So, most of you already know that the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center is celebrating 15 years of community work this year.
One of the companies that supports the center is Gustiamo, a small intimate Italian business in the Bronx. When I met Martina from Gustiamo, she was at Mary Mitchell working with the children and that is what sparked my interest in Gustiamo.
In this picture, Tiffany is reading the 2012 Mary Mitchell booklet. This booklet comes out every 5 years and lists some of the neighborhood business that support the center. When the community supports Mary Mitchell, it means a lot. Gustiamo not only supports though donations but may stop by to interact with the children.
Thank You Gustiamo!
So, last month I was raising money for the Mary Mitchell Center and it tuns out I went into a contractor’s office and on the wall were a lot of famous people he had met in his life time. I knew most of them by face and not really by name. Some by name like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. There are also some actors who acted with Bill Cosby but I can’t recall their names. For some reason it was surprising and I was hyped (not even going to lie).
You know what’s funny, now it doesn’t even matter. Like, it’s not like I met them. Then why was I so hyped?!
Artist: Gabriela Salazar
Sculpture: “For Closure”
Models: Elizabeth, Tiffany, Eva, Deborah