Our Projects

Here’s what we are doing in our Arizona communities

East Valley Women’s League projects span from dressing the princesses for their big night, to assisting those whom have been affected by cancer.

4 young girls in prom dresses

The Cinderella Affair – An East Valley Women’s League Campaign

Our Projects that involve:

Children, Teens, & Women

A group of girls in proms dresses posing for a photo - East Valley Women's League Project known as Cinderella Affair

The Cinderella Affair

The Cinderella Affair is EVWL’s largest project. Founded back in 2002, The Cinderella Affair was created with the idea that every girl deserves to feel like a princess.

The Fairy Godmothers at The Cinderella Affair work year-round to make sure that everyone can afford to experience the perfect prom night. Each and every deserving princess that visits The Cinderella Affair Castle gets outfitted with a dress, shoes, jewelry, a purse – all for free.

A mother hugging her daughter

HUGS (Helping Through Understanding, Giving, & Support)

EVWL members have partnered with Achieve Youth Services to mentor youth who are placed in a licensed foster care setting.

Our members share the belief that, “No child can truly be lost until we give up on them, and an environment with strong role models utilizing nurturing actions will help foster this growth and aid the children to make changes within themselves.”

4 Teenagers sitting next to each other on a couch

KIT (Kids in Transition)

Each year hundreds of teens come into the care of the Department of Child Safety (DCS), often coming into care with no, or limited, hygiene items and extra clothing.

Through EVWL’s Kids in Transition (KIT) project, these teens are provided with drawstring bags containing full size toiletries and other needed necessities. KIT also provides much needed socks, underwear, pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, and pillows to teens entering into the care of DCS.

4 Teenagers sitting next to each other on a couch

KIT (Kids In Transition)

The Cinderella Affair is EVWL’s largest project. Founded back in 2002, The Cinderella Affair was created with the idea that every girl deserves to feel like a princess.

The Fairy Godmothers at The Cinderella Affair work year-round to make sure that everyone can afford to experience the perfect prom night. Each and every deserving princess that visits The Cinderella Affair Castle gets outfitted with a dress, shoes, jewelry, a purse, a bra, and is even given the option for custom alterations – all for free. 

A young woman kissing the head of her newborn

STIP (Supporting Teens In Parenting)

East Valley Women’s League has assisted more than 200 pregnant and parenting high schoolers with food, transportation, and necessities like clothing and diapers as they are completing their high school education. 

Our volunteers, in partnership with the Tempe Union High School District’s TAPP program at Compadre High School, provide books to encourage the young parents to read to their kids at home, as well as a technology scholarship to equip one student with a computer and a printer as they continue their education after high school. 

A young man buttoning a suit

SUITS (Setting Up Incredible Teens for Success)

Setting up Incredible Teens for Success (SUITS) provides deserving young men in the East Valley a completed suited outfit for college interviews, job interviews, prom and various other social functions.

This year 50 young men will be selected by teachers and administrators from East Valley schools to receive a suit based on their financial need, leadership, and character. EVWL is proud to partner with Men’s Wearhouse at 3400 E. Chandler Blvd #1 in the Chandler Gateway Center to provide a full suit, shirt, ties, belt, socks and shoes to these deserving young men.

3 women sitting next to each other

Homebound Women

Our members deliver food, hygiene, and other necessities to nearly one hundred elderly women in our community TWICE each year as part of our Homebound Women project.

 EVWL partners with the Tempe Community Action Agency  as well as the Gilbert Community Center. Over the years, hundreds of lovely ladies have opened the door to our friendly faces and appreciated knowing someone cares.

A young woman kissing the head of her newborn

STIP (Supporting Teens In Parenting)

East Valley Women’s League has assisted more than 200 pregnant and parenting high schoolers with food, transportation, and necessities like clothing and diapers as they are completing their high school education.

Our volunteers, in partnership with the Tempe Union High School District’s TAPP program at Compadre High School, provide books to encourage the young parents to read to their kids at home, as well as a technology scholarship to equip one student with a computer and a printer as they continue their education after high school. 

Our Projects that involve:

Cancer Care

A sick woman in bed being comforted by a friend

Chemo Companions

Founded by EVWL member Alyssa Dinowitz, after the passing of her mother Mariann Gofonia (a four time breast cancer survivor), Chemo Companions provides support to individuals undergoing chemotherapy.

​Every Friday our Chemo Companion volunteers visit with people undergoing chemotherapy.  To date we’ve provided 1500 care packages filled with lotion, blankets, food, and activities to help pass the time during treatment. Additionally, our Chemo Companions stock the Ironwood Cancer Research Center Food Pantry for patients and families in need.

Over 4,000 individuals have been served by this project!

A sick child smiling

It’s All About You (a partnership with Children’s Cancer Network)

East Valley Women’s League supports It’s All About You, a partnership with Children’s Cancer Network, which provides various monthly opportunities to help with activities and meals at the Children’s Cancer Network Resource Center in Chandler, Cardon’s Children Hospital, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Other outreach by our members includes supporting Monthly Wig Days by purchasing wigs, volunteering with the annual Mother’s Day Tea. We also provide wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy and much needed food, clothing, and other necessities through an annual Adopt-A-Family program during the holidays.