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With another successful gala  on its fundraising wings - the  East Valley Women’s League added to its impact in helping and empowering underprivileged women and children in the East Valley of the Phoenix area's community.

The most recent "Masked Affair" gala dinner with an auction and dancing, held at Events on Jackson, is one of the many events hosted by the  League.

It all started in 2001 when sisters Tara Stainton and Tracy Worishchek rallied friends to start an outreach helping underprivileged women and children in the community. Forty women from various backgrounds joined together to form East Valley Women’s League.

Today, East Valley Women’s League has an impact on the community through its 55 active member and 30 life members who give their time and talents through volunteering.

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The East Valley Women's League’s single mission is to help and empower underprivileged women and children in the community.  They spear-head and support several projects through fundraising  and volunteer efforts.

 The group is praised for growing membership through friendships, that helps empower and inspire women and children to lead more promising lives.

Since 2004, the East Valley Women’s League has provided college scholarships to women trying to make a better life for themselves and their families through higher eduction. To date, more than $200,000 has been distributed to deserving women

Among its events,  is its most high profile- Cinderella Affair, now in its 11th year.

The Cinderella Affair gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to select a prom dress at no cost. The fairy godmother-like program is hosted through a partnership between the EVWL and the Tempe Community Council.

It also provides dresses for exchange students from the Tempe Sister Cities program. 


kathy shayna shocket copy    Kathy Shayna Shocket is a freelance Writer, and TV- Field Producer. The former TV-Reporter has written for publications such as TIME Magazine, MONEY Magazine, PEOPLE Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and The NEW YORK TIMES. You can reach her at redkarpetgirl@aol.com