Community Outreach

Rally to End Violence Against Women and Girls—February 15, 2020

AAUW Green Valley in the White Elephant Parade
October 26, 2019

Green Valley Women’s Rally

January 19, 2019

 

AAUW Green Valley in the White Elephant Parade

October 27, 2018

Green Valley Women’s Rally, January 20, 2018

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St. Andrew’s Clinic

AAUW Green Valley will begin its seventh year of the St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic Sack Lunch program. It came into being after Laura Romano, director of the clinic, spoke at one of our monthly meetings. She described how this free, non-denominational healthcare organization helps poor children who live in Mexico. We learned that these children have disabilities requiring specialized treatment and therapies.

After Laura spoke, our members asked how we could help. She suggested food for the patients who have long bus rides home after their doctor appointments. We organized teams of six to make 50, then later 70, sack lunches. Every sack is filled with a sandwich, breakfast bar and fruit juice. In addition, each child receives a bottle of water and an apple donated and washed by Bea Kabler. For several years Linda Laird donated oranges.

Recently, Ronni Pine, Kraylen Miholer and Gloria Thiele went to the clinic to help with the sack lunch distribution. Ronni handed them out while Gloria snapped photos and Kraylen wrote down names. It was a special treat to see first-hand the results of our efforts and to hear so many “gracias” from  everyone.

Gloria is always happy to drive AAUW members and their friends to the monthly clinic for a personal tour where they will learn what this amazing place, now in its 45th year, has accomplished and where miracles do happen!

To sign up for a tour of St. Andrew’s Clinic please call the office at 648-3242. For more information call Gloria Thiele, 520-648-1590.

 

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Sahuarita Food Bank

Since 2017, we have been collecting personal care items for the Sahuarita Food Bank as a community outreach project.  In 2018-19 we decided to focus on baby diapers and wipes because those items are not provided by other sources.  The diapers and wipes are much appreciated by the food bank clients.  Children’s books, which are used in the reading program at the food bank, have also been collected.

 

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Martin Luther King Day Flags

Green Valley AAUW members are responsible for the flag display along La Cañada on MLK day. This has been a tradition since 2011.

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Green Valley AAUW Members placing flags on La Canada, MLK Day, 2018

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Domestic violence clipartV-Day Rally to end Domestic Violence

The 2015 rally included speeches by State Senator Andrea Dalessandro, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and head of Pima County Victim Services, Laura Penny.