New Year, New Resolutions

new year

It is December 31st and unpredictability is practically permeating the air. The new year is hours away and potential feelings ranging from excitement to anxiety for a “fresh start” are consuming the minds of many.

With every new year comes the declaration to improve something about ourselves. 2016 does not have to introduce one resolution per person. Take advantage of this new beginning to grow, try new things, remove stress, and give.

Why not make 2016 the year of giving.

Take care of yourself this year and take care of others.

Here’s how to start, as the saying goes, right in your very own backyard:

AFFEC “Princess for A Day” 

Girls throughout the state of Oregon, ages 2-18, will have the opportunity to be treated like royalty for the day. On April 3rd, 2016 at the Valley River Inn girls will be dressed head-to-toe in princess attire and treated to a tea party, hair and makeup, photo shoot, and their very own princess outfit to take home.

This event raises money for foster children and public awareness for A Family for Every Child. Admission is free for foster children and $50 for general admission. Last year 340 girls attended. Lane County donors, as well as donors around the country helped make “Princess for a Day” a success.

For the 2016 Princess event there are many ways to help! Visit for the complete “Princess for a Day” wish list. Select from items to donate such as tiaras, princess wands, dresses, and more!

For more information on how to volunteer for the event, ticket prices, and more visit