Known for her gorgeous brown eyes and beautiful smile, 80 year-old Marilyn Six is also known as a special friend to thousands of children. When she smiles at a child, they know they have somebody on their side. Marilyn is a founder of the Assistance League of Phoenix. Today the organization has a variety of service programs serving the needs of over 15,000 individuals. It provides clothing for 3500 school children; tutoring and special education for in-need school children; 4000 teddy bears annually to traumatized children; scholarships to help students complete their final two years at an Arizona university and emergency clothing and personal items for rape and assault victims in conjunction with the Family Advocacy Center.
Marilyn defines volunteerism. Because of her lifetime dedication, children have new wardrobes and new outlooks on their schoolwork. Their attendance improves. Their self-esteem improves. But her real legacy is the smiles that come from thousands of children who know that they’ve got somebody on their side.