Thursday
Aug182011

Social Butterfly Successfully "Wings"  Miami

Social Butterfly Foundation Successfully “Wings” Miami  

Social Butterfly Foundation’s first event an overwhelming success

Miami   -   Aug 18, 2011   ---   

Social Butterfly Foundation hosted two events on August 13, 2011 to raise backpacks and school supplies for foster children in Miami. The two events were a success with participants donating over 50 backpacks along with hundreds of school supplies.

“We are so grateful to the community for their outpouring of support and excitement for the cause,” Ingrid Mejia Social Butterfly Foundation’s founder said, “it is truly a symbol of what this community has to offer.”

The first event was a bike ride in conjunction with Emerge Miami, where participants rode a 10 mile course with wings to gain awareness and promote the school supply drive.  Local and national companies located in Midtown Miami contributed gifts and time towards the cause.     

The second event was the “Wing Walk”, where Social Butterfly Foundation provided wings to the art walk participants for a suggested donation. The goal was to raise money for the supply drive and increase awareness of the need for mentoring and arts awareness amongst the youth.

"The environment of Wynwood Art Walk is exactly what we are working to promote.” Mejia explained “It was encouraging to see that our organization’s goals were so well received by the community that we wish to foster.”

Social Butterfly Foundation will donate the supplies to His House Children's Home & Children's Home Society and looks forward to future partnerships with this and other foster care organizations. The next event will be their next volunteer orientation to be held on September 3, 2011.

Social Butterfly Foundation is looking to raise awareness to gain support and volunteers in order to continue to grow their mentoring program and expand the support of the local art community. Information on volunteering and donating can be found at www.socialbutterfly.org and also on their Facebook page Social Butterfly Foundation.

 

About Social Butterfly Foundation

Social Butterfly Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that fosters social skills and cultural arts awareness for children in the local child welfare system. They have a 5 step curriculum that teaches self esteem, social skills, etiquette, and cultural arts awareness in a team mentoring environment.

 

Social Butterfly partners with local cultural arts community to provide a vehicle to allow mentees to experience and appreciate the wonderful world of cultural arts, allow them to use the Arts as a canvas for expression, become enriched and have the confidence of belonging, interacting, and demonstrating social skills developed within their program and most important addressing the fundamental need for close and caring relationships. To get involved visit our website www.socialbutterfly.org, our Facebook page Social Butterfly Foundation or call us at 1.855.723.ARTS

 

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION, INC. 990 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 503 Miami FL, 33132. 1.855.723.ARTS

Thursday
Jul282011

Social Butterfly Foundation Swarms Miami - Press Release

Social Butterfly Foundation Swarms Miami For A Good Cause  

Social Butterfly Foundation hosts “Butterflies on Bikes” and “Wing Walk” to raise awareness for Foster Care Youth Mentoring

Miami   -    Jul 28, 2011   ---   

Social Butterfly Foundation announces two exciting events: “Butterflies on Bikes” & “Wing Walk” both held on August 13, 2011.

Butterflies on Bikes is 10 mile morning cycle ride for cause. Each cyclist will wear brilliantly coloured butterfly wings to raise awareness for foster care youth mentoring and participate in a school supply drive. Cyclists will meet at 10a.m. at Government Center Metrorail Station located at 111 NW 1st St  and ride to Lime Fresh Mexican Grill in the Shops at Midtown. Refreshments will be served and cyclists will have an opportunity to purchase and donate backpacks for the back to school supply drive.

Wing Walk is an evening event where supporters will wear butterfly wings and swarm Wynwood’s Art Walk to increase awareness and support local community cultural arts. The group will meet at Wynwood Walls, located on 2nd Ave between 25th and 26th street at 7PM where Butterfly Wings will be distributed. Social Butterfly encourages everyone to join them for their involvement in this cultural event and help spread the word about their cause, all while having a good time. Donations will be accepted for supporters wishing to participate in the Wing Walk.

Emerge Miami & W-Girls are both fantastic organizations that have joined the Foundation in this initiative. “The goal of our events is to increase awareness of the need for foster care mentoring and raise resources for the foster care population it serves. We want the community to see the enthusiasm we all have for this cause.” States Ingrid Mejia, Founder of Social Butterfly Foundation.

Together with the Board of Directors & Volunteers Social Butterfly Foundation aims to better Miami, implementing the group’s social skills and cultural arts awareness programs among the city’s foster care youth.

If you are interested in participating in “Butterflies on Bikes” or “Wing Walk” visit www.socialbutterfly.org for details. Donations are welcomed and tax deductible. 

About Social Butterfly Foundation

Social Butterfly Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that fosters social skills and cultural arts awareness for children in the local child welfare system. Their goal is to help strengthen each child's self-esteem through social skills training and through exposure to the arts.  Young women in foster care will be provided with Individual and Team Mentoring in order to build consistent, long-term relationships. Research shows that caring adults can make a difference in children's lives.  Their 5 step curriculum is a year-long social enrichment program which includes Social Skills Training, Self Esteem BuildingSocial Etiquette & Arts Appreciation and Cultural Arts Mentoring.

 

Social Butterfly partners with local cultural arts community to provide a vehicle to allow mentees to experience and appreciate the wonderful world of cultural arts, allow them to use the Arts as a canvas for expression, become enriched and have the confidence of belonging, interacting, and demonstrating social skills developed within their program and most important addressing the fundamental need for close and caring relationships.

 

To get involved visit their website www.socialbutterfly.org, their Facebook page Social Butterfly Foundation or call 1.855.723.ARTS

 

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION, INC. 990 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 503 Miami FL, 33132. 1.855.723.ARTS

 

 

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Tuesday
Jul262011

Ride for Cause & Wing Walk

Sunday
Jul102011

Give a Child Her Wings - August 13th 2011

Be part of two fun and exciting events! Ride for Cause & Wing Walk on August 13th!

What's the Cause? Our Give a Girl Her Wings campaign, is a Back Pack and School Supplies drive for children in group foster care homes.

In the morning Cyclists from Emerge Miami & the Community will ride 10 Miles in Miami on August 13th with brilliantly colored butterfly wings to raise awareness.

In the Evening Volunteers from the Community will participate in a Wing Walk at Art Walk in Wynwood!

We will have a donation booth set up with face painting and volunteers will raise awareness by wearing thier Butterfly Wings!

When: Event date August 13th

Where: Morning Cycle Ride (Begins at Govt Center & Ends at Midtown Miami)

Where: Evening: Wynwood Art District

Volunteer:

For both events (Midtown Miami Ride for Cause and Wynwood Wing Walk) we need help contacting each of the store vendors to seek participatin interest.

We need a street team to hand out flyers to encourage cyclists to participate in the ride prior to event.

We need a street team to hand out flyers during wing walk (with beautiful wings) to hand out flyers to raise awarness about our program.

We need volunteers for the day of the event to accept donations of school supplies and back packs (at tent)

We need help organizing and planning ! Sign up to participate Here

 

 

Sunday
Jul102011

Our Community Cares - July 2011 Orientation

 

Thank You for caring about our children in Foster Care and making a difference. Our girls need the stability of a mentor in their lives.