April 17, 2013 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments

AWARE organized and hosted a Family Carnival at BFL’s Freedom House Emergency Shelter on April 13, bringing hope and laughter to survivors of domestic violence and their families.  

The Carnival featured face-painting, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, basketball, live music, cotton-candy and an appearance by Elmo. 

AWARE’S  Ellen L. Friedman said ” I think it was a wonderful afternoon for both the volunteers and the residents – children and adults alike.  You all put your heart and soul into the day and I am confident that we brought some joy to Freedom House! It was an incredible dedicated group that I was very proud to be a part of.   A special thank you to the incredible staff of Freedom House as well as Kim Cooper King, DJ, Supa Dave, LeA and Ebony, as well as Elmo!  We are thankful for your support and look forward to sharing future AWARE events with all of you.  We also thank Kim at the Treat Truck for the delicious cookies she donated.”

AWARE (Assisting Women through Action, Resources & Education) is a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting awareness and generating funds in order to make meaningful improvements in the lives of females in the New York City community and worldwide.  AWARE was originally founded in 1992 by a group of friends who wanted to make a difference in the lives of women.

Learn more about Aware by clicking here.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Helping People with Disabilities Help Themselves