Gold Canyon Lions Club donates Easter baskets to Project Help

From left are Anna Monzon, service committee leader; Barb Hoyle, Lions Club vision screening leader; Pam Burks, Lions incoming president; and Rosie Portugal Brastad, Project Help coordinator. (AJUSD)

Members of the Gold Canyon Lions Club dropped off Easter treats to Project Help to provide holiday gifts and goodies to students in Apache Junction Unified School District.

Project HELP, 195 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction, emerged more than 30 years ago to offer creative solutions to temporary, emergency situations for AJUSD students and families in times of need, according to a release.

The program is 100 percent supported by donations: financial, food, new and gently used clothing and household goods provided by churches, organizations businesses and individuals.

For more information or to make a donation, go to or call Rosie Portugal Brastad, Project Help coordinator, at 480-288-2955 or email

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