Hi, I"m Amie Barsky, founder of Maryvale Angels & I am so proud to say that Maryvale Angels was created in 2005 & still going strong because of ANGELS like you.
No matter where I have lived it’s always been a priority to get involved in the community. In 2002 a friend asked if I would like to volunteer my time for a Holiday party at a halfway house for young girls. I was excited to get connected with these impressionable young ladies. Their strength and charisma, their willingness to love and be loved even after all they've endured immediately won my heart. Over the next few years I continued to be a part of this unique celebration. My third year at the Maryvale holiday celebration I was informed that the original holiday event leader was leaving and in order for this tradition to continue they needed someone to step up. Although I did not know all of the "behind the scenes details" I did know one thing, this tradition needed to continue.
After learning all the intricate details that allowed this celebration to transpire and knowing that the fundraising would be the greatest challenge, I was fired up to dive in. With an open mind and an incredible support team I spear-headed this project and have been there every step of it's evolution for the past decade.
I am extremely proud of my community that has stepped up each year to create the beautiful experience for the girls of Maryvale and I am beyond grateful to be surrounded by so many Angels. Over a decade ago a seed was planted. Sprouting from “cookies and punch” and an IPod as the “DJ”, to a “knock your socks off” five star meal donated by Wolfgang Puck Catering and local DJ’s playing jams for this celebration, among many other unique ways Angels have shared their gifts, has been wonderful.
I may be the conductor of this orchestra but I know that none of this would not be possible without each and every ANGEL that spends energy and money in bringing this celebration to fruition. Thank you, thank you, thank you to ALL of the ANGELS over the years, it has been an extraordinary experience!
In Truth, Love and Light,
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