

Our club’s donation of pillowcases was deeply appreciated by Stitches of Love. This group provides handmade items of clothing, hats, wallets, pillowcases, and many other items to children each July during the Back To School Clothing Drive’s annual distribution of school clothes to over 5000 needy children. Debbie Grieder and Tracy Anderson currently sew regularly for Stitches of Love. Debbie is seeking interested volunteers for some open sewing days to help sew or prepare items to sew. There are jobs that all members could do – even those that do not sew at all! All materials would be provided at no charge to our club. Contact Debbie about a time and locations. 

March of Dimes Walk/Run

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:31 AM by Rachel Peterson

The GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Team for March of Dimes had a great time April 8th as they participated in the 2017 March for Babies at Wesley Bolin Park. Our club allocated $100 to the club team. In addition to the $100 donated by the club, additional donations were made by the following club members. We are pleased to announce that our team exceeded its goal of $500, raising $502 for March of Dimes! It was truly rewarding to walk and help raise funds for March of Dimes – a GFWC Partner since the organization first began. Thank you to Paradise Valley Junior’s for their team effort and contributions!

March of Dimes – Famous Footwear Partners with the March of Dimes You win.

Babies win thanks to Famous Footwear and Saucony, the Official Shoe Sponsor of March for Babies.

You get 15% off the most popular Saucony styles, and for every pair purchased using the code MARCHBBY, Famous Footwear donates $5 to March of Dimes, up to $75,000. You win. Babies win. 

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The Making of a Ben’s Bell

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:26 AM by Rachel Peterson

Laurie Carter, Arts CSP Chairman

On Sunday, April 2nd, 13 club members and one grandson attended our group event at the Ben’s Bells Studio in Phoenix. We listened to how the project began and how the mission has evolved. The community helps to make the wind chimes that are then hung up all around town to be found by others. This is their way of spreading and encouraging kindness. Our job was to paint clay flower forms that make up Ben’s Bells. The large clay flowers are a solid color and after they are fired, will turn bright colors. These flowers will be used in the “official” Ben’s Bell. The smaller flowers are used in various bells for the public to purchase. 

Starfish Housing Project

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:22 AM by Rachel Peterson

Karen Simone, Project Chairman 

The following link is an article that will give you some information and background on the Starfish Housing Project we are supporting. As a club we are making welcome bags for the clients that arrive and the paper products you bring to the installation dinner will be included. If you have a minute take a look. 

Festival of Tales at PVCC

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:19 AM by Rachel Peterson   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

The Festival of Tales will take place at Paradise Valley Community College on April 29th from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. All volunteers who took home bookmarks to complete need to deliver them to Debbie  no later than Thursday, April 27. You can drop them off at her house anytime. If no one is home, you can leave them on the table in the back yard. If you signed up to help the day of the event, and took home bookmarks, you can just bring them with you to PVCC. Debbie will send out an email to members who have volunteered to help at our community table letting you know where on campus to go as soon as that information is available.Volunteers will be helping children color their bookmarks. 

Free Little Library

posted Apr 29, 2017, 9:14 AM by Rachel Peterson

On Saturday, April 8th, the Paradise Valley Juniors unveiled the Little Free Library! The children were excited to choose their books and the adults were amazed that they, too, were able to select books. A BIG Thank You to the Mercury Mine Elementary School Student Council and their community for collecting so many books to add to our donations. The students also made posters to encourage reading and promote the Little Library Project! Thank you to Susan, her husband, Ed, Leslie Brown and Karen Simone for bringing snacks and setting up the snack table. Another BIG Thank You goes to Pat and her husband, Jerry, who built this unique library. 2,000 books were donated to this project.

BACA Pillow project sewing day

posted Oct 22, 2016, 2:58 PM by Rachel Peterson

Dear Club Members,
Thank you to the 16 ladies who helped with the BACA Pillow Project!
We made more pillows than ever before, a grand total of 77,  in just 2.5 hours!
It was fun working with some of the Paradise Valley WC ladies on this event!  Please see the attached pictures!

Membership Brunch and Puzzle pins

posted Aug 1, 2015, 3:42 PM by Rachel Peterson   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 4:13 PM ]

A Spring Membership Brunch was held on April 11, 2015. Members were encouraged to bring a guest to see and hear about the Paradise Valley Junior Woman’s Club.
Invitations were made by the membership committee and clubwomen were asked to use them to invite friends and family to the Membership Brunch. Twelve members and one guest attended the Brunch. Club members were asked to bring a salad or desert to go along with the Quiches that were provided through Membership funds. 
A Done-­‐In-­‐A-­‐Day project was organized for the meeting. Fifty-­‐one unique decorative puzzle pins were made. They will be sold at the GFWC-­‐AZ Convention.

WHALE Kit distribution

posted Aug 1, 2015, 3:32 PM by Rachel Peterson   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 3:57 PM ]

W.H.A.L.E. – We Have A Little Emergency Distribution at Mesquite Library

Paradise Valley Juniors had an informational table at Mesquite Library on May 18 and May 19 from  the time the library opened until noon to distribute WHALE packets. Thank you to Joan McDonald, Sara Vittal, Karen Simone, and Barbara Guerrero for helping distribute the packets and to Debbie Grieder for making the display board.

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