PEORIA, Ariz. — Every

year, the women of the Peoria North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints organize a community service project in November

to benefit various charitable groups in the

Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria/Surprise area.This year, more than

$5,800 was donated to WasteNot Arizona to purchase turkeys that go to

more than 80 organizations to provide holiday meals for the less

fortunate. The two LDS stakes in the City of Surprise added another

$4,800 (LDS members in Sun City and Sun City West are part of these

stakes). Quilts, fleece blankets, afghans and booties were hand made

and donated to homeless and women's shelters, along with book bags and

craft kits.