Last year's Jewels of Glendale event was a success due to tremendous community support.
In addition to being an award event, Jewels of Glendale will serve as a fund-raiser. Proceeds from the event will help the Commission on the Status of Women fund anti-violence, mentoring and economic literacy programming in the city of Glendale.
The Commission on the Status of Women is the committee in the city of Glendale charged with assessing and evaluating the needs and issues of women. The Commission shares that information with community agencies and organizations and supports various programs such as the "Hands Are Not For Hurting" anti-bullying campaign.
The Commission paired with Glendale Unified School District to reach more than 22,000 children for the Hands are Not for Hurting anti-violence campaign. This program taught students that violence does not solve issues. The Jewels of Glendale event will help fund this and other events, such as the Gathering of Sisters: A Women's Fair, where more than 65 community service and support organizations, city departments and local artists provided an educational event and art exhibit for the public.
The Commission also joined with the American Heart Association's recent "Go Red For Women" program to promote awareness of the heart disease in women.
The Jewels of Glendale 2006 will from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the lower level of the Glendale Civic Auditorium, at 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Tickets are $35.