Azalea Blossom Fall 2021 Newsletter
Dear family and friends,
October is Bullying Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There is a lot we have to share with you.
Get Your Contribution Matched! Join Us
From now until the end of October, we are launching an exciting opportunity for your donations to be matched dollar for dollar for Azalea Blossom and the SAFE through the arts program. We are currently working on the trailer for the SAFE through the arts television series. Your donations play a vital part in ensuring we spread important messages of compassion, diversity, and kindness to children worldwide. Donations will also be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,500! We hope that you will participate.
Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month! According to global reports, about one-third of the world’s population is bullied (UNESCO). Please watch the following video to learn more about the SAFE through the arts program and our upcoming SAFE through the arts television series.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Did you know that nearly 20 individuals are physically abused by their partner every minute in the United States? Furthermore, COVID-19 has led to alarming trends and increases in cases of domestic violence (CDC). The “Bricks in the Wall” music video was written and performed in order to increase general awareness of domestic violence regardless of social and economic background, ethnicity, or race.
Show support by wearing orange and purple!
Orange Wednesday, October 20th, is Unity Day for bullying prevention. Purple Thursday is October 21st for Domestic Violence Awareness. Please wear orange and purple on these days to show your support.
Featured Staff Member of the Month- Amy Gong
Amy Gong is currently Director of Art and Design for Azalea Blossom, Inc. Ms. Gong previously worked as an Intern of Art and Design for the SAFE Through the Arts program and designed the SAFE through the arts teacher and student handbooks, CD cover, and puppet illustrations. Ms. Gong studied Fine Arts and Psychology at Rutgers University and is continuing to study Communication Design at Parsons School of Art and Design. Her passion for both art and psychology is continuously utilized throughout her SAFE Through the Arts illustrations, social media management, and exciting collaboration with the Azalea Blossom team.
Quotation of the Month
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” (Maya Angelou)
With love, gratitude, and best wishes, xo
Margaret Jean Bernstein,
Founder and Executive Director,
Azalea Blossom, Incorporated