April 10, 2014
Media Contact: CeCe Todd, (480) 461-4032
Fashion and interior design students at the East Valley Institute of
Technology are ready to use their creativity and eye for style to create
masquerade masks for the upcoming Positive Paths Dinner fundraiser.
Dr. Sally Downey, EVIT superintendent, and Janice Parker, director of
partner development for EVIT, serve as board members for Positive
Paths, a nonprofit focused on building life bridges for women by
removing barriers that prevent them from being successful. The
fundraiser on May 1 will be centered on the theme, “Life is a
Masquerade,” and will include masks created by the EVIT students. The
masks will be auctioned at the event with proceeds benefitting the
Positive Paths program.
To create these one-of-a-kind masks, students are looking for
donations of costume jewelry, feathers, beads, sequins, glitter,
fabrics, glue and other various craft supplies. Gift cards are also
appreciated for the purchase of supplies for this project. Donations
can be dropped off at EVIT from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
at 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa (Building #1).
“Since the Positive Paths program opened on the EVIT campus, it has
been an honor to provide their clients with career training
opportunities” said Downey. “Gaining the right skills is essential to
long-term employment and self-sufficiency, and EVIT looks forward to
more women benefitting in the future.”
Tickets for the Positive Paths Dinner on May 1 at the Hilton Phoenix
East/Mesa can be purchased for $125 each, or $1,250 for a table of 10,
by calling (602) 261-7159.
About Positive Paths
Positive Paths is a State of Arizona non-profit organization that
empowers women with accessibility to job training and education.
Positive Paths has a vision to ensure more women in the East Valley
learn self-sustainability through encouragement, job training,
education, and HOPE to move forward with a rewarding and fulfilling
future, no matter what their past.
By acting as the liaison to the resources in our community, Positive
Paths guides women on a path toward a future without government
assistance or having to be dependent on anyone other than the wonderful
confident woman that she is capable of being!