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Projects

The Foster Alliance (AZ Helping Hands) Drop-Off
April 2024

  • Dropped off 20 pairs of shoes decorated in the workshop.

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Peoria Elementary Supply Drive
April 2024

  • Held a drive at Saguaro High School and donated 15 boxes of school supplies to Title I School Peoria Elementary for their upcoming school year.

  • 200+ notebooks, binders, books, pencils, whiteboard markers, folders, scratch paper.

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International Menstrual Product Drive: Washington D.C.
December 2023

  • Organized drives around D.C. for menstrual product donations.

  • 400 maxipads, 300 pads, and 250 tampons were donated to I Support The Girls, an organization that provides support and products for unhoused women and girls.

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HFH x Kenya
August 2023

  • Anaiya Patel visited Oloigero Primary School in Narok, Kenya

  • Spoke to girls about the normality of menstruation, especially for those whose villages do not normalize the bodily cycle

  • Discussed the importance of sanitary towels and hygiene.

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HFH - Kicks for Kids
April 2023

  • hosted a HFH-Kicks for Kids workshop at Phoenix Country Day School

  • decorated white shoes with words of encouragement and love

  • will be donated to foster children through 

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Family Fun Night Carnival
March 2023

  • visited Title I students and their families at Peoria Elementary School's Family Fun Night Carnival

  • distributed reusable water bottles with LiquidIV and homemade cards from previous workshops

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Workshop at Summit
Feb 2023

  • spoke to middle-school students at Summit School of Ahwatukee about HFH's mission and impact

  • created cards with positive messages for refugees in Arizona

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Revisit at IMSE
Dec 2022

  • Checked in with the 8th, 9th, and 10th-grade girls at the Innovative Minds School of Excellence

  • Exchanged stories/experiences and asked questions

  • Guest speaker, Dr. Aaska Bajaj spoke about studying medicine in India and eventually in the USA

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HFH Wellness Bottles
Aug 2022 

  • Distributed wellness kits with toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, bandages, pack of wet wipes, & LiquidIV, all placed inside a water bottle to three schools in India (Innovative Minds School of Excellence, Nutan Kanya Vidylay Talegaon, & Model High School Talegaon)

  • Two-day event - Sanya Somani spoke to the girls about hydration, changes a woman goes through, self-care, confidence, and focus on education/career + a smaller group Q&A session

  • Guest speaker, Dr. Rashmi Bajaj, taught the girls proper brushing techniques & alternative, cheaper methods for hydration

  • Junior golfer, Arjun Somani, talked to the male students about educational/athletic life in the United States & the importance of a nutritious diet

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Hosted Card-Making Workshop
 Dec 2021 & Aug 2022

created cards for refugee children to help brighten and uplift their days with middle school and high school students and educated the students on the importance of helping out in the community and HFH's cause

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The Welcome to America Project
July 2021

Donated clothing and childcare products to WTAP (provides stable community support for refugees escaping war/oppression & assists them during their transition to America)

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Refugee Diaper Bag Drive
May 2021

  • held a community event for refugee mothers from Syria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and more.

  • with the support of ValleyWise Health Medical Center, provided COVID-safe snacks for younger children

  • distributed baby care products and bags containing donations of diapers, baby wipes, & extra COVID protection resources for new mothers

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The Women's Health Matters Movement
Jan 2021

created and shared signs, virtually and in-person, to help spread awareness and increase enthusiasm around HFH’s mission and its importance

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PCDS Kicks For Kids Workshop
April 2024

  • Hosted a workshop with 50 PCDS students learning about bias in the foster care system.

  • Guest speaker Yasaman Tabrizi from The Foster Alliance came to speak to the students.

  • Decorated 20 pairs of shoes for kids in foster homes.

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HFH x Nigeria and Period Padi
March 2024

  • Helped to create an informative booklet and guidebook for the girls in Ikorodu Lagos on the importance of menstrual health.

  • Donated pads and sanitary products.

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AZ Legislators x AZ Helping Hands
August 2023

  • Organized a philanthropy event at AZ Helping Hands with state legislators Laura Terech, Christine Marsh, and Judy Schwiebert

  •  Put together birthday bags for children in the foster system, and learned more about how foster family resource centers operate

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Arizona Helping Hands Drop-Off
June 2023

  • visited Arizona Helping Hands foster family resource center

  • donated 20 pairs of shoes and 200 pairs of socks

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Gurdwara Langar Sewa
April 2023

  • Gurdwara Langar Sewa in Delhi, India

  • Sewa: selfless service and is performed with no expectation of receiving anything in return

  • Langar: community kitchen of a Gurdwara which serves free meals to all people, specifically those who are underprivileged

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The Earth Saviours Foundation
Feb 2023

  • working with The Earth Saviours Foundation in Haryana, India

  • assisted with providing shelter and meals for abandoned senior citizens, homeless individuals, the mentally-impaired, deprived women, etc.

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Blanket Donations
Jan 2023

  • Distributed blankets to lower-income districts in Delhi, India

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Holiday Szn Toy Drive
Dec 2022

  • Hosted toy drive at Saguaro High School for the benefit of Phoenix Children's Hospital

  • Donated hundreds of toys to youth patients

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Port Pillow Project
 Jan - April 2022

  • the brain-child of Anaiya Patel, she created hundreds of different-sized port pillows–designed to relieve pain and discomfort caused by a chemotherapy port positioned in the shoulder area beneath undergarments, bra straps, or car seatbelts—for female cancer patients

  • protects the post-surgical area from the constant rubbing of the bra strap or seat belt during everyday activities, donated to Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers 

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Local School Club - 'Helping Hand’
Aug 2021 - Present

  • collaboration of HealthForHER & Period@Phoenix, dedicated to ending period poverty and providing health resources for underprivileged individuals

  • created menstrual kits (multiple times)—containing pads, tampons, and liners—donated to foster females living at the Sunshine Angel Residential Homes

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COVID Protection Resources Event for Refugees
May 2021

  • Worked with refugees from the Middle East and Africa

  • visited refugee homes and educated refugee families about COVID-19 and vaccines using COVID information sheets in four different languages

  • helped book COVID vaccination appointments for families with the support of ValleyWise Health Medical Center

  • distributed COVID protection resources for families and mothers with new babies

  • provided COVID-safe snacks for younger children

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Restaurant Fundraisers to Raise Money
May 2021

  • Chipotle

  • Panda Express

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Refugee Holiday Baby Wipes Drive 
Dec 2020

hosted a drive & donated baby wipes for mothers receiving care at ValleyWise Health Medical Center

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