• Emily receives Friend of Phoenix Award2013- Received the ‘Community of Character & Courage Student of the Month’ award presented by the Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board. “This honor is based upon strong academics, school participation, and community involvement.” Emily was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Jenny Domkus.
  • 2012- Awarded a Kohl’s Cares Certificate of Recognition for “outstanding volunteer efforts and contributions within our community.”
  • 2011- Named a ‘Friend of Phoenix’ by former Mayor Phil Gordon for “her admirable rise from personal tragedy to work selflessly through the charitable efforts of Emily’s Toys 4 Joy.”
  • 2011- Received the ‘Spirit of Philanthropy’ award and named an honorary lifetime member by the West Valley Women’s organization
  • 2011- Honored with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Board for “her selfless contributions to the success of the CRS toy drive in December 2011.”
  • 2009 – Emily is recognized for donating new toys to John C. Lincoln Mendy’s Place – Children’s Emergency Center