The Giving Girls


by Carey Peña / 3TV News @ 10

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Posted on September 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 20 at 10:47 PM

People ask me all the time how I do it.

How I work full-time in such a demanding job while being a mom of 16-month-old twins. The short answer is: I’m motivated.

I like to end the day knowing that I learned something, inspired someone, or somehow made a difference.

Tonight, I look forward to being in a room full of women who feel the exact same way. I’m covering an event with The Giving Girls.

In 2010, Valley resident Stacy Bayless put her plan into motion. She formed a women’s networking group that meets monthly – with a mission: To inspire one another and give back.

Their mission statement says the Giving Girls are “dedicated to progressing and educating the female youth of our communities through a network of women leaders that inspire each other by combining resources, skills and passion towards a shared purpose.”

Here’s what’s really cool.

Every month the Giving Girls choose a different charity. They meet, chat, share a drink and great conversation and they make the world a better place.

Tuesday’s event at The Roaring Fork will benefit Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.

Each “Girl” is asked to bring one of the following: 
•    Canned Food
•    Salt and Pepper
•    Sugar and Spices
•    Butter and cooking oil
•    Cleaning Supplies
•    Plastic Spoons and Forks
•    Toiletry items such as shampoo, soap etc.
•    Baby items - diapers (all sizes), pull-ups (all sizes), bibs, bottles (new), teething toys (new),  
     baby spoons (new)
•    Teacher supplies - bulletin board decorations, felt boards, charts
•    Nap mats
•    School Supplies
•    Craft Supplies - pipe cleaners, decorative paper, rubber stamping supplies,
•    Sewing Supplies including a modern, working sewing machine - material, thread, yarn, buttons,
     needles, scissors
They are dedicated wives and mothers; working women who have found great success but realize there is so much more to do.

Watch our story tonight at 10 p.m. For more on the Giving Girls go to