This week, Red Hook CARES threw its first ever community event in celebration of Women’s History Month!
The theme Mind, Body and Soul helped remind the strong, talented, hardworking and beautiful women in this building and in our community to appreciate one another and take some time out of their day to take care of their health, wellness, and spirit.
A delicious spread of dishes and desserts contributed by staff were recipes “inspired by women who inspired them.” Khadijah James from Joseph Addabo Health Center provided free blood pressure and health screens. Professional make-up artist Louis Cruz did extravagant full makeovers. Our own Marissa Williams did hair styling, Deanna Cherry from Red Hook Initiative led relaxation activities and spa activities. Arts and craft stations allowed people to decorate “dream boxes” for themselves or a special woman in their life with inspirational messages. Samora Coles provided information about her services for young mothers at Alex House. And CARES Intern Denise Crump who moonlights as the cheer squad leader at PAVE Academy had her middle school cheerleaders perform a routine.
And lastly, a special thanks to the Red Hook CARES team – Daniella, Roxanne, Madeleine, Christine and Denise – for all their creativity and hard work that went into putting this event on. Your passion to spread awareness about Red Hook CARES throughout our building and in the community inspired this event and I’m so appreciative how you each went above and beyond to make it special for all who attended. Congrats, you should be very proud.