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Welcome to the May 2018 Newsletter! 



Update from SAFE through the Arts

What do beach balls, hand drums, dress up clothes, puppets and  crayons have in common? They are all a part of the SAFE through the arts program. We have them assembled and all ready for our programs in Schenectady and Brooklyn this fall. For further information about how SAFE through the arts brings empowerment education and diversity awareness in public school PreK and kindergarten classrooms, please visit

Save your shoes!

Beginning on August 1st, Azalea Blossom will be conducting a shoe fundraiser to benefit the SAFE through the arts program. Please start collecting your new, gently worn and used shoes and we will arrange a pick up or delivery! We are collecting all types of shoes including boots, dress shoes, sneakers, sandals and flip-flops in all sizes. For further information and to arrange a pick-up, please email us at . To learn more about the organization helping us with the drive, please visit

Volunteer of the month - Chelsea Cross

In honor of her birthday earlier in June,the volunteer of the month is Chelsea Cross. Ms Cross has been involved with Azalea Blossom, Incorporated in several different capacities since 2008 including social media outreach, contributing to the SAFE through Arts program, and grant writing.Ms. Cross has also served on the Azalea Blossom Board of Directors as Secretary to the Board for the last two years.

Chelsea Cross graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a major in Sociology and minor in Hispanic Studies with an additional educational concentration in early developmental learning and alternative pedagogy. While a student at Oberlin, Ms. Cross volunteered her services tutoring Oberlin High School students after school, teaching second grade Spanish, and tutoring at the Harrison Cultural Community Centre in Lorain, Ohio. Ms. Cross currently serves as a City Year Corps Member at Glenville High school in the Chicago area where she tutors tenth-grade Geometry as well as coordinating numerous after school programs. She recently graduated with a degree in Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University and has accepted a a full- time position teaching fifth grade in the fall. Ms. Cross aspires to continue gaining leadership experience through service-related work and obtain a Master’s degree in non-profit organization.


Azalea Blossom seeks board members

We are currently seeking dedicated individuals residing in the Greater New York area to serve as members of the Azalea Blossom Board of Directors. Board members provide governance to our organization while using their expertise to help move our mission forward. Please contact  is interested.

Quote of the Month
“No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.” (Meher Baba) ❤️


With love, best wishes and gratitude xx,
Margaret Jean Bernstein Founder and Program Director
SAFE through the arts program, 
Azalea Blossom, Incorporated

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