We had a wonderful Galentine's Day at a domestic violence shelter here in The Bronx. We wanted to show the importance of self-love to the ladies. We had childcare watch the children so the mamas could have some time.
Each lady had breakfast, took home a self-help book, an inspirational book of quotes, a tote bag, lipstick, cookies, chocolate lollipops, treats, etc. The children had coloring books, toys, and treats in the playroom. Thank you to Angie E. Rivera for her gorgeous decor, as always!
Mosaic Mental Health was there and had one on one sessions with the ladies. Thank you Mayra. Simone donated 50 copies of her book, signed them, and made a speech about love. Thank you to The Riverdale Mom's Book Club for donating 50 copies of "You Are A Badass." The ladies are very excited to start reading them! Regan Haney
Thank you to Latinos Urbanos Nick Figueroa for donating the self help books in Spanish for the moms who are Spanish-speaking! They also donated 50 bookmarks. Thank you to EatPrayLoveBake for chocolate Superwoman lollipops. Thank you to Ni Ke for donating heart sugar cookies for all the ladies! Thank you to all who donated and purchased from amazon wishlist. Thank you to all the volunteers! There were laughs and tears! This was a beautiful event for the ladies! We do not take photos of the people in the shelters.
We hosted an inspiring, moving, beautiful night of poetry with Janeth A. Benjamin, Perry Brass, Orlando Ferrand, Lee Huttner and Michael Steigman -- thanks to the writers for sharing their work and to our incredible community that came out to enjoy and support them.
Today was very special. Riverdale kicked off the 1st day of Black History Month with the debut of Small Business Spotlight: Black-owned businesses. Celebrating diversity and creating a more inclusive community is the goal. Thank you to the businesses. Please support them during this month and all year round.
Ground Up Coffee Club
Kensadelic Physical Therapy
Clarity and Wellness Mental Health Counseling PLLC Candice Crawford
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
Thank you Vega Montanez for bringing this to life. Thank you Steven Padernacht for years of small business spotlights in our neighborhood. We could not have done this project without your talent, charisma, and love for the community. We will be sharing the film when it becomes available. Thank you to Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson for supporting and stopping by the office today. She gave each business a citation of merit. Jeffrey Laufer, thank you so much for making this happen and really supporting the community and the people in it. Thank you to Alina Dowe from the Mayor's office for her constant support. Thank you to Angie E Rivera for her beautiful balloon arrangement. This film is intended to bring awareness to our local small businesses. Support local always! If you have a small business please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org