There is so much that goes on with Animate A Way, but the thing we really look forward to is the moment in the sun at the end of the year for all of our participants. We have a fantastic partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, who helps us put on the gala exhibition of all of the great work that our youths have made throughout the year.
June 4th will be the date. It all begins at 6pm with a mixer and gathering. Our fantastic sponsors will provide refreshments and snacks while guests will have the opportunity to browse an incredible craft fair. But the good part starts at 7 pm. MOPA’s 250 seat theater is incredible. Inset within the high roof are hundreds of twinkling lights. The gradual slope of the seating area leads to a raised stage where all of our youth will stand, beaming with pride, smiles and more than a little nervousness as a full crowd stands and applauds their courage. They have spent the better part of the year learning about domestic violence and how their voice can make in impact against it. Their hands have been busy and diligent creating a public service announcement to lend even more distance to their voice. And their creativities have been in overdrive as they constructed every word of the script and every image in the final product. It is their work and it is their cause. We can’t wait for June 4!
Animate A Way has been very busy in the last two months with a fantastic new partnership with Pappalecco Italian-American Cafes who helped us host two different fundraising opportunities. If you are in San Diego and like incredible coffee and gelato, be sure and seek them out. There is a lot more that has happened and will happen. We’ll keep you in the loop with more regular updates throughout the coming days and weeks.