Our May winner for “Presenta Plaque to Your Hero” is Valley Leadership! This development organization in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area has been dedicated for the last three decades to engaging, educating and challenging current and emerging leaders to take an active role in strengthening and transforming communities.
We came across a news article in May about their most recent community service project, holding a book drive around the valley and collecting new and gently used books for children five years and younger from public donations. “Valley Leadership is providing funds for four reading areas in pediatric waiting rooms…” in both Flagstaff and Navajo Reservation clinics.
There are multiple locations around Arizona designated as drop-off areas, including The Arizona and Scottsdale Republic. It’s also important to note they are looking especially for any books in Spanish and Navajo, as these books are presented by the doctors during well-child visits to promote literacy and early reading. For more information, visit here!
Congratulations and thank-you to Valley Leadership, who continues to provide individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds opportunities to connect, learn and lead!
Did you catch our previous of Presenta Plaque to Your Hero winners? You can read about Family Promise or the City of Gilbert on our blog! If you know of an organization, an individual or anyone who you feel should be recognized, make sure you nominate them today for month of June! Include their name, address, and story in our nomination form at:Presenta Plaque to Your Hero
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