Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Arts Program Brings the Joy!

Mentoring Moms mentor, Rita Bakr, along with her two mentees attended the Dionne Warwick show on Friday, March 3rd at Bergen PAC.  They received free tickets through Bergen PAC’s Arts Access program, which provides free tickets to organizations serving individuals who would otherwise be unable to experience live performing arts.

Many of the mothers in Mentoring Moms are single mothers struggling to provide for their families.  A night out at a live performance is hardly doable on a tight budget.  The Arts Access gives these mothers the opportunity to experience cultural arts, as well as a give them a much needed break!  Rita, a mentor to 2 mothers in the programs, said of the evening, “It was great and we all had a lovely time. Many thanks for the tickets!”  Rita noted how helpful the staff was to her mentee, who is confined to a wheelchair, “ We had to be relocated to the orchestra level …. but the floor manager was very accommodating.”

A special big thank you to the Bergen PAC Arts Access program for not only providing this wonderful opportunity, but for taking the extra steps to take care of our families !

To learn more about the Mentoring Moms program click here.

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