Citizen Spotlight: Alexis Diaz
Feb 06, 2015 10:42AM
● By City of Taylorsville
Alexis Diaz is a Taylorsville resident who has grown up in a home where community service was always a priority. At age 11 Alexis became involved with Job’s Daughters International, an organization for girls between 10-20 years of age. This is an organization that both her grandmother and mother were members in their youth. Job’s Daughters teaches young women leadership skills, community involvement, fundraising skills, and respect for parents/guardians. They have 9- groups or bethels located across the state of Utah, are located throughout the United States, Brazil, Philippines, Canada, and Australia. Alexis has held various leadership positions within her bethel including the title of “honored queen” which is the highest leadership position.
Not too long ago, Alexis witnessed a child in a car accident who was given a stuffed animal – this inspired her to organize a community wide stuffed animal drive. She organized drop off locations at the Taylorsville Senior Center, Taylorsville City Hall, and her residence. In addition, she arranged to have the stuffed animal drive promoted in the Taylorsville Journal and recruited all her family members and neighbors to assist her in collecting as many stuffed animals as possible. In just less than two months the community members donated over 400 stuffed animals. Alexis and family members gathered the donations and made arrangements to donate them to UFA Station 118 in Taylorsville.
Alexis is very grateful to each community member who donated stuffed animals. These donated stuffed animals will be used to assist children and offer a sense of comfort when they are involved in an accident, sick or injured, experiencing a traumatic event, or coping with a loss.
Alexis is a junior in the AMES program (Academy for Math Engineering & Science), at Cottonwood High School. She is a regular volunteer at the Taylorsville Food Pantry and works part-time as a nursing assistant. She is also due to complete her CNA Certification in March of this year. Alexis is a very motivated young woman who enjoys reading and spending time with friends.
If you would like to nominate someone for Taylorsville Citizen Spotlight, please contact Tiffany Janzen at [email protected] or call 801-963-5400 ext. 3010.
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